YMCA of Southern Maine

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Endurance Series

Sign up for all 3 of our Endurance Series Events (Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms – 10K Run; Peaks to Portland Swim; and the Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon) and become a 2015 YMCA Endurance Athlete!  Are you up for the challenge? 

This event is intended to encourage participation by people with a variety of fitness levels and competitive experiences. 

Who Benefits from these Events?

The YMCA is committed to offering programs and services to the community that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.  To that end, we turn no one away because of an inability to pay.

The money raised at these events will go toward our financial assistance program.  In total, the YMCA provided more than $1,150,000 in financial assistance to members of our community last year.  The proceeds from these events will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.  Fundraising for these events goes towards our mission of nurturing the potential of every child and teen.  Fundraising for the Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms will support our Summer Day Camp programs.  The YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim will support our youth aquatics programs such as swim lessons and swim team.  The Mainiac Tri & Duathlon will support our childcare programs.  If you fundraise for the Endurance Series you are supporting all three of those areas here at the Y and enabling children to live up to their potential.

In addition to supporting a healthy community, your participation in these events will provide you with an enjoyable day of family fun!  We look forward to seeing you on race day!  If you have any questions, or need any further information than is provided on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at YMCAevents@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

  

Race Information

Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms – 10K Run: 
Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am at the Pineland Farms Campus in New Gloucester
YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim: 
Saturday, July 18th at 8:30am at Peaks Island, ending at East End Beach in Portland
Mainiac Triathlon & Duathlon: 
Sunday, September 20th at 10:00am at the Gil Boucher Park in Biddeford Pool

For more information on the individual events, please visit their webpages:

Salomon Trail Running Festival
YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim
Mainiac Triathlon & Duathlon

 

Entry Fees

Endurance Series
$260 (includes the Trail Run – You will still need to register for the Trail Run at their event page (www.pinelandtrails.com).  Please e-mail YMCAevents@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org for a promo code to cover the cost of the Trail Run.)

YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim - $125

Mainiac Triathlon & Duathlon 
Early Bird Fees (through June 30):  $75 (Individual), $80 (2-Person Relay), $120 (3-Person Relay). 
After June 30:  $85 (Individual), $90 (2-Person Relay), $130 (3-Person Relay).

 

Inclement Weather

The Mainiac Tri will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe conditions that post extreme danger to athletes and volunteers.  Race Management reserves the right to alter the course in whatever way they deem is in the best interest of the athletes and volunteers.  This includes, but is not limited to, shortening or changing the course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc.  There are no refunds in the case of weather caused changes or cancellations.  If cancelled, the races will not be rescheduled.  The US Coast Guard has final authority to reschedule the YMCA Peaks to Portland swim from Saturday 7/18 to Sunday 7/19 if the weather dictates.  If neither day is good, the race will not be rescheduled.

 

Cancellation Policy

The Y is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  There will be no refunds for this event.  Your registration is not refundable and is non-transferable.

 

Awards

Awards will be given out at all 3 events for the top 3 male and female finishers in their age groups.  In addition, YMCA Endurance Athletes will receive a special medal upon completion of all events and will have their choice of apparel.

 

Fundraising

One of the key components to the success of our events is fundraising!  The money raised at the events will go towards our financial assistance program.  In total, the YMCA provided more than $1,150,000 in financial assistance to members of our community last year.  The proceeds from the events will ensure that we continue to make our programs and services accessible to all.

All athletes who fundraise over $250 will receive the following prizes:

TOP FUNDRAISER ($1,500 minimum)

  • Free Year YMCA Membership
  • Soft shell jacket
  • Duffle bag
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt

$1,000+ Fundraiser

  • Soft shell jacket
  • Duffle bag
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt

$500+ Fundraiser

  • Duffle bag
  • Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt

$250+ Fundraiser

  • Long Sleeve Performance T-shirt

Included with Entry

  • Performance T-shirt

 

Training

We are offering training classes at the branches to help you get ready for the Endurance Series!  Whether you are new to the events or are looking for a great training program to enhance your performance, these training courses are for you.  Our experienced experts will lead you through a class that will include swimming, cycling (indoor), and running - focusing mainly on swimming in the Peaks to Portland training.  Due to the number of indoor bikes, there are maximums for each class so sign-up early!  Non-members must be registered for the event before registering for these training classes. 

Please call your local branch to inquire about the training programs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Endurance Series?
The Endurance Series is made up of our 3 endurance special events.  The Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms – 10K Run in May, the YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim in July, and the Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon in September.

Who can sign up for the Endurance Series?
Anyone!

What are the age limits?
Mainiac Triathlon = Must be 13 years or older.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a Parent/Guardian sign off on a waiver.
YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim = Must be 16 years or older.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a Parent/Guardian sign off on a waiver.

What is the registration fee for the Endurance Series?
The registration fee is $240 before March 1 and $260 after.  **USAT Membership is required for the Mainiac**

Registration is NON-TRANSFERABLE.
This means that by registering for the Endurance Series, the athlete is committing to all 3 events.  They cannot participate in the Pineland 10K & Mainiac Tri, and let a friend take their spot for Peaks to Portland.

When are the dates of the events?
Salomon Trail Running Festival – Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am
YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim – Saturday, July 18th at 8:30am
Mainiac Triathlon & Duathlon – Sunday, September 20th at 10:00am

Are these fundraising events and how does that work for the Endurance Series?
Yes, all of these events are fundraising events to support the Y’s mission to stay true to our promise to turn no one away because of an inability to pay.  Fundraising is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.  There will be great fundraising prizes for the following levels: $100, $250, $500, $1,000, and $1,500.

For the Endurance Series Athletes, fundraising will be split evenly among the 3 events.

The fundraising prizes/levels will be the same for the individual events and the Endurance Series so everyone that fundraises to a certain level will receive the same prizes.

Where can I get the most up to date information on the Endurance Series and registration?
Our Special Events Facebook Page!  To find it, type in “YMCA of Southern Maine – Special Events” or here is the link: www.facebook.com/YMCAofSouthernME.SpecialEvents

Visit our website – www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Who should I contact if I have any other questions?
E-mail us at YMCAevents@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

What does the fundraising as part of these events support?
Fundraising for these events goes towards our mission of nurturing the potential of every child and teen.  Fundraising for the Pineland 10K Run will support our Summer Day Camp programs.  The YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim will support our youth aquatics programs such as swim lessons and swim team.  The Mainiac Tri & Duathlon will support our childcare programs.  If you fundraise for the Endurance Series you are supporting all three of those areas here at the Y and enabling children to live up to their potential.

How do I get a USAT Membership?
You can buy a new membership or renew your current membership when you register for the series online. You can also join through the USAT website: www.usatriathlon.org.

 

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