Maine Dartmouth Sports Medicine fellows are involved in the provision of medical care at several mass participation events, some of which are described below.
Ironman 70.3 Maine
The event features a 1.2 mile downriver swim in the Kennebec, a 56 mile bike with a mix of climbs and descents, and a 13.1 mile run along the canopy tree–lined Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta Maine. Maine Dartmouth fellows assist with health care provision in the medical tent. Learn more.
The Beach to Beacon is a renowned 10K road race that attracts an international field of elite competitors as well as runners from Maine and neighboring states. Each year nearly 5000 runners reserve their spot in the race within minutes after registration opens and another nearly 2000 runners are granted entry via a lottery system. Maine Dartmouth fellows help staff a medical tent and provide care to ill or injured racers during and after the event. Learn more.
KVAC Cross-Country Championships
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference holds their annual fall cross-country championships at Cony High School in October. The event is attended by approximately 400 male and female athletes representing 28 high schools. There are junior varsity as well as varsity level races.