Updated 07/01/15. All times EST. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Simard-Payne Park, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston, Maine.
Monday, August 31
4:30 pm: Deadline to receive your custom event cycling jersey or performance running shirt at the event ($1,000). Click here for more information on fundraising levels and incentives.
Friday, October 9
11:59 pm: Deadline for all fundraising awards, Champions for Hope Event ($3,000) and VIP Reception ($10,000) incentive levels. Click here for more information on fundraising levels and incentives.
Tuesday, October 13
6 pm - Volunteer Orientation, Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn
Friday, October 16
12 pm – 7 pm: Packet Pick Up for all participants
12 pm – 7 pm: Official Merchandise Tent Open
12 pm – 4 pm: Dempsey Center Open House, 29 Lowell St., 5th Floor, Lewiston
5 pm – 7 pm: Courage Fest Packet Pick-Up Party featuring Pinky D’s Food Truck and LIVE entertainment
All night: Official Courage Fest party at Gritty McDuff’s L/A Brewpub
Saturday, October 17
6 am – 7:45 am: Runner and Walker Packet Pick Up
6 am – 2 pm: Official Merchandise Tent Open
6:45 am: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey, start stage
7:30 am: 10K Run/Walk presented by Positive Tracks
8 am: 5K Run/Walk presented by Positive Tracks
8 am – 1 pm: Free, family-friendly Festival in the Park, open to the public. Featuring food trucks, official merchandise, TD Bank KidZone, Concentra Health & Wellness Expo, Massage & Reiki tent, and more!
8:20 am – 1 pm: Hannaford 5 & 10K Café (participants only) featuring made-to-order omelets and more!
9 am: Two-Day Riders depart, start stage
9 am – 2 pm: Cyclist Packet Pick Up
10 am: Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk (please visit the Spirit of Hope Tent by 9:45 am to be brought to the staging area)
10:15 am (approximate): ‘Thank You’ from Patrick Dempsey, entertainment stage presented by Center Street Dental
11 am: Auburn Firefighters Local 797 Kids’ Fun Run, start stage
1:30 pm: The Maine Cycling Club “Dempsey Challenge Welcome Ride & Reception“, meet at the MCC Bag & Bike Valet Tent in the park
4 pm – 5 pm: Private Cocktail Reception for $10,000 and above fundraisers. Click here for more information on fundraising levels and incentives.
4 pm – 7 pm: Cocktails, dinner and entertainment for Two-Day Riders, Wolfe’s Neck Farmhouse Lawn
5:30 pm – 8 pm: Champions for Hope Celebration presented by Patron Spirits for $3,000 and above fundraisers. Click here for more information on fundraising levels and incentives.
Sunday, October 18
6 am – 7:15 am: Packet Pick Up for cyclists
6 am – 5 pm: Official Merchandise Tent Open
7 am: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey
7:30 am: Cycling Rides, Cyclists released in waves: 100-, 70-, 50-, 25-, and 10-miles
7:30 am: Family Ride and Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Project riders depart (immediately following release of 10 mile riders)
8 am Two-Day Riders depart, Wolfe’s Neck Farm Wedding Field
8 am - 5 pm Festival in the Park continues
9:30 am – the last rider! Lobster Trap (participants only) and Gritty’s/Baxter Finish Line Beer Garden (open to the public)
3:30 pm: Closing ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey, Entertainment stage presented by Center Street Dental
4 pm: After Party in the Gritty’s/Baxter Finish Line Beer Garden with LIVE music!
11:59 pm Final Fundraising Deadline to receive all other incentives. Click here for more information on fundraising incentives.