The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3 at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park in Lewiston.

The Challenge, founded by actor, Maine native and avid cyclist Patrick Dempsey, is an annual international fundraising platform in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center.

A 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) run/walk and 10-kilometer (6.2) mile run/walk are scheduled for Oct. 2 and cycling rides of 10, 25, 50 and 100-miles are scheduled for Oct. 3.

Weekend festivities include a Festival in the Park including a Health and Wellness Expo, Vendor Fair, KidZone and live entertainment.

More info at http://www.dempseychallenge.org/