Sunday May 12, 2013 8:00 AM Start
The Maine Coast Marathon is back after a 26 year absence. We are keeping 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 many years. 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 new 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. If you did not register for a bus ticket and you need one, please email us at: email@example.com prior to Wednesday, May 8th. The cost is $3.
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.
(See his picture to the left.)
Did you run the Maine Coast Marathon in the 1980's?
We are working with the original organizers to get results lists. We will offer a special Alumni Rate of $15.00 to anyone who has run this marathon. This is the same price as 1987, the last year of the race. Please contact us for more information. This rate is valid through January 31, 2013.
Boston Marathon Qualifier
All USATF-certified marathon courses are Boston Qualifiers. Our course has been certified.
*(1987 was a loop that started and finished at UNE.)
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Fortune's Rocks Photo by Tammy Belanger Photography
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 is less than four weeks after Boston, we chose to place the logo, seen to the left, on the rear of this year's race shirt.
You can also click on that logo to link to One Fund Boston.
We will have more announcements about how we will honor those that were impacted by the tragic events last week in Boston.