Shared Miles

Northeast Runner’s Alliance’s (NeRA)  Shared Miles initiative is focused on increasing the accessibility and diversity of the Greater Portland, Maine running community. Shared Miles will offer training plans and entry fee assistance to one goal race per participant each calendar year, for a maximum of 10 participants annually. In addition to providing the basics for training, NeRA aims to provide community support by connecting Shared Miles athletes with local running groups if desired. 

To achieve this, NeRA is forming collaborative partnerships with corporate sponsors, local organizations, and the collective running community, in an effort to provide each participating athlete with basics essential to running.  

Each athlete in the Shared Miles program will have the opportunity to seek assistance to pay for entry to a goal race during the calendar year, should they so desire. Program administrators can assist in selection of a race, if asked, and race fees will be paid directly to the event.

Participants will have the opportunity to access a 5k or 10k (or longer) training plan, designed by a credentialed run coach in the Greater Portland community, and suitable for runners of any level. This plan does not offer one on one individualized training, but is a general template for a specific distance goal.

If you or someone you know is a good candidate for this, please fill out the form and we will be in touch. Thanks!

Please note: We can only cover up to $150.00 of race registration fees.

Please note: Information provided will be used solely by NeRA for the administration of the Shared Miles program, and will not be shared with entities other than event administrators (for purposes of entry) and will not be retained after determination of award. Funds are awarded solely at the discretion of the NeRA Board, and paid directly to the event organizers on the applicants behalf.