Patrick Dempsey, at the far right, holds the banner at the front of the survivors walk through Simard Payne Park as part of the 2017 Dempsey Challenge. Sun Journal file photo

SATURDAY, Sept. 28

6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.: Packet pickup for runners/walkers.

7 a.m.: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey at the Start Stage.

7:30 a.m.: 10K run/walk.

8 a.m.: 5K run/walk.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Festival in the park, featuring a play area for kids, a craft beer, wine and food truck area, and live music. Free and open to the public.

8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Hannaford 5 & 10K Café ( for participants only).

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Packet pickup for cyclists.

9:45 a.m.: Brief program before the Survivor Walk. Visit Dempsey Challenge information tent to be directed to staging area.

10 a.m.: Survivor Walk.

10:30 a.m. (approximate): A thank-you speech from Patrick Dempsey and celebration of top fundraising award winners at the Entertainment Stage.

11 a.m.: Kids’ Fun Run, immediately following award winner celebration.

11:15 a.m.: Woodside One Wheelers from Topsham perform.

11:15 a.m.: Camp of Rock students perform on Entertainment Stage.

Noon: Maine Cycling Club welcome ride at Rainbow Bicycle, 12 to 15 miles at a pace for any rider.

SUNDAY, Sept. 29

6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.: Packet pickup for cyclists.

7 a.m.: Opening ceremonies led by Patrick Dempsey.

7:30 a.m.: Fundraising rides, cyclists released in waves: 100-, 65-, 50-, 25- and 10-mile groups.

8 a.m.: Short Folks For Hope Foundation’s Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team riders depart (immediately following release of 10-mile riders).

8 a.m.: Festival in the Park opens.

9:30 a.m.: Lobster Trap opens (participants only).

10 a.m.: Fight at the Family Picnic performs.

Noon: Stealing North performs.

1 p.m.: New England Patriots game shown in the food and beverage tent.

2 p.m.: Fundraiser Celebration led by Patrick Dempsey on the Entertainment Stage.

2:30 p.m.: The Farmhouse Project performs (immediately following fundraiser celebration).

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