2014 Trail To Ale 10K Race/Walk Information

Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:00 a.m. Portland, ME


The Course -click here for course map.

The start: the intersection of Quebec St and Eastern Promenade.
The finish: just before Cutter Street down on the Eastern Promenade Trail.

Runner/Walker Amenities

    • Water stops located approximately every two miles
    • Free long-sleeved race tech shirts for first 400 registrants
    • Automatic timing with ChronoTrack B-Tag chip
    • Pre- and post-race yoga and massages available at start/after-party by Jade Integrated Health
    • Post-race refreshments,  including Portland Pie Co pizza and Shipyard Brewing Company beer and healthy snacks from Whole Foods, Oakhurst Dairy

Pre/Post race yoga and massageJade Integrated Health has generously donated their services. The east end’s own Jade Integrated Health is offering pre-race yoga and post-race yoga and massage.  Before the run participants will be lead through a dynamic pre-race yoga stretch, targeting many of the muscles used for running. Mats will be provided and you are welcome to jump in when you arrive, 7:30-8:30 am.  After your run we will support your post-race cool down with a sequence of poses aimed at restoring your legs, improving your range of motion and aiding your recovery. When you’re cooled down, massage will be available to help with your post-race health.


Packet Pick up: Friday, September 19th, 10am-6pm OR Saturday, September 2oth 10am-3pm at Fleet Feet Maine Running(309 Marginal Way, Portland)
Participants coming from out of town can pick up their bibs on race day from 7:30-8:30 am on the Eastern Promenade, near the start. PLEASE arrive early. We cannot check you in after 8:30 am and still start the race on time.

Parking: A limited amount (about 50 spaces) of free parking is available for racers at 100 Fore Street and 144 Fore Street.  Race volunteers will direct you to spots that racers are allowed to use. Please do not park in undesignated areas. Local businesses open at 9am and will have your car towed. Additional spots can be found in the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage at 167 Fore Street (this garage is paid parking only). Street parking is available in the East End. Parking is not available along or in the Eastern Prom Park on race day. Please carpool or bike to/from the race, if you can.

Port-a-Potties will be located near the start line on the Eastern Promenade.

T-shirts for sale: $20. Long sleeve tech shirts will be available for sale at packet pick up on Friday and Saturday. They are free for the first 400 registrants.

The After-Party
Location: Midway parking lot of Cutter Street, above the East End boat launch

Food: Only racers will be allowed in the food area. Portland Pie Company will be offering food for Trail to Ale participants. Fruit and gluten-free snacks will also be on hand. Each person can have a piece of pizza until everyone has had some. Then, participants are welcome to come back for more.

Beer: Please read this if you are planning to consume beer at the After-party. Each participant who would like to consume beer must present a valid ID either at Friday or Saturday packet pick-up where a temporary tattoo will be administered OR at the entrance to the beer area. There will be no exceptions made. We cannot administer a tattoo on race day. After ID has been checked, the participant may proceed into the “beer area” where you can have two beers. In order to keep everyone safe, all alcohol must stay in the “beer area.” You will not be allowed to take beer outside of the “beer area.” If you would like to purchase additional beer, you may do so for $4/each.

Non-participants who are 21+ years of age may show ID and purchase beer for $4/each. They must also consume any purchased beer in the “beer area.”

Awards: We aim to begin the awards ceremony at 10:30 am. With a field of 2000 participants, we need to wait until we have results across all of our categories. This may cause us to start the awards process a little later. The top overall males and females, the top three teams as well as the top three males and females in each of the age groups will receive awards. Teams will receive awards from Shipyard Brewing Co. and Portland Pie. Everyone who places as an individual will receive a “medal”. The top three finishers overall and age group winners will receive additional awards.

Join us for the Bayside Trail 5K on November 2 and the Portland Brewers’ Holiday Dash 5K on December 14.

Do you use the trails in Greater Portland? Join Portland Trails today to support trail maintenance and future trail construction.

Race results Results will be posted at the party. On Sunday afternoon, your time will be emailed to you by the timing company. Results will be posted on coolrunning, as well. Please contact the timing company if there is an error.

Race photos: Maine Running Photos

Pre- and Post-race runs: If you are in Portland and want to take a fun run, we have a few recommendations. Check out the Running Routes tab.


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