- ABOUT TRI-MAINE -
Established in March, 2006, Tri-Maine Productions is the venture of Will Thomas, an experienced triathlete and race director, with years working to promote endurance athletics in Northern New England.
Tri-Maine Productions is an experientially-based, entreprenuerial company based out of Portland, ME. It was formed in response to the growing demand for high-quality multisport events in Maine and beyond. Tri-Maine Productions owns and/or manages a number of race properties, ranging in scope from local road races to highly complex triathlons with hundreds of competitors. Annually, Tri-Maine events attract over 10,000 athletes, 500 volunteers, and thousands of spectators.
Tri-Maine is also contracted to support and develop races for other organizations. During the course of the year, Tri-Maine staff will be involved in over 25 events throughout the US.
Tri-Maine Productions maintains a strong commitment to three core principles: Community, Sustainability, and Quality. These principles are reflected in every Tri-Maine event, as well as in the caliber of the staff. Tri-Maine is highly selective in terms of the properties it maintains, and the projects it undertakes. If you have an idea or would like to submit an event concept, please contact us. We are happy to discuss new opportunities.
The Lobsterman Triathlon - In 2005, the Lobsterman Triathlon was dead, after the founder decided not to continue producing it. Seizing the opportunity, Tri-Maine re-banded and re-launched the race in less than a year. In 2006, it attracted 400 competitiors. In 2009, the Lobsterman will be nationally recognized as a premier destination race, filling to capacity with 800+ competitors. It brings economic stimulation to the Town of Freeport at a slow time of the year and is a truly community-oriented race. Tri-Maine owns the Lobsterman Triathlon.
Tri For A Cure - In 2007, Tri-Maine was approached by the Maine Cancer Foundation with the concept of an all-women's triathlon. Working together, they launched Tri For A Cure in August 2008. Although it was a highly complex event in a densely-populated area, it attracted over 400 participants and become one of the most successful fundraisers in Maine Cancer Foundation's history, generating over $250,000 in proceeds. In 2011, The race sold out in 30 minutes with 1,100 participants and raised over $1.1 Million. Approximately 5,000 spectators attended the event, creating unique logistical and safety challenges. Working with multiple municipalities, the host venue, and the Maine Cancer Foundation, Tri-Maine developed and executed a crowd-control program that maximized spectator viewing options, and minimized potential problems.
Tri-Maine conttinues to manage the logistics and operations for the event, which continues to be at the forefront of fundraising and all-women's races. www.mainetriforacure.org
Revolution3 Triathlon - In early 2011, Tri-Maine was contacted by Revoluton3, a national, top-tier triathlon series, looking for a new venue in the Northeast. Specifically, they need a location that offered world-class half-iron distance swimming, cycling, and running routes; accommodations and dining options for 1,200+ athletes; and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere - all within two hours of a major metropolitan center. After a month of scouting, we recommended Old Orchard Beach, ME as the best option. Within two months, we had secured the necessary permits, developed the routes, and opened registration. Tri-Maine was the Local Event Management team and oversaw the logistics/operations for the inaugural Rev3 Maine at Old Orchard Beach, which was successfully held in August 2012. www.rev3tri.com