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Almost every "when is..." question is answered on our Dates and Times page.

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Email [email protected] or call (207) 773-2533.

When do I pick up my race packet?

Packets will need to be picked up and bikes racked during the Expo at Southern Maine Community College on Saturday, July 21 from 10am to 2pm. Participants must bring a photo ID and will only be allowed to pick up their own packets. Participants must reach their $500 fundraising minimum by Thursday, July 19th at 5pm to receive their packets. If packet pick up is impossible on Saturday, participants must notify Maine Cancer Foundation of their intent to pick up the packet between 5:00am-6:30am on Sunday morning.

Will I be charged if I withdraw from the race?

That depends.

Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you withdraw from the race prior to May 1st, 2018 at 5pm, you will not be responsible for meeting the fundraising minimum of $500. Participants dropping out after May 1st will be required to meet the $500 minimum.

You must contact Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email [email protected] to withdraw.

Keep in mind that this is a Fundraising Mission in the form of a triathlon.

How do matching gifts work?

The matching gifts process is initiated by the donor. After making a gift, contact your company’s human resources department for paperwork and/or procedures. (Each company is a little different.) The matching gift information is then sent by the donor or company to Maine Cancer Foundation ([email protected]) for validation and credit to the participant’s fundraising efforts.

Can I transfer my fundraising dollars to another participant or team member?

No. Each individual is responsible for meeting her own $500 fundraising minimum.

How do I change my registration status?

You can change your status by contacting Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email [email protected].

Typical requests are: change of swim wave or change the race leg of a team member, etc.

When does my relay team need to be completed?

Relay teams must be completed by June 1, 2018.

If you need to add a relay team member after June 1st, her registration fee is $500 (which covers the fundraising minimum).

Can I replace a team members who is dropping out?

Yes. Replacement team members can register before June 1st. The Team Captain must contact our Event Director: Julia Bachelder at Maine Cancer Foundation at 207-773-2533 or [email protected]
If you need to add a relay team member after June 1st, her registration fee is $500 (which covers the fundraising minimum).

Can I change to a different Tri for a Cure Clinic?

Clinic fees are nonrefundable. Assuming there is space available, you may change clinics directly on the event registration site.

Will the Tri be canceled for bad weather?

That depends.

The Tri for a Cure will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe weather conditions posing extreme danger to athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Maine Cancer Foundation reserves the right to alter the course in any way deemed in the best interest of volunteers and athletes. This includes, but is not limited to the distance or shape of course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There will be NO REFUNDS in the case of changes or course cancellations due to weather. If canceled, Tri for a Cure will not be rescheduled.

Why is there a fundraising minimum of $500?

This is a Fundraising Mission. Your registration fee covers the cost of your event expenses. This maximizes the impact of your fundraising dollars on our goal – fighting cancer in Maine though prevention, early detection, and access to care.

I didn't win a spot in the registration lottery, do I have any options?

Yes. Waitlist selections will be announced on February 8th and in following weeks if applicable.

Is there a minimum age to participate?

All Tri for a Cure participants must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2018.

How much does it cost to register?

All registration types costs $50.

How do I start a team?

One registrant will choose to 'start a team' and will name the relay team when she registers. The other team members will 'join' the team.

Each team member is required to meet her own $500 fundraising minimum by July 19th at 5pm. Fundraising is by individual, not by relay team.

Note: For lottery registrants, only one lottery winner is needed to start the team. Team members do not have to have participated in the lottery.

Who are Guaranteed Entrants?

Guaranteed Entrants are women who earned a spot by fundraising more than $1,500 last year, OR are using a spot provided by one of our corporate sponsors of the event.

One of my teammates is a cancer survivor, but I'm doing the swim. Which wave do I pick?

There will be a Survivor-Relay wave after the Survivor wave. Please ensure your Survivor-teammate is registered as a Survivor in order to swim in that relay wave.

What if a donor wants to pay by check?

Checks can be made out to Maine Cancer Foundation. Make sure they put "Tri for a Cure" and your name on the memo line. They can be mailed to us at 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105 and we'll credit them to your fundraising account.

Is there a way to virtually participate in the Tri?

Yes! Whether you are a supporter of Tri for a Cure but can't participate this year, or a volunteer who would love to raise funds to fight cancer here in Maine, there is now an option to participate virtually. 

Signing up for Virtual Tri for a Cure is free and there is no fundraising commitment.

All funds raised will contribute towards our goal of raising $2 Million to support prevention, screening, and access to care here in Maine

We invite you to come spectate the Tri for a Cure this year and be part of the celebration, but that is not required! Please note that signing up for Virtual Tri for a Cure does not give you a spot in the event.

You will be eligible for the same incentive prizes as those participating in the Tri for a Cure.

Men and women may both participate!

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Where should I direct press inquiries?

We are always pleased to work with members of the press to help cover our events.

If your organization would like to attend the Tri for a Cure please request a press pass at [email protected] or call 207-773-2533.

I'm traveling from out of town, where do I stay?

The Portland and South Portland area offers many hotel and accommodation options. We recommend booking early, as summer availability can be limited.

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