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Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon

09 May 2020 (Sat)


63.25km, 21.10km, 42.20km

Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon

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Come experience the Maine Coast in May and enjoy the beauty of springtime in Maine as you run along the coast in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Biddeford Pool.

The Maine Coast Marathon began in 1980 as the Nike Maine Coast Marathon. The race was revived in 2013 after taking 26 years off.

The Maine Coast Marathon & Half is a two-day running event in which participants can run either or both races — organizers offer the “Maine Coast 39.3 Challenge,” which means you’ll run the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday.

The Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon 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 Sokokis Hall 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. From the elegant 19th century Sea Captain’s homes of Kennebunk during the second mile to crashing surf at Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford during the 23rd mile, this course will enchant you with beauty.

The Shipyard Maine Coast Half Marathon benefits Southern Maine Health Care’s Center for Breast Care.

Course Highlights

Start at Kennebunk High School
Travel South on Fletcher St to US Route 1
Turn Left on US Route 1
Turn Right on Summer St
Turn Right on Western Ave
Turn Left on Sea Rd
Turn Left on Beach Ave
Turn Right on Western Ave
Turn Right at Dock Square onto Ocean Ave
Ocean Ave becomes Shore Rd and then Turbats Creek Rd
Bear Left on Wildes District Rd
Turn Right on Maine St
Turn Right on School St/Route 9
Follow Route 9 through Cape Porpoise
Turn Right on Dyke Rd
Turn Left on Kings Highway
Straight on Kings Highway until turn around
Turn Right on New Biddeford Rd
Turn Right on Route 9
Turn Right on Fortunes Rocks Rd
Turn Left on Bridge Rd
Turn Right on Old Pool Rd
Finish across from Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences

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After Race Services

Showers will be available after the race. Post race food, including bagels, bananas and other snack foods. Live band at the finish area celebration.

Age Limit

The minimum age for the half marathon is 13 years old and 18 years old for the marathon.

Aid Stations

There are approximately 14 aid stations located along the course. The water and Gatorade will be served in 7 ounce cups. The cups will be filled half way. At stops with food, the food will be served in 2 ounce plastic portion cups. The aid stations will always be on the side of the course where you should be running. They will be set up consistently: food (where applicable) is first, then Gatorade, then water and finally trash cans.

Award Medals

Custom finisher’s medal for the marathon. 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male & female finishers. First male & female finisher in each of the following categories: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Zeus (male, 190 to 210 lbs), Zeus (male, 211+lbs), Athena (female, 140 to 160 lbs), Athena (female, 161+ lbs).

Maximum Time

6.5 hours for the marathon.


All parking for the marathon will be on the UNE campus, near the finish area. There is no parking at Kennebunk High School (the start area) that can be used for the duration of the race. For the half marathon and relay, parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis for the spots closest to the start finish area. This main lot is located directly behind the Harold Alfond Forum. It has a capacity of less than 700 cars There are additional parking lots located on the other side of Route 9, on the UNE campus.

Provided Photo Service

High resolution race photos of nearly every participant will be made available about 4 days after the race.


A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person’s race bib.


You can buy a shuttle bus ticket for $4.



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