Sunday May 12, 2013 8:00 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.
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?
See our Alumni Page for a list of runners from the 1980's who also registered for the 2013 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.)
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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 below, on the rear of this year's race shirt.
You can also click on this logo to link to One Fund Boston.
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