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Named one of the best 5K races in the US by best5ks.com

April 21, 2018  |  Portland, Maine


Pre-Race Announcements

The 2018 Runners’ Guide is now available! Click here for all the information you’ll need on race day!

The trail portion of the course may be MUDDY! Please use caution and be aware of rocks and roots on the trail.

Post-race activities (food, massage, awards, and festival) will be inside Deering High School this year.

  • Food and massage will be just inside the main entrance.
  • Awards and festival will be in the gym. Access the gym at the back of the school.

About the Urban Runoff

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Our community – health, economy, way of life – depends on clean water. Polluted runoff threatens the health of Maine’s lakes, streams, rivers and bays. Runoff happens after any rain storm, and in Maine we see a lot of runoff in the springtime when the snow melts.
Since 2012, we’ve brought a different kind of Urban Runoff to Southern Maine! Runners and walkers will hit the streets and trails in Portland for the annual Urban Runoff 5K race and walk to raise awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in greater Portland and Saco areas.
The date of the Urban Runoff was chosen to coincide with Earth Day and spring’s “first flush” when rain and melted snow wash pollution into our waterways.
The race is followed by the City of Portland’s Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members enjoy hands-on activities about water, live entertainment, and have an all-around good time!
Join us – help preserve our communities, health, and Maine way of life by keeping our water clean!

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Wave Sponsors

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Ripple Sponsors

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Splash Sponsors

ACF Environmental   |  AV Portland  | Baxter Brewing Co.

Bernstein Shur  |  CDM Smith  |  City of Portland

City of South Portland  |  Coca-Cola  | East Brown Cow

EJ Prescott  |  Five County Credit Union | Flaherty’s Family Farm

GZA GeoEnvironmental  |  Lamey Wellehan Shoes  | Law Offices of Joe Bornstein

Lois’ Natural Marketplace  |  Maritime Farms  |  Portland Water District

The Print House  |  ReVision Energy  |  Sevee & Maher Engineers

Sterling Stormwater Maintenance  |  St. Germain Collins  |  Surf Camp Maine

Terradyn Consultants, LLC  |  Wellness Connection of Maine  |  Woodford Street Garage


Friends of the Race
Diversified CommunicationsOakhurst Dairy | Renewal by AndersenShaw Brothers