Updated 09/19/14. All times EST. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Simard-Payne Park, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston, ME.
September 19, 4:30 PM
Deadline for all fundraising awards, Champions for Hope Event ($3,000) and Private Ride ($10,000) incentive levels. Click here for more information on fundraising levels and incentives.
Thursday, September 25, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm
Bike-a-Palooza with “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez, FREE and open to kids in grades 3-6. A celebration of bikes, bike skills and bike safety from the Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program. All participants will receive a FREE Specialized Helmet and Goodie Bag! REGISTER TODAY
Friday, September 26
12 pm – 7 pm Packet Pick Up
12pm – 7pm Official Merchandise Tent Open
12pm – 5pm Dempsey Center Open House, 29 Lowell St., 5th Floor, Lewiston
5pm – 7pm Courage Fest Packet Pick-Up Party featuring Pinky D’s Food Truck and LIVE entertainment by The Farmhouse Project & Chicks with Sticks.
All night Official Courage Fest party at Gritty McDuff’s L/A Brewpub
Saturday, September 27
6:30 am – 7:45 am Runner and Walker Packet Pick Up
6:30 am – 1 pm Official Merchandise Tent Open
7:00 am Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey, start stage
8 am – 1 pm Free Festival in the Park including Concentra Health & Wellness Expo, Vendor Fair, TD Bank KidZone, Concessions, Massage & Reiki Tent, Gritty’s/Baxter Beer Garden, live entertainment, and more!
8:00 am 5K Run/Walk presented by Positive Tracks
8:15 am-9:45am LIVE entertainment by Skosh!
8:20 am 10K Run/Walk presented by Positive Tracks
8:20 am-1 pm Hannaford 5 & 10K Café (participants only) featuring made-to-order omelets and more!
9:00 am – 2 pm Cyclist Packet Pick Up at Simard-Payne Memorial Park
10 am Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk (please check-in by 9:45 am at the Spirit of Hope Tent)
10:30 am ‘Thank You’ from Patrick Dempsey, Entertainment stage
11 am Auburn Firefighters Local 797 Kids’ Fun Run, start stage
11:30am LIVE entertainment by Camp of Rock
3:30-4:30 The Maine Cycling Club “Dempsey Challenge Welcome Ride & Reception“, meet at the MCC Bag & Bike Valet Tent in the park
5:50 pm Champions for Hope Celebration (invitation only, based on incentive levels)
Sunday, September 28
6:00 am – 7:15 am Packet Pick Up
6:00 am – 5 pm Official Merchandise Tent Open
6:45 am Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey
7:30 am Cycling Ride, Cyclists released in waves: 100-, 70-, 50-, 25-, and 10-miles
8 am - 5 pm Festival in the Park, continued
9:30 am – the last rider! Lobster Trap (participants only) and Gritty’s/Baxter Finish Line Beer Garden (open to the public)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm LIVE entertainment by The Dapper Gents
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm LIVE entertainment by The Awesome (80′s Band)
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm LIVE entertainment by The Rustic Overtones
3:30 pm Closing ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey and Entertainment stage
4:00 pm Afterparty in the Gritty’s/Baxter Finish Line Beer Garden with LIVE music!