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

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend - Fri, Feb 13th (All day) to Sun, Feb 15th (All day) - Portland
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
Into the Mud Challenge - Sun, May 3rd, 8:30am to 5:00pm - Gorham
USA Ultimate High School NorthEasterns Championship - Sat, May 16th (All day) to Sun, May 17th (All day) - South Portland
USA Ultimate High School NorthEasterners 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
Urban RAID - Sat, Jun 20th (All day) - Portland
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
TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race - Sat, Aug 1st (All day) - Cape Elizabeth
Lobsterman Triathlon - Sat, Sep 5th (All day) - Freeport
Tough Mudder - Sat, Sep 26th, 8:00am to 6:00pm - Westbrook
Tough Mudder - Sun, Sep 27th, 8:00am to 6:00pm - Westbrook
2015 Ice Breakers Tournament - Fri, Oct 9th (All day) to Sat, Oct 10th (All day) - Portland
Downeast Cyclocross - Sat, Oct 17th (All day) - New Gloucester
Santa Hustle New England - Sun, Nov 22nd (All day) - Portland