Fight Back Festival Goal: $110,000!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine


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We are in need of 250 volunteers to ensure that the 2014 Fight Back Festival runs smoothly.  Click the button above to register today.  Participants are also encouraged to volunteer.  If you are biking, running or walking, you can register to volunteer while registering to participate by clicking here.

Fight Back Festival is the Cancer Community Center’s largest annual fundraiser.  It is a family biking, running and walking event held, annually, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.  There is something for everyone at this beautiful day of strength, hope and rememberance.

All registrants in the bike, run or walk receive a complimentary BBQ lunch with beer (ID is required).  You may upgrade to Lobster for $20.  You may purchase additional meals for family and friends which are $5 for BBQ and $20 for lobster.

Registration fees also includes:

  • Finisher Mugs
  • Live Music
  • Children’s Entertainment & Activities
  • Survivor Bandanas for Cancer Survivors
  • Tribute Signs & Ribbons to be worn and/or added to our Tribute Wall
  • Overall and age group prizes for the 5K Trail Race
  • Top Individual & Team Fundraising Prizes

Not Dead Yet Bike Ride participants have a choice of 10, 25 or 60 mile rides.  The selection you make today for a distance is just to give us an idea as to how many people to expect for each ride and can be changed at any time.  There are good rolling hills with some challenging terrain on all three routes, but many of the most challenging hills in the area have been avoided.

Run & Walk participants have a choice of a 5K trail race, 5K walk or 1mile stroll.  All routes are on the trails at Pineland with the exception of the 1 mile stroll which is 95% on paved roads and suitable for strollers and small children on bikes.  (We are no longer offering the 10K Race as the number of runners in this event has declined each year and the 5K has grown significantly.)

5K Trail Race & Walk Course Description -  The race and walk course is 5kilometer off-road roller coasters on well-maintained cross country trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests, through fields and past working farmland. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly.  Although there are no major climbs, the terrain is continuously rolling. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. Trail running shoes are recommended but not necessary.

Kids Fun Run - This non-competitive run is a 1/3 mile run on the trails at Pineland. They will start at the same start line as the 5K race & walk. They will then take a sharp turn at the first trail intersection to swing back around and come up the hill to the finish line. All finishers will receive a medal.  This is not timed. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Parents are encouraged to accompany smaller children on the run.

Fundraising – We encourage all participants to raise additional funds to support the Cancer Community Center by personalizing your fundraising page today.  Our goal is to raise over $110,000 from this year’s event.  All proceeds help the Cancer Community Center to provide free wellness classes and emotional support to Mainers touched by cancer.  The Center is located in South Portland, Maine and provides one-to-one support across the state through The Maine Buddy Program.  All offline donations should be mailed to the Cancer Community Center at 778 Main St. South Portland, Maine 04106.  Please be sure to reference the name of the fundraiser so that we can credit them properly.  All checks should be made out to the Cancer Community Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose federal tax id is 01-0513301.

The Haley Cup - Established in 2012 is awarded annually to the top fundraising team at Fight Back Festival.  The Haley Cup was named to honor Tim Haley (1967-2012) and his inspirational Team Headstrong.  The Cancer Community Center is honored to have been the beneficiary of Tim’s tireless commitment and infectious enthusiasm and trusts the team that wins this Cup each year will share in his passion for supporting those affected by cancer.

Previous Winners of The Haley Cup

2013 – Team Headstrong

2012 – Team Headstrong

We will reach our fundraising goal for this event if  each participant gathers supporters through the additional pledges on your personal fundraising page, given to you as part of registration.

Email friends, family and colleagues to ask them for their support of your Fight Back against cancer.

Fundraising Prizes

Everyone who raises at least $250 has the choice of a free Atayne 2014 Fight Back Festival long sleeve technical shirt or a lobster bake ticket for the event.

Everyone who raises at least $500 will receive BOTH an Atayne 2014 Fight Back Festival long sleeve technical shirt and a lobster bake ticket for the event.

The top three fundraisers will ALSO receive L.L.Bean gift certificates of $50 for the third greatest fundraiser, $75 for the second greatest fundraiser and $100 for the top fundraiser.

2014 Event Schedule:

Registration & Packet Pick-up         7:00am – 11:15am

60 Mile Bike Ride Start                    8:00am

5K Run, Walk & Stroll Start           10:00am

25 Mile Bike Ride Start                  10:30am

10 Mile Bike Ride Start                  11:00am

Kids Fun Run Start                         11:30am

BBQ & Lobster Bake                    11:00am-2:30pm

Packet Pick Up & Day Of Registration - Packet pick up is available Monday, September 22 through Thursday, September 25 from 9am-5:30pm at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main St., South Portland, Maine.

Packet pick up on Friday, September 26 will be at Pineland Farms from 11am – 7pm.

Day of registration and packet pick up will open from 7:00 am until 11:15 am.  Please arrive early enough to park, check in, pick up your shirts or jerseys if you ordered or want to purchase them and get to the start line of your particular event on time.

2014 Event Fee Schedule

Kids’s Fun Run                       $5

Additional BBQ Lunch            $5

Lobster Bake                          $20

2014 Atayne Shirt                   $20

2014 Atayne Bike Jersey         $70

The above prices will not change.  The registration fees is a bit more on race day so get in early and spread the word through your fundraising page!

Registration Fees Through September 26, 2014 

Not Dead Yet Bike Ride               $40

5K Run, Walk & 1 Mile Stroll        $25

Day of Registration Fees

Not Dead Yet Bike Ride               $45

5K Run, Walk & 1 Mile Stroll        $30


Event shirts may be purchased for $20. They are top quality Atayne long sleeve technical shirts that retail at $45.

Not Dead Yet Bike Jerseys also made by Atayne are available to purchase for $70.  The 2014 design will be coming soon!



2013 Race Results:

5K Age Group Winners

5K Overall Results

10K Age Group Winners

10K Overall Results

2012 Race Results

Photos from Fight Back Festival