5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Luv2Run Portland 5k
    The Luv2Run Portland 5k will happen during the Old Port Festival, which celebrates music, art and community.  This 5k is a scenic off-road course and offers cash prizes to the 1st place winners and teams.  Overall winners for men and women as well as the top age group winners will also receive a unique pint glass. The top 10 finishers will receive medals.  Water, fruit and pastries will be available for all participants.  The first 100 entrants will receive shirts, so make sure to sign up early. Registration fee is $15 before race day and $20 the day of.  Proceeds of the 5k go to the Sons of the Amvets Michael Shone Scholarship. Post race party and awards will take place at the Charles J. Loring Amvets Post 25.
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    Portland 11 June 2017 Active.com
    Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog Memorial 5k Run/Walk
    In honor of Amy Buxton, local resident, volunteer and nurse, the proceeds of this 5k go to Amy's favorite charities: Almost Home Rescue, the Kennebec Valley Humane Society and the Family Violence Project.  Pre-race registration is $15 and race day registration is $20. T-shirts are available for purchase for $15.  Use the Top100 code at checkout for a chance to win a free t-shirt.  Race starts at 9:00am at Cony High School. Packet pick-up starts at 7:00am. Race map is available on UnderDogJog.com.
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    Augusta 10 June 2017 Amy Buxton's Underdog Jog
    Shipbuilders' Sprint
    Runners are encouraged to wear blue and white for this event. The proceeds of the Shipbuilders' Sprint benefit the Bath High School Alumni Association.  The 5k is runner and walker friendly.  5k Walkers and the Kid's 1 mile fun run start at 9:00am.  5k runners start immediately after the kid's run.  The race begins at Morse High School.  Early registration is $20 and regular registration is $25. T-shirts are not included with registration but can be purchased for an additional $15.  There will be prizes for the top female and male finishers as well as the class year with the most participants.  Packet pick up is at 8:00am.  Race results will be posted online on the Shipbuilders' Sprint website.
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    Bath 9 June 2018 Shipbuilders' Spring
    Close to the Coast 5k
    As you can assume from the name, the Close to the Coast 5k runs alongside the ocean and is a mix of trails and road. The race begins at Winslow Memorial Park.  The race also has a 10K option and a 1k kids fun run as well.  The 5k race is walker friendly.  Winners will receive a very unique prize - a pie from Valley View Orchard Pies.  Packet pick up will be on June 16th at the Freeport Integrated Health Center as well as on race day. Post race party includes live music, BBQ, adult beverages and a bounce house for the kids. T-shirts are limited, so sign up early to ensure you get one.  Registration is $25.
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    Freeport 17 June 2017 Race Roster
    Run for the Gold 5k
    Husson University Alumni will be hosting the Run for the Gold 5k that will take place on the Husson University campus. Runners are encouraged to wear Husson colors, dress up or wear white since runners will pass through different "color zones" on the course where they will be covered in Husson spirit colors.  These event is family friendly.  All participants receive a tech shirt and all finishers get a medal. The proceeds of the 5k help find scholarships for the Husson University students.  Photos will be posted online after the race.
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    Bangor 24 June 2017 Evensi
    Cowabuga 5k
    This family friendly 5k is sponsored by the Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council.  The race begins at ends at Fleet Feet Sports in Portland.  Stick around after the race and get your free chocolate milk.  Runners are guaranteed a t-shirt if they register by June 1st.  After that, t-shirts are first come, first serve.  The proceeds go to the Reiche Community School’s summer food pantry. Be sure to stay for Family Farm Day, a free event for all ages, where you'll get a chance to meet a calf, make some ice cream, meet a dairy farmer and more.  The 5k is $10 for children and $20 for adults 18 and older.  Parking is limited at Fleet Feet Sports, so make sure to get there early.
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    Portland 25 June 2017 Cowabunga 5k and Family Dairy Day
    Kennebec River Rail Trail 5K
    The Kennebec River Rail Trail 5k course follows the, you guessed it, Kennebec River and the popular Kennebec River rail trail that spans 6.5 miles.  Runners will receive a technical t-shirt as well as bagels, coffee and other refreshments.  There is also a half marathon and half marathon relay option as well.  Race fee is $30 before race day and $35 on race day. There will be awards for overall winners, by age group as well as oldest and youngest finisher. The proceeds of the event go toward fundraising for the Kennebec River.
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    Augusta 25 July 2017 Kennebec River Rail Trail Half Marathon & 5K and Half Marathon Relay
    Craft Brew Races
    Love beer?  Looking for a chill, no-pressure 5k?  Check out Craft Brew Races 5k featuring nearly 40 local breweries and a walker-friendly 5k with waterfront views.  The course goes around Back Cove in Portland. All participants receive a pint glass and entry into the festival and all finishers get a medal.  There will be beer sampling, live music and food trucks.  Race photos will be posted on their Facebook page.  Entry fee starts at $40 and goes up until race day which will be $65. This event is for individuals 21 and older only.  There will be awards for the fastest male and female finisher as well as various team awards too.
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    Portland 18 August 2018 Craft Brew Races
    Old Port 5k
    Runners will be treated to some amazing views as they run along Casco Bay and Bay Cove.  The course will have 3 water stops, 2 porta-potty locations and cool towels stations for this hot race.  All participants will receive two free beers at the Shipyard Brewing Company, post race food, race photos, personalized race video, a 5k finisher medal and real time race results on their Race Joy app.  T-shirts will be available for sale, but are not included in registration.  For additional cost, runners can sign up for the VIP treatment which includes VIP porta-potties and parking, special tech shirt, a small locker, and a server at the beer garden.
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    Portland 8 July 2017 Old Port Half Marathon and 5k
    Second Annual Walk, Run, Roll 5K
    The first ever Walk, Run, Roll 5k will take place on July 22nd and is hosted by the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Water, snacks and other refreshment will be available to all participants.  Registration is $20 for runners and free for walkers, but all participants are encourage to fundraise for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The proceeds will help two particular house in Bangor as well as a family room at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland. There were be prizes for overall winners as well as age group finishers.
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    Bangor 22 September 2018 WALK, RUN, ROLL 5K
    Boothbay Harbor Lobster Roll 5k
    The USATF certified 5k course runs along Maine's rocky coastline, crosses the harbor via a wooden footbridge and touches upon downtown Boothbay Harbor. The first 200 runners will receive a t-shirt. Race registration and free parking will be at the Boothbay Region High School There is also a 1/2 mile kids run that will take place on the high school grounds.  There will be awards for the overall male and female finishers as well as top female and male runners from each age group. Packet pick up begins at 6:30 am on race day.  The 5K begins at 8:00am. Pre-race registration is $20 and race day it is $25.
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    Boothbay Harbor 28 July 2018 Lobster Roll 5k
    Maine Lobster Festival 5K Run/Walk
    Runners will begin the 5k at the Maine Lobster Festival in Harbor Park at 8:30 am.  All registered runners will receive a t-shirt and bib. Pre-race registration is $22, but race day registration will be available for $25. The course runs through the town of Rockland. There is also a 10K option as well as a 1 mile kids' 'fun run.  The race is walker friendly. The 5K is timed and race results will be posted online. Make sure to stick around after and visit the Maine Lobster Festival for good food, entertainment, children's activities and more!
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    Rockland 5 August 2018 Road Race, Fun Run and Walk - Maine Lobster Festival
    Riverlands 10k
    This is the inaugural Riverlands 10k and will take place in Androscoggin Riverlands State Park.  The course is a mix of single and double track dirt trails and features a section that runs along the Androscoggin River. This race is part of the New England Trail Series and the  L/A Dirt Triple Crown.  All participants receive a buff, post race refreshments, including a beer for participants over 21.  Race begins at 10:00am.  The top two finishers in each age group will receive awards. Shuttle to the start line will pick runners up at the Northern Outdoors Lodge.
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    Turner 24 September 2017 Riverlands 10k

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They 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 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 included 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 to choose from here as the Portland Area is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Shipyard Old Port 5k, Luv 2 Run Portland and Cowabunga 5k . These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Portland area.

    What are the best 5Ks in Bangor?

    There are many 5K events to choose from in Bangor, as it has many neighborhoods that host races.   Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Run for Gold 5k and the Run, Walk, Roll 5k. These are just a few of the many 5K events in the Bangor area.

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Swan Island 10K
    The Swan Island 10k is a trail-like run follows a gravel "highway", Perkins Highway, and continues along the Kennebec River.  There are a few steep inclines on the course. Runners will be taken by ferry to Swan Island for the race.  There is no race day registration, so make sure to sign up before. All runners receive a custom bib.  Note that there are no t-shirts for runners for this event. Proceeds go towards the Swan Island education scholarship fund.
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    Richmond 29 July 2018 Running4Free.com
    Carrabassett Backwoods 10k
    The Carrabassett Backwoods 10k course will be on the beautiful Maine Huts & Trails network, and will include parts of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Crommet's Trail, and Newton's Revenge.  The course is a loop and very technical and is intended for intermediate to advanced runners.  All runners receive a bandana buff and other swag, and race day refreshments including a beer for racers over 21.  The first 36 registrants receive a Baxter beer glass.
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    Carrabassett Valley 4 August 2018 Maine Huts & Trails Backwoods Duathlon
    Beach 2 Beacon 10k
    The Beach 2 Beacon 10k is held every year the first Saturday in August. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this popular 10k race. Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the first women's marathon in 1984, is the founder and chair of the Beach 2 Beacon race.  The course begins at Crescent Beach State Park and ends at the famous Portland Head Light lighthouse.  The winding tree lined course features breathtaking ocean views. All runners receive a t-shirt.  Packet pick up and expo is at the Cape Elizabeth high school and is open to the public.  Race begins at 8:00am.
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    Cape Elizabeth 4 August 2018 TD Beach to Beacon 10k Road Race
    Maine Lobster Festival 10k Race
    This 10k race takes place at the Maine Main Lobster Festival in Harbor Park.  The course features waterfront views and runs through the town of Rockland. There is also a 5K run/walk option as well as a 1 mile kids' fun run. All participants receive a shirt.  The 10k course is USATF certified and expects more then 300 runners this year. Runners can then visit Maine Lobster Festival for good food, entertainment, children's activities and more!
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    Rockland 5 August 2018 Road Race, Fun Run and Walk - Maine Lobster Festival
    Breaker to Breaker 10k
    Breaker to Breaker 10k is a out and back beach run that begins and ends at Pine Point Beach.  Runners will turn around at the pier at Old Orchard.  This flat run takes place at low tide.  The first 100 registrants get a free shirt, and the first 200 registrants receive a goody bag.  Race begins at 9:00am.  All runners will receive 2 beers from Shipyard Brewing Company and healthy snack by b.good Maine.  Profits from the race go to Partners for World Health.
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    Scarborough 12 August 2018 Breaker to Breaker 10k
    Katahdin Woods & Waters 10k
    This 10k course goes through Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area along the Penobscot River and the eastern boundary of Baxter State Park.  The course itself is a flat, smooth 5k loop on dirt logging roads.  All runners will receive a buff, other various swag, refreshments, and for runners over 21, a beer. First 36 registrants will receive a Baxter beer glass.  Race begins at 10:00am.
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    Matagamon 19 August 2017 Katahdin Woods & Waters 10k
    Castine Baron's 10K
    The Castine Baron's 10k takes place on the July 15th and is part of the Bastille Day celebration.  Runners will run along the beautiful Penobscot Bay in the historic town of Castine.  There is also a 5k option. 10k runners will run the looped 5k course twice.  Race begins at 9:00am.  Shirts are available to the first 100 registrants.   There will be no race day registration available.
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    Castine 15 July 2017 Run Castine - Crow Athletics
    Close to the Coast 10k
    The Close to the Coast course takes place at Winslow Memorial Park and is a mix of quiet roads and trails. All runners who register before June 2nd will be guaranteed a shirt.  All runners receive a reusable stadium cup for the beer tent. The overall winners receive a pie from Valley View Orchard Pies.   Proceeds of the race go to the Freeport Rotary Club Educational Scholarship Program. Make sure to stick around for the post race BBQ from Buck's Naked BBQ and live music from Muddy Ruckus!
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    Freeport 17 June 2017 2017 Close to the Coast 5k & 10k
    Run for our Fallen Heroes 10k
    The Run for our Fallen Heroes 10k benefits the Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation.  Family members of fallen heroes are invited to attend and pay no registration.  First 300 registrants get a free t-shirt.  The 10k will start at the Brunswick Recreation Center in Brunswick Landing at 9:30am.  Race day registration will be available and starts at 7:00am.  There is also a 5k run/walk option.
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    Brunswick 20 August 2017 Run for our Fallen Heroes
    Westport Island Shore 10K
    This beautiful 10k course begins and ends at Old Town Hall and goes over two bridges spanning inlets to Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay.  The course is USATF-certified and begins at 9:00am.  Water stations will be available on course. Runners who register before August 24th are guaranteed a shirt.  All runners will receive post race refreshments at Old Town Hall.  Packet pickup will be on race day and begin at 7:30am.  Registration cost is $22. The race benefits the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department. There is also a 3.5 mile fun walk option.
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    Westport Island 10 September 2017 Westport Island Shore Run 10k Road Race
    Northern Outdoors 10k
    Baxter Outdoors is hosting their 4th annual Northern Outdoors 10k on the Forks Area Scenic Trail. This race is part of the 2017 New England Trail Run Series. This fast and relatively flat 10k trail race is point-to-point and begins at the ballfield and ends at the Northern Outdoors Lodge.  All runners receive a buff and other swag as well as refreshments and beer (for runners over 21). Baxter beer glasses will be given to the first 36 registrants.
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    The Forks 16 September 2017 Northern Outdoors 10k
    Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk
    The Trail to Ale 10k race takes place on the Portland trails and features waterfront views.  The first 250 registrants receive a free long sleeve tech shirt and will also be available for purchase. Runners can register as a "6-pack" team.  Race begins at 9:00am.  Post race party will be at the Eastern Promenade and will have beer, pizza, snacks, yoga, and a DJ.
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    Portland 16 September 2018 Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk

    About 10k races

    A 10k is 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. Less 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 included 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 others 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 others 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
    Blueberry Cove Half Marathon
    The 7th annual Blueberry Cove Half Marathon runs along the St. George peninsula and features amazing ocean views. Other points of interest along the course include the Port Clyde and the Marshall Point Light House. Hydration aid stations will be every two miles.   Afterwards, runners will be treated to a blueberry brunch.  All finishers will receive a medal. There will be a pre-race dinner the night before for an additional cost. Registration is $85.  Race is capped at 250 participants.
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    Tenants Harbor 26 August 2018 Blueberry Cove Half Marathon
    Bay of Fundy International Half Marathon
    In this unique race, runners will run over the United Stated/Canada border.  This challenging, hilly course features beautiful views of the Bay of Fundy.  Keep your eyes open: there have been bald eagle, seal and even whale sightings in previous races! Medals and awards are handmade by local artists.  All runners must have passports in order to be pre-cleared by border patrol.  The race begins at Cook’s Point on Campobello Island, Canada and ends at the Lubec waterfront.  There will be water and Gatorade stations about every 2 miles.
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    Lubec 24 June 2018 Bay of Fundy International Marathon
    Kennebec River Rail Trail Half Marathon
    This half marathon will follow the 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail that runs along the Kennebec River.  This flat and fast course begins at 7:30am.  There is also a half marathon relay and 5k race option too. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kennebec River Rail Trail.  Runners will receive a tech shirt as well as post race food and drink.  Pre race registration is $45. Race day registration will be available for $50. Awards will be given to overall winners, by age group and youngest and oldest finishers.
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    August 16 September 2018 Kennebec River Rail Trail Half Marathon & 5k
    Boothbay Harborfest Half Marathon
    This scenic but challenging course runs over two islands and a historic footbridge and features beautiful ocean, lake, tidal river views and harbor views.  Runners are guaranteed a shirt if registered before August 15th.  All participants are invited to participate in pre and post yoga stretching as well as massages.  Post race breakfast will be available.  Stick around after the race and visit the Wellness Fair located at the Start/Finish line. Race begins at 8:00am.  The course begins and ends at the Boothbay Region High School.
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    Boothbay Harbor 3 September 2017 4th Annual Boothbay Harborfest 5k & 1/2 Marathon
    Lake Auburn Half Marathon
    The Lake Auburn Half Marathon course features views of, you guessed it, beautiful Lake Auburn and the surrounding countryside.  Walkers are welcome to participate.  Water and Gatorade will be available every 2-3 miles on course.  All finishers will receive a medal. The first 500 registrants will receive a shirt. All participants will be treated to a post race apple crisp provided by the culinary students at Central Maine Community College and Wallingford's Orchard. Live music and massage therapists will also be available.
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    Auburn 9 September 2018 Lake Auburn Half Marathon
    Caribou Maine Half Marathon
    This inaugural race will take place on scenic roads in Aroostook County.  This loop course begins and ends at the Caribou Wellness Center.  There will be post race food and drink for all runners, as well as live music and vendors set up at the street festival located at the finish line.   All participants receive a shirt and goody bag and all finishers will receive a medal. Race is expected to fill up so register early.   Race begins at 8:00am.  Course will close at 3:00pm.
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    Caribou 16 September 2018 Caribou Maine Marathon
    Maine Half Marathon
    This scenic out-and-back course features beautiful views of Back Cove and Casco Bay and is a mix of hills and flat sections.  This race takes place alongside the full marathon for the first 6.5 miles.  Expect beautiful fall foliage along route.  Gatorade and water will be available about every 2 miles. Race begins at 7:45am.  Post race  food and drink as well as pre and post race massages will be available to all participants.
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    Portland 30 September 2018 Maine Marathon
    Race Through the Woods
    Looking for trail half marathon that goes through the deep woods of Maine?  Then check out Race Through the Woods Half Marathon! This  race begins at Hidden Valley Nature Center.  This challenging course is a mix of single and double track over varied terrain.  All registrants will receive a t-shirt. Stick around after the race for a bonfire, hot cider and beer from local breweries.  Food vendors will also be one site after the race.
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    Jefferson 1 October 2017 Race Through the Woods - Midcoast Conservancy
    Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon
    The 2nd Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon takes place in Bethel, Maine and features beautiful scenic views.  This rolling looped course will be on paved roads and finishes at the Bethel Inn and Country Club.  All finishers will receive a finishers' award, not yet announced, and participants who register by September 1st will receive a t-shirt. There will be 5 water/Gatorade stops along the course.  There will be an after party hosted be the Bethel Inn and Country Club Millbrook Tavern.
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    Bethel 13 October 2018 Pumpkin Harvest Half Marathon
    Mountain Desert Island Half Marathon
    The course of the Mountain Dessert Island Half course is in the village Northeast Harbor and runs along the mouth of the only Atlantic Ocean fjord, Somes Sound, which is lined with pink granite.  All finishers will receive the race's unique Crusher Claw medallion. There will be a family friendly finish festival after the race with BBQ and a beer garden as well as live music, kids' activities, food, and more! Runners will also have access to post race massage.  There is a 4 hour course limit.
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    Northeast Harbor 14 October 2018 Mountain Desert Island Marathon
    Moose Pond Half Marathon
    The Moose Pond Half Marathon takes place at Shawnee Peak and makes a loop around Moose Pond. All finishers receive a medal and all registrants registered by October 22nd will receive a t-shirt.  There will 4 water stops along the course. Race begins at 10:00am. Packet pickup will be on race day at the Shawnee Peak Learning Center. Proceeds of the event benefit the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program.  There will be post race food and water for all participants.
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    Bridgton 3 November 2018 Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5k

    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 2000's 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 included 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 others 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
    Trail Trust Fest
    This race is the Summer event of a four-race, season-based series. This race, along with the others in the series, raise money for the Trust in Education programs of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The race course takes runners along a scenic tour of Emmons Preserve. After you receive your finishers medal, head on over to the BBQ and post-race party where you can kick back with a beer and listen to some great bands.
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    Kennebunkport 20 August 2017 trailtrustfest
    Caribou Marathon
    This year is just the second time this race has been run, but it is already a Boston Qualifier! The course, full of rolling hills, takes you on a run through beautiful Caribou, Maine, and other parts of Aroostook County. Along the course, runners will find plenty of restrooms, drinks, and snacks, and can celebrate their finish at the post-race street party.
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    Caribou 16 September 2018 carbouraces
    Maine Marathon
    This back and out course full of rolling hills takes you on a tour of the famous fall foliage for which Maine is known. Located in a bustling area, you can make a weekend of this race because there is so much to do and see. You must finish this race in less than 5:30, however, or you will be disqualified!
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    Portland 30 September 2018 mainemarathon
    Mount Desert Island Marathon
    Voted "Most Scenic" marathon by various running outlets, this marathon allows you to see everything Maine has to offer during the Autumn season. Beginning at 8 am, this race has a 7 hour limit. There is a pre-race Expo, and shuttle buses will be waiting at the finish line to take you back to the start.
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    Bar Harbor 14 October 2018 runmdi

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, 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.

    How did we choose the best 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 included 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 Marathons in the Portland area?

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

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