COVID-19 Updates

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As we open registration for 2021, we’re hopeful that the latest news about vaccines will allow us to hold an in-person race on Sunday, Oct. 3. Race organizers are closely monitoring city, state, regional and national guidance on events, gatherings and races of every size, and we will provide updates on our website, social media channels and through our email newsletter.

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 – which you can read about here. 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 2021 race beneficiaries
  • Transfer to one of the virtual distances
  • Defer their registration to the 2022 event
  • Receive a refund of their registration fee, minus the processing fee

This policy applies to both currently registered runners and those who register between now and the day of the race (or its cancellation). It also applies to both in-person and virtual registrants.

We hope this policy will provide the Maine Marathon community with some certainty in these uncertain times. To stay informed, please visit our site often, connect with us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter by submitting your email address in the form on the bottom of this page or by clicking here.