Sunday May 11, 2014 7:30 AM Start
The Maine Coast Marathon is back after a 26 year absence. 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 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. The cost is only $3 and you can reserve your seat as you register for the race.
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.
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.)
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.
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 below, on the rear of our 2013 race shirt.
You can also click on this logo to link to One Fund Boston.
Early Registration 9/26-12/31/13:
$75/$78 with Shuttle Bus
$35/$38 with Shuttle Bus for 1980's MEC26.2 Alumni*
$40/$43 with Shuttle Bus for current UNE students
All prices increase by $10
Late Registration 04/01/14-05/04/14:
All prices increase by an additional $10
Race shirt size is no longer guaranteed
*Alumni runners should email the Race Director at: email@example.com
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.
Click on the imAthlete.com logo to register now:
Register now for the 2014 Cold Feet Spring Marathon Training Group at the Maine Running Academy.
This is a comprehensive 16 week run class that will meet at Maine Running Company in Portland from January 15-May 7.
Register before December 20th and you might win a Free entry into the 2014 Maine Coast Marathon!
Click HERE for more details.