Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler

  • 11.23.2023 @ 09:00 AM
  • Portland, Maine
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11 .23 .2023
starts at 09 :00 AM
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Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler
Please join us for a Southern Maine running tradition, the 42nd Annual Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler & Kids K. The 2 loop, certified 4 Miler course winds through Portland's Historic Old Port and Downtown Districts. The Kid's K (.62 miles) starts at Monument Sq, runs to the Court House and back to finish in front of City Hall.

This is an all volunteer effort. Proceeds to benefit Partners for World Health, Portland Trails, the St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Iten, Kenya and various area non - profits.

Our food drive, now in it's 38th 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!!!

Do you know someone who would like to volunteer on race day? We are always looking for help! Family and friends can cheer you on while contributing to a great cause! Time commitment will be 7:30AM - 10:30AM. All volunteers will receive a free Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler T-shirt! They can register to volunteer on the same form used for runner registration.

Information: Email: gtowle@maine.edu Phone: 207-650-5041

Early Packet Pickup/Pre Registration : Wednesday, Nov. 22nd 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:
Pre-registration: $30.00
Day-of registration: $35.00

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

Awards: 10:10 AM 5 year age group increments

Kids K Information

Time: 8:30 AM

Age: Kids 12 and under

Entry Fee: $3.00

Awards: All Kid's K runners will receive a ceremonial medal at the finish line.

All runners 21 and over are invited to the Shipyard (shipyard.com)Tap Room, 86 Newbury Street , Portland for a complimentary beer after the race. Please bring your race number!

Past Champions:

Runner Results will be found here after completion: https://my.racewire.com/results/36583/43316
Sub Event Cost Distance
$3.00 0.6mi
$30.00 4mi
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WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND PHOTO RELEASE: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound for myself, my Heirs, Executors and Administrators, do hereby release any and all sponsors of the race, their representatives, successors, and assigns, the Race Committee and its members, the City of Portland, Maine, the Portland School System and its employees, and volunteers from any and all liability arising from illness or injuries. I am fit and have sufficiently trained for the competition of this race. I also understand that although police protection is provided, there may be traffic on the course route; I assume the risk of running in traffic. I have read the foregoing and certify my agreement by my signature below. I also grant to the Released Parties the right and permission to copyright and/or publish, reproduce or otherwise use my name, voice and likeness and/or written material, photographs, motion pictures, and audio-visual, magnetic recordings about me as a result of or in connection with my participation in the Portland Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler Road Race. I agree to relinquish all rights, title, and interest I may have in the finished product or the advertising copy that may be used in connection therewith, and waive all rights to payment or compensation therefore.