Sunday May 11, 2014 7:30 AM Start
This is a course that qualified three individuals for the US Olympic Marathon Trials in 1983. It is rich with history and we would love to have you become a part of it.
It is a gorgeous point-to-point course traveling from Kennebunk High School to the Harold Alfond Forum at the University of New England in Biddeford. It travels alongside breathtaking water views for at least five miles in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Goose Rocks Beach and Fortunes Rocks Beach.
There will not be any parking at the start area, so you will either need to be dropped-off or take the bus. The cost is only $3 and you can reserve your seat as you register for the race.
Go to the Race Information page for more details on the shuttle bus.
A Fast Course:
This race holds the record for the fastest marathon ever run in Maine.
On May 29th, 1983, Roland Davide ran a 2:15:13.
In 2013, 26% of our finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
It is NOT flat, but the finish times say it IS fast.
Did you run the Maine Coast Marathon in the 1980's?
See our Alumni Page for a list of runners from the 1980's who are registered for the 2014 race. If you ran, you are eligible for an Alumni Runner discount. (see below)
Boston Marathon Qualifier
All USATF-certified marathon courses are Boston Qualifiers. Our course has been certified. (certification # ME13007JK)
Quality over Quantity
We want the Maine Coast Marathon to exceed your expectations in terms of quality. To do that, we have placed a cap of 750 runners on the 2014 race.
**(1987 was a loop that started and finished at UNE.) (1987 was a loop that started and finished at UNE.)
Honoring those that were killed, those that were horribly injured and those that responded to help the victims at the Boston Marathon is something that we all want to do as runners.
Because the Maine Coast Marathon is close to Boston geographically and because our race was less than four weeks after Boston, we chose to place the logo, seen below, on the rear of our 2013 race shirt.
You can also click on this logo to link to One Fund Boston.
We have reached our cap of 750 runners. You can still register on the wait list. See details below:
Late Registration 04/01/14-05/4/14:
$95/$98 with Shuttle Bus
$55/$58 with Shuttle Bus for 1980's MEC26.2 Alumni*
$60/$63 with Shuttle Bus for current UNE students
*Alumni runners should email the Race Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and include the year(s) that they ran and their approximate finish time(s) for verification. The Race Director will then email the discount code to the runner.
Runners can register for the wait list on imAthlete. Wait list registrations DO NOT guarantee an entry for the event and are processed in the order in which they are received. In order to be on the wait list, payment is required during registration. If enough participants cancel prior to the marathon, you will be emailed a confirmation that you have been entered into the marathon. If you do not get a marathon entry, you will get a refund check (for the entry fee only). This refund policy supersedes the policy listed on imAthlete.com.
As of 04/13, we are upgrading runners everyday from wait list to confirmed.
Click on the imAthlete.com logo to register for the wait list:
We are teaming up with Southern Maine Health Care's Center for Breast Care in our 2014 race. See below to learn more!
Your Donation or Pledges Can Support Breast Cancer Survivors!
One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of us know at least one woman, probably many, who have been touched or even devastated by this frightening disease. SMHC's Center for Breast Care enables our friends and neighbors to get their breast cancer care right here, close to their homes, families and friends. Sponsorships, donations and pledges raised through the Maine Coast Marathon will help provide extra programs and services including a specially trained nurse "navigator" who supports cancer patients and their families at every step of their journey as they make critical care decisions. In 2012, 91 women diagnosed with breast cancer at SMHC were reassured to know the American College of Radiology designated the SMHC Center for Breast Care a breast imaging center of excellence, and SMHC's combined five-year survival rate for this group of 90.5%. In 2013, the Center for Breast Care was awarded NAPBC accreditation assuring that the women of our community are getting the highest level of breast care. On behalf of our patients, thank you for your support!
Do you want to support the Center for Breast Care through a personal fund raising campaign? imAthlete makes the process very simple. Click HERE to begin. Click HERE to make a donation.
The Maine Coast Marathon is back for it's 10th year (we had a 26 year absence before returning in 2013). We have kept the same course as 1980-1986.* Founded in 1980 as the Nike Maine Coast Marathon, and organized by the Marathon Sports Runners Club, runners were turned away as it reached capacity.
Sanford Institute for Savings
SMRT Architects and Engineers
Altrusa Club in honor of Linda
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Saco Valley Credit Union
2014 Jackets Are Now For Sale
Click on the image of the jacket above and it will link you to our eStore on imAthlete.com. Order your jacket by April 20th and we will have it for you at the Expo on Saturday, May 10th. For those that would rather wait, we will have samples at the Expo for you to try on. We will then place an order and ship the jacket to your home within three weeks. The cost for pre-ordered jackets is $37.00. The cost for jackets ordered at the Expo is $43.00, including shipping costs.
These jackets are made by Leslie Jordon in Portland, Oregon They are very lightweight and made from a wicking fabric. The Blue portions are fully vented and there are reflective stripes on the front, back and sleeves.
The logo on the front and the "26.2 FINISHER" on the rear are embroidered on the jacket.