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Creating Community through
Collaboration and Connection

Our mission is to create events that bring communities together. Our goal with everything we do is to create strong community ties through collaboration and connection. Our flagship event is the Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day each year in South Berwick Maine. Our other events include Rick's Run 5k and new for 2019, Luna Run 3 mile walk/run for women. Both of these events take place in our beautiful town of South Berwick, Maine.

Why We Began

Our story started for one reason: we love connecting the community and creating space for people to grow and contribute to goodness in the world. Working together for the greater good is our passion here at Forward Motion Events!

Rachel Martin is a passionate entrepreneur, small business owner and philanthropist in the southern Maine / Seacoast New Hampshire region.  Her mission in life is to move the needle with the forward progress of humanity.  She understands first hand how precious life is, and doesn't  sit around waiting for things to change or happen.  Rachel is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Brad, and together they have three awesome kids also looking to make a difference in the world.  She sits on the board for www.swimbikerun4equality.com-a foundation dedicated to promoting diversity and equality not only in triathlon, but in all sports.  

Rachel is the Founder & CEO of Forward Motion Events.  Forward Motion Events is an optimistic, philanthropic events company which operates three major race events:  The Pumpkinman Triathlon and Running Festival, Rick's Run 5k and the all women's Luna Run.  She has also been the assistant crew chief for an 8-person team competing in the worlds toughest bike race, the Race Across America, and in 2022 is leading the team as the head crew chief.  

Her passion for these events is clear in every last detail and the feeling racers walk away with: that they are part of something bigger than themselves, and have a place in the family!

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2022 TBD

Experience the wonder, awe and strength when surrounding yourself with amazing, uplifting women!! Set on the grounds at Spring Hill in South Berwick Maine, the 3rd annual Luna Run will be an empowering event with all of your best women friends!

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September 10-11, 2022!  REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

The Pumpkinman Triathlon and Running Festival consists of a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon on Saturday, and a five distance running festival on Sunday. Participate in either or both days at Spring Hill in South Berwick, Maine

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May 2022

Rick’s Run 5K was created in memory of Richard A. Roy. Rick was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country proudly, yet suffered from PTSD. Rick’s Run will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Veterans Count program within the Easterseals organization.

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Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming...

Wow! What a Ride!

 

"To say that Pumpkinman wins best post-race food is the understatement of a lifetime."

Racing is fun, and winning is always my favorite result, but something about racing at Pumpkinman transcends the usual swim-bike-run contest. You’ll never mistake the environment for the intense and over the top Ironman races, but rather notice something very different about the way people carry themselves here. Even the fastest, most competitive athletes, are just having a great, fun time. Everybody is happy. Laughter is in the air. Sure, there’s a clock to beat, but that’s just one small detail. To me, Pumpkinman is everything great about grassroots triathlon, and at the end of the day, just a fantastic reminder that triathlon is supposed to be fun, a fact that is far too easy to forget at other races. I promise that if you put Pumpkinman on your race calendar next season, it will be the highlight of your season.

Tim Russell, Pro Triathlete

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Forward Motion Events

Our mission is to create events that bring communities together. Our goal with everything we do is to create strong community ties through collaboration and connection.

Our Events

Pumpkinman Triathlon
Luna Run
Rick's Run