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Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon

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Distance Marathon

About Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon

Portland’s Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay is a spectacular event. The course is beautifully scenic thanks to the trails, parks and waterfront of its popular Back Bay area, 

Runners in all three races follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes along the southern end of the Back Cove, the inner bay area near downtown Portland that’s a popular spot for running, walking and biking thanks to the paved trails that hug the shoreline virtually the entire way around.

The marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and features a moderately hilly out-and-back course.



  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


After Race Services

Post-race refreshments and massages will be available.

Aid Stations

Water stops with Gatorade (lemon-lime Endurance Formula) located approximately every two miles. Each of the aid stations will be in contact with medical personnel so that runners may receive medical assistance if needed.

Award Medals

Finishers medal to all runners and certificate of completion to marathoners. Awards for the marathon and half marathon will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, the first male and female master (40+), the first male and female grand master (50+), the first male and female senior grand master (60+), and the first wheelchair, as determined by gun time. There are also male and female age-group awards, determined by net time. Awards also will be presented to the top three male, female and mixed relay teams, as well as the first-place masters team in each category. PRIZE MONEY -- Marathon - 1st M/F: $1,000. 2nd M/F: $500, 3rd M/F: $250. 1st Master M/F: $250, 1st Grand Master M/F: $250, 1st Sr. Grand Master M/F: $250. Half Marathon - 1st M/F: $500, 2nd M/F: $250, 3rd M/F: $150, 1st Master M/F: $150, 1st Grand Master M/F: $150, 1st Sr. Grand Master M/F: $150.

Equipment Storage

Baggage check available at start/finish area.


Parking will be available at the Campus Center lot, UMaine School of Law, the Fixture Designer Plumbing Showroom lot, the Back Cove lot, the AAA lot or the Turner Barker Insurance lot and the USM garage on the left. Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot, which is reserved for store customers.

Provided Photo Service

Professional photo service, PhotoChambers, will take photos of all finishers and make them available for purchase.


Race timing is provided by Bay State Race Services, using a ChronoTrack B-Tag system. This is a disposable chip system in which the timing tag is placed on the back of the bib.

Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon Route Map

Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon Route Map


Baxter Boulevard



Course will run along the beautiful coast from which runners can see the Back Cove and have spectacular views of the ocean.


Race starts on Baxter Blvd., near Pedro Field
First 2 miles on Baxter Blvd., around scenic Back Cove
Left turn onto Bates St.
Cross Washington Ave. onto Veranda St.
Merge onto Route 1 North
Cross Martin’s Point Bridge, then right onto Phillips Rd., followed by immediate right onto Whitney Rd.
Left onto Shoreline Dr.
Left onto Hammond Rd.
Right onto Route 1
Right onto Route 88
Continue on Route 88
Right onto Gilman Rd.
Right onto Prince’s Point Rd.
Straight onto Old Town Landing
Turnaround at cone
Right onto Morton Rd.
Left onto Drinkwater
Left onto Gilman Rd.
Return on Gilman Rd. to Route 88
Left onto Route 88
Left onto Route 1
Straight onto Veranda St.
Right onto Sherwood St.
Left onto E. Kidder St.
Cross Washington Ave. onto W. Kidder St.
Enter Payson Park, turn left

Left at fork to Baxter Blvd.
Right onto Baxter Blvd.
Finish at start location

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.