Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up

Your packet contains your official bib with chip identification (so we can announce you as you cross the finish line!), Dempsey Challenge t-shirt and water bottle.

All participants 18 and older must have raised at least $150 at the time of packet pick up in order to participate. If you have not met this minimum, you will be asked to make up the difference when picking up your packet. We will accept cash, check and credit card at the Packet Pick Up/Registration tent. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult when picking up their packet.

Team Packet Pick-Up

Team Packet Pick-Up is an optional service we provide for teams that have 10 or more members. We will pack your team’s packets together and allow you to pick up all of your team’s packets at once during a designated time. We will also offer delivery of team packets to the Lewiston-Auburn area for team of 20 or more. Please note this service is offered as a convenience, and is not required. If you don’t want to participate in Team Packet Pick-Up, you and your teammates may pick up packets individually anytime during the Packet Pick-Up hours, and you can pick up a packet for another participant, provided you have their permission.

Team Packet Pick-Up begins Friday @ 8:00AM

Fill out our Team PPU Form

Picking up on Event Days (Saturday & Sunday)

On event days please allow yourself extra time to find parking, pick up your packet and make it to the starting line. Pedestrian traffic will make the park and Oxford Street (starting line) very congested. On Saturday, there will be road closures in Lewiston and Auburn for the 5K/10K:

Lewiston – Closure of Lincoln St/River Rd. (from Cedar to Alfred Plourde Pkwy) – 8:00 -10:00am – Closure of Cedar St. (Canal St. into Auburn) – 8:00-10:00am

Auburn – Closure of Broad St. (Mill St. into Lewiston) – 8:00-10:00am – Closure of Mill St. (Broad to Main) – 8:15- 10:15am – Coned-off runners’ lane on Main St. (Mill to Court), slow traffic– 8:15-10:30am

Picking Up for Another Participant

You are allowed to pick up the packet of another participant so long as you have his/her permission to do so and communicate this to them so they don’t come looking for their packet in the tent!  In order to pick up the packet of another participant, the participant will have had to have met the $150 minimum fundraising requirement (if 18 or older) when you pick up their packet.

Onsite Registration

Those wishing to register onsite may do so in the Packet Pick Up/Registration tent, so long as our participant cap has not been met. Please note the $150 fundraising minimum plus registration fee will be due at the time of registration, and you should allow extra time for this to be processed. We encourage you to register and fundraise in advance!


All packets will be picked up in the Packet Pick-Up/Registration Tent in Simard-Payne Memorial Park during one of the following times:

Friday, September 27
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All participants: We encourage you to pick your packets up during this time to help decrease wait times on event days.

Saturday, September 28
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.: Runners/walkers
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Cyclists

Sunday, September 29
6 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.: Cyclists