The Shipyard Maine Coast Half and Full Marathon are well known as low-key events with amazing scenery, and plenty of fun and swag for attendees. It also includes both a Health & Fitness Expo with lots of vendors and a fantastic after-party with food, drink, games, and live music.
2019 marks the 7th anniversary of the Maine Coast Marathon. While previous years have offered a two-day “Maine Coast 39.3 Challenge,” it’s off the table for 2019. This year, both events take place on the same day, and runners will have to choose between the Full and Half Marathons.
As mentioned above, registered runners receive lots of cool stuff just for participating. Things like an exclusive, high-quality, commemorative Maine Coast tank top, water bottle – and don’t forget the after-party!. Finishers also receive a handsome medal commemorating their successful effort.
Maine Coast Marathon 2019
The Full –
The Maine Coast Full Marathon starts at 7:30am from Kennebunk High School (89 Fletcher Street) and finishes at the UNE campus. The race has a time limit of 6 hours and 30 minutes with no walkers permitted. The Maine Coast Full Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
The Half –
The Maine Coast Half starts and finishes on Hills Beach Road at the University of New England – Biddeford Campus. The race starts at 8am and walkers are permitted.
The after-party will be held on UNE’s campus green. Shipyard Brewing will be there, along with Rococo Handcrafted Ice Cream. Other goodies include energy bars, organic juices, flavored water and soda, bagels with peanut butter, yogurt, pretzels, and cookies. Beyond all the rejuvenating food, the after party will also feature live music and games, like cornhole.
Maine Coast Marathon Parking
Marathon parking is on the UNE campus on both sides of Pool Street. Look for the parking attendants directing traffic. There is NO parking at Kennebunk High School after 8:30am, the day of the race.
Health & Fitness Expo
The Health and Fitness Expo will take place on Friday, May 10th, from 4pm to 8pm.. It will be located at the University of New England’s Campus Center gym (15 Hills Beach Road), same as packet pickup for the race. The Expo will feature a wide variety of fitness products and accessories.
Maine Coast Marathon 2019
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