The Maine Marathon features a moderately hilly out-and-back course for all three races — marathon, relay and half marathon. The spectator-friendly course starts and finishes along our beautiful inner bay — the Back Cove.

After one year on a temporary course because of construction on the Martin’s Point Bridge between Portland and Falmouth, we’re returning to the regular course in 2014.

All three races are together for the first 6.5 miles before the half marathon heads back to Portland. The marathon and relay continue along Route 88 to Yarmouth before the return trip to Portland. Both the half marathon and marathon courses feature a mixture of rolling hills and flat sections, but start and finish with 2 flat miles along Baxter Boulevard.

Marathon course certification number: ME12014JK

Half marathon course certification number: ME12011JK

Turn-by-turn course details | Course map

Course video, courtesy of Marathon | Half marathon