What previous runners have said about the Maine Marathon

“The course was beautiful!  Your volunteers were the best. The rain made it tough, but I think that’s even harder on the volunteers. Thank you for giving us a fun reason to come visit Portland. Few know the hrs it takes to put on an event like this.”

– Lauren Rose

“Awesome race on an incredible day! Most amazing fact is how energetic and committed all of your volunteers were, even through the 5+ hour finishers like me in my first marathon. I’ll be back!!”

– East Waterboro, ME

“Thank you for organizing a great race. It was my third Maine Marathon and despite the weather conditions you and your team did a fantastic job. Kudos!”

– Ellsworth, ME

“Thank you for support me to get a race ticket. There are no problems to pick up there. The race was beautiful. Very good organization and friendless volunteer all stations. I can recommend the Maine Marathon. Thank you again and best regards.”

– Germany

“Thanks to you and all your colleagues for running what is still one of the best races in Maine…despite the rather inclement conditions today.”

– Unity, ME

“Loved the marathon! Such a beautiful course! It was the best way ever to celebrate my 50th birthday.”

– Austin, TX

“Congratulations on another fantastic event! Despite the less then stellar conditions your volunteers were out in full force providing amazing encouragement for us along the route. Well done and THANK YOU!”

– St. John, NB

“Despite the weather, my runners still had a blast though and they have said numerous times it’s the volunteers who deserved the medals. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.”

– Center for Grieving Children

“I want to congratulate you on another great event. It gets better each year and it’s as well a run event I have ever been part of and I have run over 40 marathons both in the US and Europe. Your volunteers work so hard and it’s a reflection on you! Great job!”

– A runner

“The race was terrific organized and handled, and especially fun in the deluge. Seriously. One of those things I can now say AND I DID IT. Pizza at the finish line was a nice new touch, massage people are wonderful as always. And everyone at the finish line made you feel like you really accomplished something. I love this race, and the people who organize it and make it happen.”

– Cambridge, MA

“I wanted to thank you for an awesome race! Despite the rain, everything ran so smoothly and everyone was in such great spirits. I want to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers, medical staff, etc who were out there directing, handing out water, and cheering us all on despite the rain. Their energy was awesome.”

– Brunswick, ME

“I just wanted to send a note of thanks to you and all who volunteered and worked at this year’s marathon. You put together a world-class marathon, and I very much appreciated all of the attention to detail at every juncture. The weather certainly made for a challenging run, yet the race organization and course support were outstanding, even under the rainy conditions. Water station, race course guides and traffic control were phenomenal. Thank you to all for your hard work and efforts.”

– Holden, MA

“I know that race directors very seldom get anything but complaints, so I always try to let you all know when you do things GREAT!! Portland was my 4th marathon and it was awesome! The weather was certainly less than desirable however I loved it! But more importantly, the course was fantastic, the entire course was well supported, great water stops, traffic control was fantastic – there was NEVER a point where I felt unsafe on the course, the finish was fantastic – so great to hear your name announced as you cross the finish line (and I did it with a huge PR). Overall – wonderful well run race that I can highly recommend to all my running friends. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and effort!! A+”

– Beverly, MA

“Just wanted to congratulate you and all of your crew for putting on a fantastic event. I ran the marathon and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Your race is incredibly well-organized, and I’m not sure where you found so many volunteers, but I couldn’t believe how many of them lined the course, cheering me and all of the other participants on nearly every step of the way. I don’t think I stopped smiling for a minute, and being a not-particularly-speedy person, that added up to a lot of minutes….I can’t imagine a better venue for my first marathon. Thanks again for a memorable day!

– Bedford, NH

“I just wanted to thank you for your utterly amazing organization and communication before, during and after this race. I have run a number of races and have never been as impressed with the hard work that went into to make this so successful!”

– Topsham, ME

“Congratulations to the entire Maine Track Club on the 20th Maine Marathon and also for pulling off a major event in such adverse conditions.”

– Joan Benoit Samuelson