Sat September 26 - Mon October 12 Portland, ME 04101 US Directions
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2020 Race is Going Virtual

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay, originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, will take place virtually from Sept. 26 through Oct. 12. Title sponsor Gorham Savings Bank will cover all virtual race costs so that every entry fee dollar can be donated to nonprofit race beneficiaries.

The virtual distances can be run in any location you choose, including the actual race course. Virtual participants who live in the U.S. will get a medal and shirt mailed to them after they complete the event. Results will be compiled, but there will be no awards or cash prizes.

The virtual options are: marathon, half marathon, relay, 5K and 10K. The fee is $30/runner through Aug. 31. The fee will increase to $35 on Sept. 1. 

Participants who are already registered may request that their entry be switched to one of the virtual options (These requests will be processed manually, and you won't see your new entry status until early August). Once your request to switch to the virtual race has been processed, you'll be able to go online and edit your registration, to change your virtual distance and indicate whether or not you plan to use the actual race course. Those who switch to a virtual event can choose any of the virtual distances, regardless of which event you initially registered for. 

You can also request a partial refund (for the difference between your original entry fee and the reduced virtual race fee), or whether you’d like to donate the difference to charity.

You also have the option of cancelling your race registration. If you choose to do that, you may donate your entry fee to charity or request a full refund.

We ask that participants make a decision by Tuesday, Aug. 4. If you do nothing, by default, your registration will be deferred until 2021.

Here Are Your Options:

Your entry will be switched to one of the virtual events, and all of your original entry fee will be donated to our race beneficiaries. You simply run the distance on your own, either on the course or at a location of your choosing, and then report your result (or use the RaceJoy app to automatically record your time). We’ll send you instructions.

Your entry will be switched to one of the virtual events, and part of your entry fee will be refunded. You simply run the distance on your own, either on the course or at a location of your choosing, and then report your result (or use the RaceJoy app to automatically record your time). We’ll send you instructions.

You understand that all race proceeds will be donated to charity, and you're not requesting a refund. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you in 2021.

We understand. We hope you can join us in 2021.

Place
Baxter Boulevard
Portland, ME US 04101
Race Website

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

Packet pickup & Expo

There is no expo or packet pickup this year. Race shirts and finishers medals will be mailed after the event, likely in mid-November.

Race Contact Info

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Questions?
Submit Your Virtual Result

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. 26 through Oct. 12.

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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.

Race Countdown
Elite Runners

Runners who have achieved the standards listed below since Oct. 1, 2018 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

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