Dempsey Challenge Schedule of Events

Friday, September 27

12:00 - 7:00PM: Packet Pick-Up for all Participants

To avoid lines the morning of the events, we encourage you to pick up your packet during this time.

12:00 - 7:00PM: Official Merchandise Tent Open

Saturday, September 28

Free Festival in the Park Open 8:00AM - 1:00PM

6:00 – 7:30 AM: Packet Pick-Up for Runners/Walkers

7:00AM: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey

7:30AM: 10K Run/Walk presented by Specturm Healthcare Partners

8AM: 5K Run/Walk presented by Spectrum Healthcare Partners

8:20AM – 1:00PM: Hannaford 5 & 10K Café

Participants only.

9:00AM – 1:00PM: Packet Pick-Up for Cyclists

9:30 – 9:50AM: Complementary Survivor Walk Shuttle

Shuttle from Fish Bones American Grill Parking Lot intended for Survivor Walk participants needing assistance getting into the park due to physical limitations.

9:45AM: Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® Survivor Walk

Visit the Dempsey Challenge tent to be directed to the staging area.

10:30AM: “Thank You” from Patrick Dempsey

11:00AM: Kids' Fun Run

Location: Start Stage.

12:00PM: Maine Cycling Club Welcome Ride

Location: Rainbow Bicycle; 12-15 miles at a pace for any rider.

1:00PM: Maine Cycling Club reception at Baxter Brewing Company

TBD: VIP Private Reception

Invitation only; $10,000 and above fundraisers.

TBD: Champions for Hope Celebration

Invitation only; $3,000 and above fundraisers.

Sunday, September 29

Free Festival in the Park Open 8:00AM - 5:00PM

6:00 – 7:15AM: Packet Pick-Up for Cyclists

7:00AM: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey

7:30AM: Fundraising Rides presented by Specialized

Cyclists released in waves: 100-, 65-, 50-, 25-, and 10-mile groups.

7:30AM: Rickshaw Team Riders

Short Folks For Hope Foundation’s Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team riders depart immediately following release of 10-mile riders.

9:00AM: Lobster Trap Opens

3:00PM: Closing Ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey

4:15PM: After Party

Join us for music and fun in the Finish Line Beer Garden to cheer on the last finishers!