Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, group runs for all speeds and levels.

All Year | 6:00AM
All levels group run around the Back Cove Trail in Portland (3.6 Miles). Meeting at Sebago to the Sea Parking Lot at .

All Year | 6:00PM
Our most popular social group run. This travels to a different brewery/bar every week. The run can very between 3-4.5 miles, we always finish at our starting spot.

Upcoming Events

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Cove Run: Tuesdays

Cove Run: Tuesdays

Jul 5, 6:00am - Jul 5, 7:00am+3Jul 12, 6:00am - Jul 12, 7:00amJul 19, 6:00am - Jul 19, 7:00amJul 26, 6:00am - Jul 26, 7:00am

Payson Park

Runaways Run Club meets at the same location on Tuesdays at 6:00am, all year.

The meeting spot is Edward Payson Park / Sebago to the Sea parking lot & Baxter Blvd. This run is always along the Back Cove Trail, but may switch directions. The Cove is 3.6 miles and the run will start and finish at the same spot. All paces are welcome on the run, but please be advised that there are no set pace groups. We recommend that runners have the current ability to run at least 1-2 miles without issue.

COVID protocol: You must be vaccinated to run with us. Please have a mask to wear while not running, and do not attend if you are not feeling 100% well. thank you.
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Pub Run: Stars & Stripes (Portland)

Pub Run: Stars & Stripes (Portland)

Jul 6, 6:00pm - Jul 6, 8:00pm

Stars & Stripes BrewingPortland, ME Map

Stars & Stripes Brewing (Portland location) - 6:00pm

HOKA rep Ailish will be joining us to demo the new Mach 5 road shoe, try a pair on for the run!

Runaways Run Club meets at different locations on Wednesdays at 6:00PM, all year. Each run varies in distance between 3-4.5 miles and will start & finish at the same spot. All paces are welcome on the run!

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Thursday Trails: Fore River Sanctuary

Thursday Trails: Fore River Sanctuary

Jul 7, 6:00pm - Jul 7, 7:30pm

1685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2130, United States Map

Fore River Sanctuary - 6:00PM

HOKA rep Ailish will be on hand for the trail crew with Speedgoat trail shoes available to take out for a test run!

Runaways Run Club meets on Thursdays at 6:00PM at a trail location that rotates each week. All paces are welcome on the run but please be advised that trail conditions are always changing and these trails can be fairly technical in sections (rocks, roots, inclines, etc.). We recommend trail shoes and the ability to run at least 2-3 miles without issue.
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Tiny Trails 5K: Windham

Tiny Trails 5K: Windham

Jul 9, 8:00am

Lowell PreserveFalmouth RoadWindham, ME04062 Map

Tiny Trail Races is our fun summer 5K trail series through some of greater Portland's hidden and beautiful trail networks! Runners of all ages and levels will get to enjoy a dash through the woods while helping local land trusts, towns, and non-profits maintain these spectacular spaces. Each race will be capped to 50 runners per event, hence the "tiny" trail race!

Each race will be at three different locations to make up the series: Cape Elizabeth (5/8/2022), Gorham (6/11/2022), and Windham (7/9/2022).

Each course is on commonly used trails, though some sections include rocks, roots, and narrowed segments. These trail networks are a great for all ages and levels to run on. Each course will be marked with orange pin flags and white chalk. One aid station stocked with water and prepackaged light snacks will be at the start/finish line for runners only.

This event will take place at Lowell Preserve at 47 Falmouth Rd, Windham, ME 04062 on July 9th, 2022 at 8:00AM. Limit 50 participants. Participants will run a "lollipop" loop on a wide set of commonly used trails, this one can be a bit more challenging then previous 2022 Tiny Trail runs!
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Back Cove Backyard Ultra

Back Cove Backyard Ultra

Jul 30, 7:00am - Jul 31, 7:00am

Edward Payson ParkPortland, ME Map

Portland's only backyard ultra on the iconic Back Cove Trail! Test yourself over and over (and over) again in a 24 hour period, or until the last biped remains standing. Every hour on the hour you'll head out to complete the 3.5 mile Back Cove loop, in a test of physical and mental fortitude. Think you have what it takes? Let's find out!

There will be an aid station and porta potties at the start/finish area in Payson Park with water, packaged snacks, electrolyte/salt packets, and ice available during the heat of the day. You should plan to bring everything else you think you'll need in addition to these basics.
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Firebird Trail Races 2022

Firebird Trail Races 2022

Sep 3, 7:30am - Sep 3, 4:00pm

Cumberland Fair197 Blanchard RdCumberland Center, ME04021 Map

Firebird Trail Race is a challenging and wicked fun 13M & 50K race, that runs on donations, positive vibes, and a technical course in Cumberland, Maine.

Our goal with this race is to celebrate community and accomplish great feats together, cheering each other to the finish, for the first time or the millionth time.

Unlike other races, to compete here you must donate to a non-profit of your choice in addition to paying the low cost registration fee. Instead of some mega race conglomerate taking the profits, we ask that you pay it forward and contribute to a non-profit that aligns with your values. The donation must be made between September 18, 2021 and September 2, 2022, and we must have proof of the donation (a receipt, confirmation letter from the recipient, image of your check) by September 2, 2022 in order to confirm entry. We would appreciate donations of at least $40, with a $20 minimum requirement.

Start Times
- 50K - 7:30 AM
- 13 Miler - 8:00 AM


It's technical and challenging, with lots of rocks and roots on mostly single track trail. The course is largely on the Cross-Falmouth Trail through Knights Pond, Rines Forest, Hadlock Forest, Blackstrap Hill Preserve, and Lowell Preserve. *The 2022 course will vary slightly from 2021, with a new starting area at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds*.

- 13M Course: Starts at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds in Cumberland and runs through Knights Pond Preserve then through Rines Forest and back to the Fairgrounds.

- 50K Course: Starts at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds in Cumberland and runs through Knights Pond Preserve then through Rines Forest, Hadlock Forest, Blackstrap Hill Preserve, and Lowell Preserve then doubles back to the Fairgrounds.


Each participant will receive a wood carved Firebird pinion medal and tech shirt. Top male and females will in each race will receive top finisher awards, a six pack of Athletic Brewing beer, and a free pair of Altra running shoes!
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