Maine Marathon Race Information

The Maine Marathon’s course is USATF certified and an official Boston Marathon qualifying event. The out-and-back course is moderately hilly with beautiful views of the water, the Portland skyline and plenty of fall foliage.

The race is spectator-friendly! Have your friends and family come for a weekend in Portland then cheer you along the course and meet up with you at the finish line.

Marathon course certification number: ME12014JK

Start/Finish

The race will start and finish at Baxter Boulevard, between Forest Ave. and Preble St. All races start at 7:45 a.m.

An early start at 6 a.m. is available only for marathon walkers who expect to maintain a pace of 13 minutes per mile or slower. Anyone who starts early will not be eligible for awards, and early starters who finish in less than 5:30 will be disqualified.

Please Note: No dogs, baby strollers or bicycles are allowed.

About the Maine Marathon Course

There are many ways to study the course. Check out the ViewTheRace.com video, download the MapMyRun course to your phone, download our printable map, or see the turn-by-turn directions below.

Turn-by-turn directions for the Maine Marathon

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