5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog Memorial 5K Augusta, ME 23 October 2021 Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog Memorial 5K
    Oktober Fest 5K Richmond, ME 23 October 2021 Oktober Fest 5K
    October Fest 5K & Fun Run Richmond, ME 23 October 2021 October Fest 5K & Fun Run
    ASC Long Sands Beach Run York, ME 24 October 2021 ASC Long Sands Beach Run
    Fair Election 5K Falmouth, ME 24 October 2021 Fair Election 5K
    Maine Stands Strong 5K Scarborough, ME Scarborough, ME 24 October 2021 Maine Stands Strong 5K
    Reiche International 5K Portland, ME 24 October 2021 Reiche International 5K
    Howl-O-Run 5K Lamoine, ME 30 October 2021 Howl-O-Run 5K
    Wicked 5K/10K Kennebunk, ME 30 October 2021 Wicked 5K/10K
    Mingle Jingle Run Sanford, ME 6 November 2021 Mingle Jingle Run
    Save Your Breath 5K Augusta, ME 6 November 2021 Save Your Breath 5K
    Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon Portland, ME 6 November 2021 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon
    Tri-Town Family 5K Minot, ME 7 November 2021 Tri-Town Family 5K
    Henry's Crusade against Epilepsy Biddeford, ME 7 November 2021 Henry's Crusade against Epilepsy
    Wells Veterans Day 5K Wells, ME 13 November 2021 Wells Veterans Day 5K
    Portland Waterfront 5K Portland, ME 13 November 2021 Portland Waterfront 5K
    Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K Cape Elizabeth, ME 21 November 2021 Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K
    Savage Family Turkey Trot South Portland, ME 25 November 2021 Savage Family Turkey Trot
    Greely Hockey 5K Cumberland, ME 25 November 2021 Greely Hockey 5K
    Burn Off The Turkey 5K Gorham, ME 27 November 2021 Burn Off The Turkey 5K
    York Turkey Trot 5K York, ME 27 November 2021 York Turkey Trot 5K
    Ugly Sweater 5K and Merry Mile Falmouth, ME 4 December 2021 Ugly Sweater 5K and Merry Mile
    Santa Shuffle 5K Run for the Children Bridgton, ME 4 December 2021 Santa Shuffle 5K Run for the Children
    Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K Portland, ME 12 December 2021 Portland Trails Holiday Dash 5K
    Shipyard Seaside Santa Dash Kennebunk, ME 18 December 2021 Shipyard Seaside Santa Dash
    Kerrymen 5K Saco, ME 20 March 2022 Kerrymen 5K
    Race 2 the Point Scarborough, ME 9 April 2022 Race 2 the Point
    Urban Runoff 5K Portland, ME 23 April 2022 Urban Runoff 5K
    Race to the Stage 5K Auburn, ME 30 April 2022 Race to the Stage 5K
    Salty's 5K & Double Nubble 10K York, ME 1 May 2022 Salty's 5K & Double Nubble 10K
    Memorial Day 5K to Remember Cumberland, ME 30 May 2022 Memorial Day 5K to Remember
    Maine Running Hall of Fame 5K Portland, ME 5 June 2022 Maine Running Hall of Fame 5K
    Luv 2 Run Portland 5K Portland, ME 12 June 2022 Luv 2 Run Portland 5K
    Raccoon Run 5K Portland, ME 19 June 2022 Raccoon Run 5K
    Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle Damariscotta, ME 9 July 2022 Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle
    Windham Center 5K Windham, ME 10 July 2022 Windham Center 5K
    Lovell Old Home Days 5K Lovell, ME 16 July 2022 Lovell Old Home Days 5K
    Tough Mountain Challenge Newry, ME 23 July 2022 Tough Mountain Challenge
    Swan Island 10K & 5K Richmond, ME 24 July 2022 Swan Island 10K & 5K
    Rock the Boat 5K Southport, ME 6 August 2022 Rock the Boat 5K
    Maine Lobster Festival 10K/5K Rockland, ME 7 August 2022 Maine Lobster Festival 10K/5K
    Ashley Ouellette Memorial 5K Scarborough, ME 20 August 2022 Ashley Ouellette Memorial 5K
    Run For Fox Sake 5K Berwick, ME 20 August 2022 Run For Fox Sake 5K
    Randall's Run/Walk for the Gym 5K Springvale, ME 3 September 2022 Randall's Run/Walk for the Gym 5K
    St. Joe's Commit to Get Fit Bangor, ME 25 September 2022 St. Joe's Commit to Get Fit

    About 5k races

    The 5k races in Maine are the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). The 5k races in Maine events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. The marathons in Maine are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers, and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Maine? 

    We checked what 5k races in Maine runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the 5k races in Maine was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Portland?

    There are many marathons in Maine to choose from here as the Portland Area is host to many 5k races in Maine throughout its many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable marathons in Maine include the Shipyard Old Port 5k, Luv 2 Run Portland and Cowabunga 5k. These are just a few of the many marathons in Maine, the Portland area.

    What are the best 5Ks in Bangor?

    There are many 5k marathons in Maine and many of them are happening in Bangor, as it has many neighborhoods that host races.  Some of the 5k marathons in Maine are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the 5k races in Maine include the Run for Gold 5k and the Run, Walk, Roll 5k. These are just a few of the many marathons in Maine, the Bangor area.

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Wicked 5K/10K Kennebunk, ME 30 October 2021 Wicked 5K/10K
    Great Osprey 10K Ocean Run Freeport, ME 30 October 2021 Great Osprey 10K Ocean Run
    Great Pumpkin 10K Saco, ME 31 October 2021 Great Pumpkin 10K
    Shipyard Seaside Santa Dash Kennebunk, ME 18 December 2021 Shipyard Seaside Santa Dash
    Salty's 5K & Double Nubble 10K York, ME 1 May 2022 Salty's 5K & Double Nubble 10K
    Acadia National Park Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME 5 June 2022 Acadia National Park Half Marathon
    Bay of Fundy International Marathon Lubec, ME 26 June 2022 Bay of Fundy International Marathon
    L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K Freeport, ME 4 July 2022 L.L.Bean 4th of July 10K
    Swan Island 10K & 5K Richmond, ME 24 July 2022 Swan Island 10K & 5K
    TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race Cape Elizabeth, ME 6 August 2022 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
    Maine Lobster Festival 10K/5K Rockland, ME 7 August 2022 Maine Lobster Festival 10K/5K
    St. Joe's Commit to Get Fit Bangor, ME 25 September 2022 St. Joe's Commit to Get Fit

    About 10k races

    Apart from the 5k races in Maine, the 10k are one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still relatively short in distance. Fewer runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Maine? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in the Portland area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in the Portland area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk, Beach 2 Beacon 10k and the Close to the Coast 10k. These are just a few of the many available events.

    What are the best 10Ks in The Forks area?

    There are many 10K  races to choose from in The Forks area as the many communities and neighborhoods of the city host race events. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Carrabassett Backwoods 10k and the Northern Outdoors 10k. These are just a couple of the many available events.

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Moosehorn Ghost Run Baileyville, ME 31 October 2021 Moosehorn Ghost Run
    Lost Valley 5K Auburn, ME 6 November 2021 Lost Valley 5K
    Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon Portland, ME 6 November 2021 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon
    Millinocket Marathon Millinocket, ME 4 December 2021 Millinocket Marathon
    Pine Tree Marathon Portland, ME 16 May 2022 Pine Tree Marathon
    Acadia National Park Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME 5 June 2022 Acadia National Park Half Marathon
    New England Series Sanford, ME 11 June 2022 New England Series
    Bay of Fundy International Marathon Lubec, ME 26 June 2022 Bay of Fundy International Marathon
    Blueberry Cove 13.1 Tenants Harbor, ME 28 August 2022 Blueberry Cove 13.1
    Firebird Trail Races Windham, ME 3 September 2022 Firebird Trail Races
    Pumpkinman Triathlon and Running Festival South Berwick, ME 11 September 2022 Pumpkinman Triathlon and Running Festival
    Waldoboro Half Marathon Waldoboro, ME 24 September 2022 Waldoboro Half Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000s and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Maine? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in the Portland area?

    There are many to choose from here as the Philly area has many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  The Maine Half Marathon is the premier half in the Portland Area, taking you through the town and scenic waterway routes.  There are many other Portland Area Halfs, so these are just a sampling of the races available.

     

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Millinocket Marathon Millinocket, ME 4 December 2021 Millinocket Marathon
    Pine Tree Marathon Portland, ME 16 May 2022 Pine Tree Marathon
    New England Series Sanford, ME 11 June 2022 New England Series
    Bay of Fundy International Marathon Lubec, ME 26 June 2022 Bay of Fundy International Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathons in Maine events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900s, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2107 there are currently more than 800 events being held, and that number is consistently growing. Here is a list of the options available if you are willing to attend some of the marathons in Maine events.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Maine? 

    We checked what marathons in Maine runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event held as marathons in Maine. Feedback left by runners who participated in the marathons in Maine was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the marathons in Maine are.

    What are the best Marathons in the Portland area?

    There are many marathons in Maine to choose from happening in Portland! Some of these marathons in Maine are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other marathons in Maine are racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Besides the 5k marathons in Maine, some of the notable marathons in Maine events include the Maine Marathon, which provides you with a running tour of scenic New England in Autumn.

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