DempseyCenter.org and DempseyChallenge.org are now combined into a new and improved website.
Information for the Dempsey Challenge can be found under “Dempsey Challenge” in our main navigation.
The Dempsey Challenge takes environmental responsibility seriously. We believe a healthy environment contributes to the overall health and well-being of the community – and a healthy community is a big part of what the Dempsey Center is all about!
Cycling rest stops will be cup-free! Poland Spring water jugs will be available for replenishment at all rest stops and in the park. Participants will receive a complimentary Specialized water bottle at Packet-Pick Up.
Encourage donors to contribute via credit card using the Dempsey Challenge website.
Make a plan with your teammates to reduce your carbon footprint together from your home or hotel to the starting line.
Ask a Green Team volunteer before you throw something away.
All food waste (animal, vegetable, or mineral) should be added to our compost bins. Our beer cups are bio-degradable as well! Instead of ending up in a landfill, all of these items will be utilized by a local farm to make rich soil for their crops.
Bottles/cans and Mixed Paper also belong in separate bins for recycling.
Trash items include utensils, plates, bowls, paper napkins and all other cups other than those supplied for beer.
Show your dedication to keepin’ the scene clean and green by rolling up your sleeves with us! Your presence will help to educate participants and spectators about sustainable practices. Click here for volunteer opportunities.
Make a $10 donation to the Nature Conservancy of Maine at the time of registration for the Dempsey Challenge to help offset your carbon footprint getting to the Challenge. Donated funds will directly benefit the Nature Conservancy.