Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Half Marathon: 7:30 a.m.
5km Run/Walk: 8:00 a.m.
Time Limit: 3.5 hoursa
Walkers are welcome.
A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person’s race bib. Please do not remove or fold the timing chip. The timing company will send you a text message and email after the race with your race results. When you register please be sure to include your cell phone number, carrier name, and email address.
Start Location (half marathon & 5k)
Cutter St, Portland, Maine 04101
Both races start on Cutter Street — the entire street will be closed to traffic.
Finish Area Location (half marathon & 5k)
Early Registration (until June16th, 2013 at 11:00pm EST) $50
Registration (starting on June16th, 2013 at 11:01pm EST) $55
Race Day Registration (July 14th, 2013) $60
Early Registration (until June16th, 2013 at 11:00pm EST) $20
Registration (starting on June16th, 2013 at 11:01pm EST) $25
Race Day Registration (July 14th, 2013) $30
Friday, July 12th, 2013 — Maine Running Company
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13th, 2013 — Maine Running Company
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
On Saturday preregistered runners may pick up their bibs, shirts, hats, and mugs at the Maine Running Company store in Portland, Maine, at 563 Forest Ave. ID required for each participant.
Sunday, July 14th, 2013 — Ocean Gateway Terminal
6:00 am to 7:45 am
Preregistered runners may also pickup their race materials on race day morning at the Ocean Gateway Terminal. Please note that the start and finish are in two different locations; and, packet pickup is being held at the finish area. It’s a short 3/4 mile walk (uphill) from the Maine State Pier to the start area on Cutter Street. Two shuttles buses will also be available to transport people from the pier to the start.
A start corral process will be used in 2013 to facilitate a more efficient and convenient race day experience for all participants. This process is necessary because a large field of runners is anticipated and due to the presence of bottlenecks on the course. During the registration process runners will be asked to submit their expected pace for a half marathon race. On race day runners will seed themselves inside the corral based on their expected pace. Runners will not be held to the expected pace from registration; they may choose to seed themselves anywhere in the corral. In general the fastest runners will be seeded first in the corral and the slowest runners/walkers will be seeded toward the back.
Both races start high up on the Eastern Promenade of Munjoy Hill overlooking the Casco Bay. Runners will have beautiful views of the water along 90% of the course including the Back Cove the Presumpscot River estuary. Half marathon runners will also travel into the Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm for about ½ mile on a dirt path and turnaround. The races finish in the Old Port next to Portland’s new Ocean Gateway Terminal. The courses are flat and fast with a net negative elevation gain. The last 6 miles of the half marathon take place on the Back Cove and Eastern Promenade Trails with no vehicular traffic. Participants in the 5km event will descend a new set of granite steps through the woods. See the course maps for more details.
There will be a water stop approximately every mile on the course serving water and Cytomax electrolyte drink. Volunteers from Habitat For Humanity of Greater Portland will serve runners at each water stop. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Habitat For Humanity and support green building initiatives.
Medical support along the course and at the finish line will be provided by Mercy Hosptial Emergency Department.
Awards (Half Marathon)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in the following categories: Overall, Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Clydesdales (male, 190 to 210 lbs), Clydesdales (male, 211+lbs), Fillies (female, 140 to 160 lbs), Fillies (female, 161+ lbs). An award will also be given to the first male and female in the Barefoot division.
The awards ceremony for the half marathon is scheduled to be held at 11:00am.
1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male & female finishers. First male & female finisher in each of the following categories: Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Clydesdales (male, 190 to 210 lbs), Clydesdales (male, 211+lbs), Fillies (female, 140 to 160 lbs), Fillies (female, 161+ lbs)
The awards ceremony for the 5km is scheduled to be held at 9:15am.
Clydesdales & Fillies
The Clydesdale and Filly categories are weight-based divisions for men and women who want to compete with a different set of piers. Participation in one of these categories is OPTIONAL – you may select the Age Group category even if you qualify as a Clydesdale or Filly.
NOTE: If you select one of these categories it will appear next to your name in the Participants List posted on the race website.
A post-race celebration will be held next to Portland’s new Ocean Gateway Terminal. Half marathon finishers will receive a unique medallion. A commemorative water bottle filled with cold water will be given to each runner who crosses the finish line. The following complimentary beverages will be served: water, an electrolyte-replacement drink, Captain Eli’s root beer, and Shipyard Brewing Co beer. Beer will be served in the beer garden for those of age. Spectators may purchase beer separately. Identification will be required of everyone in order to be served beer. Free pizza will be served by Portland Pie Company. Post-race massage and A.R.T. will be provided by Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab. A live band will perform on stage.
Glass Beer Mugs
Wash down a pint of Shipyard beer after the race, or buy one as a gift, with one of our commemorative glass mugs. Buy one now while supplies last — they’re only $5.
All registrants must present identification at one of the packet pickups before the race. Anyone over the age of 21 must wear a wrist bracelet in order to gain access to the beer garden.
Short Sleeve Performance Race Shirts 100% Recycled Polyester, 100% Made in USA
To align with our conservation ethic and reduce waste, our race entry fee does not include a race shirt. We take our shirts very seriously and only want to offer something that runners will appreciate. We are pleased to offer short sleeve, men’s and women’s, moisture-wicking performance fabric shirts made from 100% recycled polyester. The shirts perform like typical moisture-wicking polyester shirts, but use 70% less energy to produce. Each shirt is produced by using 8-12 raw post-consumer plastic bottles. The shirts are made by a Brunswick, Maine-based company, Atayne that is committed to making products that are safe for both human health and the environment. These shirts are produced from fiber to finish in the US and are reviewed by a third party to guarantee environmental and human health standards. Runners must buy their shirt by June 9th, 2013, in order to be guaranteed the desired size on race day. Orders may be placed after this date, however sizes cannot be guaranteed – we will do our best to forecast the number of shirts needed after 6/9. Shirts must be claimed by a runner or their designee at one of the pre-race packet pickups or before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Shirts not claimed after this time will be forfeited. Shirts will not be shipped after the race. Each shirt costs $12.
Our moisture-wicking performance fabric race hats made by SweatVac can be purchased for $15.
No baby strollers will be allowed on the 5k or half marathon course due to safety concerns.