Thank you for signing up for the Portland Trails’ Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk. Your participation helps support the annual maintenance of the 70-mile trail network in Greater Portland.


Here’s the 2019 race course map:


START: Intersection of Quebec St and Eastern Promenade. The race starts at 9am. Please arrive early. We have to take down the start line and open the streets to cars at 9:15 am.

FINISH LINE: Just before Cutter Street on the Eastern Promenade Trail.


    • Water stops located approximately every two miles
    • Automatic timing with ChronoTrack B-Tag chip
    • Pre-race kineseo taping and post-race yoga and massages available at start/after-party by Jade Integrated Health (More details below)
    • Post-race refreshments,  including Portland Pie Co pizza, Shipyard Brewing Company beer, and healthy snacks.
    • Music and dancing at the post-race celebration.


Pre/Post race yoga and massage: East End’s own Jade Integrated Health has generously donated FREE pre-race kineseo taping at the start line and post-race yoga and massage for participants. Following the race, Jade therapists will support your post-race cool down with a sequence of poses aimed at restoring your legs, improving your range of motion and aiding recovery. After cool down, massage will be available to help with post-race health.



Packet Pick Up:  Friday, September 13th, 10:30am-6pm and Saturday, September 15th 10:30 am-2pm 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 will start the race on time at 9am.

Parking: We encourage you to bike to/from the race. It’s a great way to warm up and cool down. Bicycle parking is available along the Eastern Prom. Car parking in lots and garages can be found here. Street parking is available in the East End neighborhood. Car parking is not allowed along or in the Eastern Prom 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. 

Race shirts for sale: $20. A limited number of long sleeve shirts will be available for sale at packet pick up on Friday and Saturday. Shirts sizes are first come, first serve and there may be limited availability at packet pick up/race day. We strongly recommend that you pre-order!

Are dogs and strollers allowed? Because of the number of people out on the race course we cannot allow dogs or strollers.

What if I signed up but I can’t make it? You can transfer your registration to another racer up until 11:59pm on September 9th by logging in to your RunSignUp account (the registration site). We do not issue refunds for registration.


Location: Eastern Prom, middle parking lot on Cutter Street, above the East End boat launch

**Beer: Please read this ifDDostie_OldPortMagTrailtoAle10k2015-_-3444 you are planning to consume beer at the celebration. **

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. This tattoo will act as your 21+ ID post-race, should you not want to bring your ID/wallet on race day. OR You may bring an ID and BIB to the entrance to the beer area on race day for beers for runners. There will be no exceptions made. We cannot administer a tattoo on race day.  After ID or tattoo  has been checked, the participant may proceed into the “beer area” where you can have two beers included with registration. 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.”

Food: Only racers will be allowed in the food area. Portland Pie Company will be offering food for Trail to Ale participants. Fruit and snacks will also be on hand. Each runner will be allowed one slice of pizza, with seconds and extras handed out as supplies last.

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 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., the Sunrise Guide, 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.




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.com, as well. With the amount of data being processed in a short time, we expect a few errors to happen. Please contact the timing company if there is an error. Results will be corrected.

Race photos: Maine Running Photos will provide race photos. And be sure to check out our Facebook page following the race.

Environmental Practices: 

  • Recycling: we use recyclable cups at water stations and have recycling available throughout the event. Behind the scenes, we recycle everything, every day of the year.
  • Composting: Thanks to Garbage to Garden and our food donors, all food, plates and napkins are compostable. Composting bins are available throughout the post-race celebration.
  • We collect all the Poland Spring plastic water bottles and other redeemable bottles and Shipyard cans, and take them to CLYNK for processing. 100% of the proceeds support trails in greater Portland.
  • Reduce: We don’t put dates on our signage and volunteer shirts so we can use them year after year. Each participant gets one water bottle. We provide jugs of water to refill them.
  • We choose our event locations to be bike, walk and bus friendly. We encourage participants and volunteers (90% live in Cumberland County) to walk, bike, take the bus or carpool. You can park your bike at bike racks along the street and the Eastern Prom park. Greater Portland Metro bus schedules and routes can be found here.

Love Portland Trails and Trail to Ale? Come back for our other race!

REGISTRATION FOR PORTLAND TRAILS HOLIDAY DASH 5K opens on Thursday 9/5. Sign up early, this one always sells out!


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