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

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The eighth annual Tri for a Cure will be held Sunday at Southern Maine Community College and in surrounding neighborhoods.

All roads on the SMCC campus will be closed to cars, and closures and delays are expected in parts of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, from 6 a.m.-noon. Visit for a comprehensive course map.

The all-women race course will include a 1/3-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. The swim will begin first, at 7:30 a.m. at the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. 

More than 1,400 women are expected to participate in the triathlon, according to a press release from the Maine Cancer Foundation. This year’s race is expected to raise $1.5 million. Participants will range in age from 16 to 76. 

The triathlon has raised more than $6.5 million and helped fund nearly 80 research grants and more than 280 patient and education programs, according to the foundation. More than 5,200 women have participated.