2022 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon
A Maine Track Club Event
Run with us Sunday, October 2, 2022, 7:45 a.m.
Registration opens Nov. 1 for the 2022 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay. The event features an out-and-back course with rolling hills and views of the Portland skyline, the Back Cove, Casco Bay, and peak fall foliage. The Marathon is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier. The Half Marathon is also USATF certified and the Marathon Relay is a unique 2 to 4-person marathon-length event.
We will continue to offer our virtual race option, which, in addition to the full, half and relay, includes a 5K and 10K, so all can enjoy this race safely wherever they may be. We’re also committed to providing as much certainty as we can in these constantly changing times, which is why we allow entrants to request an entry deferral through the end of August if your plans change, and why we have a refund policy in case we have to cancel the event.
As we open registration for the 2022 event, it is difficult to determine what, if any, COVID-19 protocols will be needed in October. Our plan is to deliver an event very similar to or better than pre-pandemic Maine Marathons.
We will follow the guidance of the governor, Maine CDC, the City of Portland, the University of Southern Maine and our own medical team to take any precautions deemed necessary to hold a safe event. Those precautions could include requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test, as was the case in 2021, though we’re hopeful that conditions will have improved enough by the fall of 2022 to make such requirements unnecessary.
To stay informed, please visit our site often, connect with us on social media, and sign up for our email updates.
In the event of cancellation
As an all-volunteer, nonprofit event, the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon is built on community and charitable giving. We hope and believe we will continue that tradition by donating to this year’s amazing group of race beneficiaries. But race organizers also want to ensure a smooth experience in case we must cancel this year’s event.
In the event of a cancellation, the Maine Marathon will offer registered participants the choice of what they’d like to do with their paid race fee. Participants can choose one of the following options:
- Donate their race fee to one of our 2022 race beneficiaries
- Transfer to one of the virtual distances
- Defer their registration to the 2023 event
- Receive a refund of their registration fee, minus the processing fee