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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.
Additional race information can be found at http://mainemarathon.com.
Packet pickup tables will be organized by bib number, with a separate table for relay teams. If you don't know your bib number, you'll be able to look it up on one of our Chromebooks. 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 linger and 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.
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 — the Campus Center lot, 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.
Free parking is available near Sullivan Gym. The USM parking garage will be open both Saturday and Sunday, and their are several small lots nearby, as well as some street parking. 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. Because of the large number of entrants, the garage might fill up on race day, but additional parking is available nearby at the Campus Center lot, the UMaine School of Law, the Fixture Designer Plumbing Showroom lot, the Back Cove lot, the AAA lot or the Turner Barker Insurance lot. If you live locally, we encourage you to ride your bike to the expo and on race day to run, volunteer or cheer! Biking reduces traffic congestion and helps reduce the race’s carbon footprint. The University of Southern Maine has bike racks located across the Portland campus that you can use. Be sure to bring a lock to keep your bike secure. And please do not park your bike in or around the Start/Finish area of the race. 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.
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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. 25 through Oct. 11.
Runners who have achieved the standards listed below since Oct. 1, 2018, can receive a comp race entry. Please email Bob Aube at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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