Upcoming Dempsey Challenge Already a Success

Dempsey Challenge 275The inaugural Demspey Challenge is less than a week away. Maine in the fall surely adds appeal to this charity event, which benefits the Demspey Challenge benefits The Patrick Demsey Center fo Cancer Hope & Healing located at Central Maine Medical Center. The Dempsey Center opened nine months ago, making the Challenge its biggest fundraiser since its inception.

The Dempsey Challenge features four cycling routes of 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles and a 5k run/walk. People definitely haven’t been shy about getting active, as organizers have already had to cap registration at 3,500 people.

Patrick Demspey, the well-known actor and Maine resident, recently caught up with Maine Outdoor Journal’s Deirde Fleming.

Dempsey told Fleming, “I’d like it to become quite an event,” he said. “I have been talking to a lot of people who are big into cycling, and I’ll be continuing to work with them I also want to get a lot of feedback from the Maine cycling clubs and see what we can do to improve upon this.”

Click here to read Fleming’s entire piece (Maine Outdoor Journal, 9/27).