If you're looking to ramp up your appetite so you can eat that giant Thanksgiving dinner, then think about running the annual Portland Thanksgiving 4-Miler. This is a really fun and low-pressure race and a great way to get some exercise before you stuff yourself. Lots of folks wear crazy turkey costumes and it's a beautiful race through Portland's Old Port.  Let's do this!

Here's all the info from the race organizers:

Please join us for a Southern Maine running tradition, the 38th annual Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler & Kids K. The 2 loop 4 Miler course winds through Portland's historic Old Port and Downtown Districts. Proceeds to benefit Partners for World Health, Portland Trails, the St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Iten, Kenya and other area non - profits.

Our food drive, now in it's 34th year, will benefit Project Feed, an area emergency food pantry. Please consider bringing non-perishable items to donate on race day!



Free Parking for Runners & Spectators: Monument Square Parking Garage, Look for signs to One City Center Parking Garage off Congress St. Please do not park on surrounding streets!!

Early Packet Pickup/Pre Registration : Wednesday, Nov. 27st from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Runners are encouraged to pick-up their packets or pre-register at Portland High School Gym. Please use Chestnut Street entrance.

Race Day Registration: From 7:00am — 8:45am. Portland High School Gym, on Chestnut Street entrance.


4-Miler Information

Time: 9:00 AM

Entry Fee: $25.00 pre-register .... $30 on race day

T-Shirts: Shirts to the first 400 pre-registered runners

Awards: 10:00 AM 5 year age group increments

Kids K Information

Time: 8:30 AM

Age: Kids 12 and under

Entry Fee: $3.00

Awards: Finishers receive an award at the finish line.




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