Tri for a Cure returns Sunday to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The beaches and streets around South Portland Community College will be filled Sunday with swimmers, runners and bicyclists taking part in the sixth annual Tri for a Cure.

Organizers hope the triathlon will raise $1 million for cancer research at the Maine Cancer Foundation.

Beginning at 8 a.m. more than 1,000 women will make a 1/3-mile swim in the waters off Spring Point Ledge Light, bicycle 15 miles through South Portland and past Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, and run three miles on a course through the SMCC campus and Bug Light Park.

Fort Road, Benjamin F. Pickett Street and Surfsite Road will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. In Cape Elizabeth, northbound Shore Road from Route 77 to Fort Williams Park will be closed from 9:30-11 a.m.