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CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOSE IMPACTED BY CANCER

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     + Festival in the Park
     + Special Events
     + Signs of Hope + Healing
     + Register

The Dempsey Challenge is a fundraising experience to benefit the Dempsey Center. It’s two days of outdoor fun, celebration and camaraderie. It’s a welcoming year-round community dedicated to making life better for people managing the impact by cancer. 

No matter who you are or what your activity level, there’s a place for you at the Dempsey Challenge. 

Run or Walk with Us

Choose your own Challenge! Register for either a 5K or 10K run/walk event. Enjoy a jog with friends or go for a new personal best. The walk is the perfect challenge for families with small children. 

10K - Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:30am

5K - Saturday, September 27, 2020 8:00am

 

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Ride

Join us for the ride of your life! Choose from challenging 25-, 50-, 65-, or 100-mile routes across Maine or opt for our new 10-mile novice/family ride featuring a family-friendly rest stop! Each route takes you along beautiful country roads, beautiful rivers and stunning Maine fall scenery. All rides are fully supported with plenty of rest stops and refueling stations.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:30am first wave

 

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Festival in the Park

Enjoy a free, family-friendly festival, open to the public for everyone to enjoy! Cheer on Dempsey Challengers as they cross the finish line, take the littles to the KidZone, or grab an ice-cold beer while you watch football on the big screens! There is something for everyone at the Festival in the Park!

Festival Hours:

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

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Special Events

The Dempsey Challenge features many special events and "happenings" throughout the weekend. From our signature Survivor Walk on Saturday to our Champions for Hope evening with our top fundraisers, you'll be surrounded by stories of hope and inspiration.

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Signs of Hope + Healing

At the Dempsey Challenge, you'll see wonderful messages of support and love lining the final portions of the run/walk and ride routes. Signs of Hope + Healing are an important reminder of what the Dempsey Challenge and Dempsey Center are all about - showing support for those impacted by cancer.

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Get The Word Out