Greater Portland & Casco Bay

The Greater Portland region extends from the waters and nearby islands of Casco Bay; heading north to include the trails and fields of Freeport; south to nearby beaches bordering Old Orchard Beach; west to the farmlands of Gray/New Gloucester with mountain bike and ski trails a scenic, short drive just beyond...

A four-season destination, this area boasts venues suited to outfit a variety of sports and has hosted world-class athletes in events that are now known across the nation. The region, home to nearly one-quarter of Maine's total population, will attract competitors and spectators alike for events held here.

Professional and amateur baseball, basketball and hockey; triathlons, marathons/half marathons and road races to include the Beach to Beacon; obstacle courses designed for a variety of terrain; mud challenges; boating tournaments and US Region I Soccer are just some of the happenings in the Greater Portland sports scene.


Portland is Maine’s largest metropolitan city and is located just 3 miles from Maine’s major airport, the Portland International Jetport. The city is surrounded by Casco Bay and is still very much a working waterfront. This bustling city is home to three semi-pro sports teams — the Maine Red Claws which is the D-League affiliate to the Boston Celtics and has the home court advantage at the Portland Expo; Hadlock Field hosts the Portland Sea Dogs which is the double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and offers a “mini- Fenway” atmosphere; and the Portland Pirates is the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes and  play out their season at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

This charming city offers state-of-the-art arenas, venues and universities, and certainly runs the gamut for the types of sporting events that could be hosted right in the city. But it’s unique terrain is also more than ideal for road races, regattas, triathlons, island-to-mainland swim competitions and urban obstacle courses.

Portland, Maine has the resources to make to make your next sporting event a success!

Featured Events

Annual PBA League Championship -
Fri, Mar 27th (All day) to Sun, Mar 29th (All day)
- Portland
Polar Bear Triathlon / Duathlon - Sat, May 2nd,
8:30am to 2:00pm
- Brunswick
USA Ultimate High School NorthEasterns Championship -
Sat, May 16th (All day) to Sun, May 17th (All day)
- South Portland
Second Wind 5K Road Race/Walk - Sun, May 31st,
9:00am to 10:00am
- Scarborough
Sebago Lake Triathlon Festival Weekend -
Sat, Jun 13th, 8:30am to Sun, Jun 14th, 2:00pm
- Casco
Rhino Lacrosse Presents MAINE LACROSSE -
Fri, Jun 26th (All day) to Sun, Jun 28th (All day)
- South Portland
The Color Run - Sun, Jun 28th (All day) - South Portland
Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon -
Sat, Jul 11th (All day) to Sun, Jul 12th (All day)
- Portland
Ice Breaker Tournament - Fri, Oct 9th,
4:00pm to 8:30pm
- Portland
Ice Breaker Tournament - Sat, Oct 10th,
1:00pm to 8:30pm
- Portland
Downeast Cyclocross - Sat, Oct 17th (All day) - New Gloucester
WinterKids 4th Annual License to Chill - Thu, Nov 12th,
6:30pm to 11:00pm
- Portland
Santa Hustle New England - Sun, Nov 22nd (All day) - Portland
PBA League Playoffs and Elias Cup FInals -
Thu, Mar 31st (All day) to Sun, Apr 3rd (All day)
- Portland
PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtrar Frame -
Mon, Apr 4th (All day) to Wed, Apr 6th (All day)
- Portland
Race the Runways - Sat, Apr 23rd,
8:45am to 1:00pm
- Brunswick
Into the Mud Challenge - Sun, Apr 24th (All day) - Gorham
Polar Bear Triathlon and Duathlon - Sat, May 7th,
8:30am to 3:00pm
- Brunswick
Southern Maine Heart Walk - Sun, May 15th,
8:30am to 12:00pm
- Portland
Pine Tree Marathon - Mon, May 16th,
6:00am to 2:30pm
- Portland