Sunday, October 2, 2022, 7:45 a.m. Portland, ME 04101 US Directions
Events

In-Person Events

$55 - $140 10/02 7:45AM EDT
Events: Marathon Half Marathon Marathon Relay

Virtual Events

$30 09/24 7:45AM EDT
Events: Virtual Marathon (on race course) Virtual Marathon (anywhere) Virtual Half Marathon (on course) Virtual Half Marathon (anywhere) Virtual Marathon Relay (on course) Virtual Marathon Relay (anywhere) Virtual 5K (anywhere) Virtual 10K (anywhere)
COVID-19 protocols for 2022

As we open registration for the 2022 event, it is difficult to determine what, if any, COVID-19 protocols will be needed in October. Our plan is to deliver an event very similar to or better than pre-pandemic Maine Marathons.

We will follow the guidance of the governor, Maine CDC, the City of Portland, the University of Southern Maine and our own medical team to take any precautions deemed necessary to hold a safe event. Those precautions could include requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test, as was the case in 2021, though we're hopeful that conditions will have improved enough by the fall of 2022 to make such requirements unnecessary.

To stay informed, please visit our site often, connect with us on social media, and sign up for our email updates.

In the event of cancellation

As an all-volunteer, nonprofit event, the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon is built on community and charitable giving. We hope and believe we will continue that tradition by donating to this year’s amazing group of race beneficiaries. But race organizers also want to ensure a smooth experience in case we must cancel this year’s event.

In the event of a cancellation, the Maine Marathon will offer registered participants the choice of what they’d like to do with their paid race fee. Participants can choose one of the following options:

  • Donate their race fee to one of our 2022 race beneficiaries
  • Transfer to one of the virtual distances
  • Defer their registration to the 2023 event
  • Receive a refund of their registration fee, minus the processing fee
Description

The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon features an out-and-back course for all three races -- marathon, relay and half marathon -- with rolling hills and views of the Portland skyline, the Back Cove, Casco Bay, and peak fall foliage. The Marathon is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier. The Half Marathon is also USATF certified, and the Marathon Relay is a 2 to 4-person marathon-length event.

Make it a weekend for the whole family! Enjoy Portland’s breweries, restaurants, Old Port shopping and scenic beauty before and after your race. Your family and friends can easily access the start/finish line along beautiful Back Cove.

Place
Baxter Boulevard
Portland, ME US 04101
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://mainemarathon.com.

Packet pickup & Expo

Packet Pickup & Expo

Saturday, Oct. 1 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (expo booths close at 5 p.m.)

  • Sullivan Gym, University of Southern Maine
  • 96 Falmouth St., Portland

Sunday, Oct. 2 – 5:30 to 7 a.m.

  • Pedro Field, next to start/finish line (PACKET PICKUP ONLY/NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION)

When you arrive

Packet pickup tables will be organized by bib number, with a separate table for relay teams. Individual participants can look up their bib number here — https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=14517. You will also receive an email the week before the race that includes your bib number and a QR code or barcode. Please bring that email with you to packet pickup, either on your smartphone or as a printout, so that volunteers can easily confirm your bib number and other information.

Relay teams can find their bib number by going to the Relay Teams page — https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/14517. Search for your team name, click on your team name link, then click the down arrow next to Group Details. When you arrive at packet picket pickup, there will be a check-in table for relay teams only.

Participants are expected to know their bib number when they arrive. If you forget and don’t bring the message with your bib number and QR code, you can go to our Information table, and we’ll help you as soon as we can, but your packet pickup experience will go much quicker and smoother if you have your bib and QR code with you.

You must have an ID to pick up your packet. If you need to pick up a packet for someone else, you must have a signed note from that entrant.

Plan to check out the many vendors selling running shoes, clothing and other supplies. Throughout the expo, you will find organizations and volunteers handing out goodies and swag for your goodie bag.

Directions

Take I-295 to Exit 6B (Forest Avenue North). Take left at first light onto Bedford Street, then turn right to park at the Campus Center (Wood Rd. on the map below) and follow the signs to Sullivan Gym.

On race day, continue straight on Bedford Street to park in the USM garage on the left, or park at one of the alternate locations shown on the map — UMaine School of Law, the World Imports lot, the Back Cove lot, the Intermed parking garage (closes at 3 p.m.) or the AAA lot. Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot, which is reserved for store customers.

For those of you who will be using a GPS to find your way to the race, use 35 Bedford St. to get directions to the USM Campus Center parking lot, which is adjacent to Sullivan Gym. There is also a smaller lot next to Sullivan Gym (66 or 96 Falmouth St.), but parking spaces will be hard to find. The Bedford St. address will also get you to the USM parking garage, which is the primary location for race-day parking.

Parking

Free parking is available near Sullivan Gym. The USM parking garage will be open both Saturday and Sunday. There are several USM parking lots as well as some street parking. Metered parking is free on Sunday. The USM garage is located off Bedford St., which is the first left-hand turn off Forest Ave. after you get off Exit 6B from I-295.

There is significant construction on the USM campus. USM Sullivan Gym, where the expo takes place is behind the construction site on Bedford Street. One must go completely around the construction site in either direction to find the gym.

Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot, which is reserved for store customers. Also, we urge everyone to arrive as early as possible on race day to minimize traffic backups. NOTE: Please arrive early on race day to minimize traffic backups.

 

Race Contact Info

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Sponsors
Elite Runners

Runners who have achieved the standards listed below since Oct. 1, 2019, can receive a comp race entry. Please email Bob Aube at bobaube@mainetrackclub.com, and include a race name and date where you achieved the standard.

Men: 1:15 for half marathon, 2:45 for marathon

Women: 1:25 for half marathon, 3:15 for marathon

Virtual Events

All of our virtual events – marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K and 5K – are open from Saturday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Oct. 10. You can complete your event any time during that time period, at any location.

If you use RaceJoy, your virtual result should automatically be uploaded to RunSignUp.com after you finish. Otherwise, you can manually submit your result. Go to the Results page, hit Submit Virtual Result, look up your registration, and hit Submit Virtual Result again. Please note that results will only be accepted from Sept. 24 through Oct. 10.

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