Directions & Parking for the Maine Marathon


The race starts and finishes on Baxter Boulevard, between Forest Ave. and Preble St.

Take I-295 to Exit 6B (Forest Avenue North). Turn left at first light onto Bedford Street, continue straight on Bedford Street to park in the USM garage on the left, or park at one of the alternate locations shown on the map below — the Campus Center lot, UMaine School of Law, the Back Cove lot, or the AAA lot.

Please do not park in the Hannaford shopping center lot, which is reserved for store customers.

Please arrive early on race day to minimize traffic backups.
Download the Maine Marathon Parking Map (PDF)

2021 Maine Marathon Parking Map

Bike Parking at USM

If you live locally, we encourage you to ride your bike to the expo and on race day to run, volunteer, or cheer! Biking reduces traffic congestion and helps reduce the race’s carbon footprint. The University of Southern Maine has bike racks located across the Portland campus that you can use. Be sure to bring a lock to keep your bike secure. And please do not park your bike in or around the Start/Finish area of the race.

Here’s a list of bike rack locations on the USM Portland campus:

  • Sullivan Gym
  • Science Building
  • Payson Smith Hall (Side and Front Entrance)
  • Maine Law Building (Multiple Bike Racks)
  • Glickman Family Library
  • Abromson Community Education Center
  • Woodbury Campus Center
  • Luther Bonney Hall


  1. Reduce your CO2 footprint
  2. Fun way to warm up and cool down
  3. No stress over finding parking
  4. Convenient parking on the USM campus
  5. It’s free!!!