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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. 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.
Take I-295 to Exit 6B (Forest Avenue North), and then take the first left onto Bedford Street to park in the USM garage, which will be open on both Saturday and Sunday.
For those of you who will be using a GPS to find your way to the race, enter 88 Bedford St. to get directions to the USM garage, or 66 Falmouth St. for Sullivan Gym, which host the race expo and Saturday packet pickup. Please note that parking is limited next to Sullivan gym. The USM garage is the primary location for parking on race day and when visiting the expo/packet pickup.
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.
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Runners who have achieved the standards listed below since Oct. 1, 2020, 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
All of our virtual events – marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K and 5K – are open from Saturday, Sept. 23, through Monday, Oct. 9. 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. 23 through Oct. 9.
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