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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 of cancer. 

No matter who you are or your activity level, there’s a place for you at the Dempsey Challenge. You can walk or run the 5K or 10K routes for an amazing experience with athletes of all abilities! Feeling ambitious? Add the Dempsey Challenge Bike Ride and make it a full weekend of activities! 

Adults, kids, and families are welcome to join this friendly, noncompetitive event. 

Fundraising + Registration

Run/Walk  - Run or walk our 5K or 10K course covering areas of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

*Youth = Ages 17 & under; Young Adult ages 18 - 23

Run/Walk and Ride COMBO - Challenge yourself to a 5K or 10K run/walk on Saturday and return on Sunday to participate in one of five cycling tours (10, 25, 50, 65 and 100 miles)

*Youth = Ages 17 & under; Young Adult ages 18 - 23

All Dempsey Challenge run/walkers receive:

  • Goodie bag (participants who register by August 1, 2020 also receive a free t-shirt!)
  • Entry into the 5K/10K Cafe featuring an omelet bar, baked goods, fruit and beverages!
  • Adult beverage ticket for the Maine Craft Beer + Wine Tent
  • Superhero status for fundraising to make live better for people impacted by cancer!

(Can’t make it to Maine for Dempsey Challenge weekend? Become a Virtual Challenger and join us from anywhere in the world!)

Ready? Pick your route, sign up, and let’s go! 



5K Course

10K Course







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