Clinics

The Tri for a Cure has a high percentage of participants that are first-time triathletes. In the months leading up to the race, we field countless questions about preparing properly, from getting started with training to nutrition on race day. In response to your questions and feedback, we have put together a comprehensive program combining information, hands-on experience and on-course training that will give you the knowledge you need to properly prepare your mind and body for this incredible experience. 

Most clinics/sessions are either free or require a $15 registration fee. Please register for your choices early, space is limited for most clinics. 

Date

Clinic Name

Place

Time 

Cost

Details

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Sunday, May 3 Bike Course Review Cyclemania 9 – 10:30 am $15 Learn More Register
Thursday, May 7 Run Preview  SMCC 5:30 pm   $15 Learn More Register
Saturday, May 16  Run Preview  SMCC    10:00 am   $15 Learn More Register
Sunday, May 17   Bike Course Preview  SMCC 8:30 am   $15 Learn More Register
Thursday, June 25   Transition Clinic for Individuals   Maine Cancer Foundation 5:30 pm   FREE Learn More Register
Thursday, June 25 Transition Clinic for Relay Teams Maine Cancer Foundation 6:30 pm   FREE Learn More Register
Sunday, June 27 Swim Clinic

*This clinic is for first-time Triathletes only.  Combo TFAC Information swim the course and some instruction from Michael Phelps Skill Center

SMCC 9:00 am $15 Learn More Register
Saturday, June 28   Transition Clinic for Individuals Maine Cancer Foundation 8:30 am FREE Learn More Register
Saturday, June 28 Transition Clinic for Relay Teams Maine Cancer Foundation 9:30 AM FREE Learn More Register
Wednesday, July 8                Swim Clinic

* TFAC Information and swim the course

SMCC                            5:30 pm                      $15 Learn More Register
Sunday, July 12                      Swim Clinic

*Combo – TFAC INFO  swim the course and some instruction from Michael Phelps Skill Center
 

SMCC                            9:00 am                       $15 Learn More Register
Thursday, July 16 Transition Clinic - Individuals  Maine Cancer Foundation 5:30 pm
    
FREE Learn More Register
Thursday, July 16 Transition Clinic - Relays Maine Cancer Foundation 6:30 pm   FREE Learn More Register
Saturday, July 18   Transition Clinic - Individuals  
    
Maine Cancer Foundation 8:30 am   FREE Learn More Register
Saturday, July 18 Transition Clinic - Relays Maine Cancer Foundation 9:30 am   FREE Learn More Register
Saturday, July 18 Swim the Course SMCC                           1:30 pm                      $15 Learn More Register

Other Training Opportunities:

Bike Course Review

Tri for a Cure race director, Julie Marchese will review the bike course using course maps, focusing on safety and ways to navigate hills, flats and everything in between.  Special guests from previous Tri for a CURE races will be available to give you their prospective of what it is like to be a first time participant in the race. There will be a “How to fix a flat” demo after the clinic by David Brink, owner of CycleMania.

Presented by:  CycleMania,  David Brink,  Julie Marchese, Race Director & Guests

Date: Sunday  May 3rd      9:00 – 10:30 am
Location:  CycleMania, 59 Federal Street, Portland
Limit:     Limit 50
Cost:    $15
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Bike Course Preview

Riding the Tri for a Cure Course is always great training. The better you know the course for race day, the better prepared you are.  sheJAMs along with Portland Velo Group Members will be there to lead the way!

Presented byPortland Velo Group & sheJAMs

Date:    Sunday  May 17th      8:30 am       
Location:  SMCC, Lot B
Limit:    Unlimited
Cost:    $15
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Run Preview

Tri for a Cure run clinics are focused on previewing the run course.  Come on out to SMCC and run the course with sheJAMs Run Coach – Coreen Lauren!  This will be a fun run.

Presented bysheJAMs

Dates:   Thursday  May 7th      5:30 – 7:00 pm
               Saturday  May 16th    5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location:  SMCC, Lot B
Limit:    Unlimited
Cost:    $15
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Tri for a Cure Swim Clinics

There will be four pre on-course swim clinics held at SMCC. Open water swim safety expert, Heidi Pare from The Michael Phelps Skill Center in Saco, will discuss water safety, navigation and provide important swimming tips before sending waves of women into the water for a swim around the course. Trainers, race director, and volunteers will be available following the swim to answer any questions and concerns. These clinics are offered to provide women with the chance to experience an ocean swim with a group, as it will be on race day. This will be a good opportunity to practice with your wetsuit and get comfortable with the cool water temperature. We will have sheJAMs “SWIM ANGELS” available for those who need them.

All participants are encouraged to swim open water with your wetsuit several times before race day.  The clinics are a way to experience swimming with a group of 100 women in a swim wave.  This should not be your only or first time in open water.  Please be prepared, swimming in cold open water for race day take practice. 

**One clinic will be reserved for FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES ONLY. This is for women who have NEVER completed a triathlon.

Presented by: Heidi Pare, Michael Phelps Skill Center

Dates: Sunday, June 27        9:00  am  **1st TIME TRIATHLETES ONLY
           Wednesday, July 8            5:30 pm  
           Sunday, July 12        9:00 am
           Saturday, July 18          1:30 pm
Location: Southern Maine Community College (Swim location – Spring Point Headlight)
Class Size: 100 per session
Cost:   $15
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Tri for a Cure Transition Clinics

Race Director, Julie Marchese will present a transition clinic in a classroom setting for Tri for a Cure Individuals and Relay Teams.  Participants will learn about transition flow, how to set up a transition station, safety and rules of transition.  RELAY TRANSITIONS HAVE CHANGED FOR 2015! Ample time will be provided for questions.  Clinic will be held for both Individuals & Relays!  FOR FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS AND RELAYS THIS IS A MUST!

Presented by:   Julie Marchese, Tri for a Cure Race Director

Dates: Thursday  June 25th    5:30 pm INDIVIDUALS  6:30 pm RELAYS
           Saturday June 28th  8:30 am INDIVIDUALS  9:30 am RELAYS  
           Thursday July 16th 5:30 pm INDIVIDUALS  6:30 pm RELAYS
           Saturday July 18th  8:30 am INDIVIDUALS  9:30 am RELAYS
Location:  Maine Cancer Foundation, US Route 1, Falmouth
Limit:    30
Cost:    FREE
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sheJAMs Info Night

Are you interested in training for Tri for a Cure with other women who would like to train together in an encouraging atmosphere?  sheJAMs members feed off of each other’s experiences,  share our accomplishments, and revel in the energy that a group of women with common interests can generate!  We offer a 12 week program that will start April 26th and it is guaranteed to get you to the finish line feeling great!  Come and hear about training with sheJAMs.  Every person who comes to our information night will leave with a discount code from X-Terra Wetsuits to get a triathlon wetsuit up to 50% off.

Presented by:   sheJAMs

Dates: Monday, April 6th
           Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: sheJAMs Clubhouse, FIT 212, 183 US Route 1, Falmouth 04105 (Behind FO Bailey Real Estate)
Limit:  Unlimited
Cost: FREE
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Mary's Walk & the Kerrymen 5K

An avid walker along Saco's Main Street, Mary Kerry Libby was well known for her friendly smile, gracious charm and kindness. A much-loved mother of four, wife, sister, daughter and friend, Mary lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 7, 1997 at 44 years of age. The first Mary’s Walk was held on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day in March 1999. 2013 marks the 15th annual Mary’s Walk. Since its inception over 20,000 people have participated in Mary's Walk and the Kerrymen Pub 5K. The event has raised almost $2 million for the Maine Cancer Foundation - the exclusive recipient of all funds donated to Mary's Walk. The walk is held in conjunction with the Kerrymen Pub 5K, a long-standing event on the road race circuit. TO REGISTER:  www.maryswalk.org

Date:         Sunday, March 15
Time:        12 Noon Race Start
Location:  Thornton Academy, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME
Limit:        The 5K is capped at 1500 runners. 
Cost:         $35 Runners  $25 Walkers
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Sea Dogs Mothers Day 5K

The Portland Sea Dogs in conjunction with Intermed and the Maine Track Club will be hosting the 15th Annual Mother's Day 5k Road Race on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maine Cancer Foundation. There will also be a Kid's Run that is free of charge.

Slugger and his Mom lead the way on the flat 5K course which begins in front of the Portland Expo building, travels down Congress Street, turning down Stevens Avenue, and making a right onto Brighton Avenue back down Deering Avenue into Fitzpatrick Stadium. The race culminates inside Hadlock Field in front of the third base dugout.

Presented by:    Maine Track Club 

Dates:       Sunday, May 10
Time:        9:15 am Race Start
Location:  Hadlock Field, Portland, ME
Limit:        Race will cap at 3,000 participants
Cost:        $19
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Twilight 5K

By popular demand, the 2015 Twilight 5K will be open to men and women, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the same beautiful running course used by the Tri for a Cure all-women’s triathlon.  The race will include an emotional opening ceremony and finish with a rocking party. A $100 fundraising minimum is required to participate in the 5K.

Dates:      Thursday, June 11th
Time:       7:00 pm Race Start
Location:  Southern Maine Community College, 4 Fort Road, South Portland, ME
Limit:       Race will cap at 1,000 participants
Cost:        $25
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