Sunday, December 12, 2021

The Holiday Dash 5K is a fun and festive race along the scenic Eastern Prom Trail! Each year, over 400 runners and walkers from across Greater Portland participate in this one-of-a-kind 5K, many of them decked out in their best holiday attire. Traditionally, participants have enjoyed a crisp morning run, jog, or walk followed by a cheerful beer brunch at Rí Rá. The details of this year's brunch portion of the event will be announced closer to the event date. 

What's the race course? Click here for a map of the course.

Can I dress up/wear a costume? Of course! Lots of participants do. We always welcome silliness!

Do I have to dress up/wear a costume? Not at all! Wear what you feel comfortable in.

Can I run or walk with my dog or stroller? No. Unfortunately, the race course is too narrow to safely allow strollers or dogs.

Can I sign up if I'm under 21? We're still figuring that out! In past years, all participants were required to be 21+ because registration included two beer tickets redeemable at the brunch at Rí Rá following the event. We don't need to tell you that COVID has shaken things up! We'll determine how beer and brunch will be incorporated into this year's event closer to the race under the advice of the Maine CDC. Then we'll decide if participants must be 21+!

Can I volunteer for this event? Yes! Our volunteers help the event run smoothly at every turn. We'll announce volunteer opportunities for the Holiday Dash in November.

Can my company sponsor this event? Yes! Please contact Lindsay Conrad at for more information about sponsoring the Holiday Dash.

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