Maine Coast Half & 5K

Maine Coast Half & 5K

Maine Coast Half & 5K

( 6 reviews )
66% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Kennebunk,
    Maine,
    United States
  • May
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Relay, Other
  • Road Race
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Kim Prytherch

Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
38 54
2017
"Scenic Ocean Front Half Marathon "
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Kim Prytherch's thoughts:

I ran this race as a BibRave Pro.
The expo was easy to find, at the University of New England, which was also the start and finish. They had a large booth that sold race essentials, a medal rack booth, and a few other small booths.
We got our bibs easily, and there were free race specific car stickers with the distances on them which was nice.
Now I don't know how I missed this when I registered but you don't get a shirt with your registration, it was $12 extra. They only had a few extras for purchase, all S or XXL, of which I am neither, so no shirt for me.
Race morning we had no problem parking, and there were tons of potties with almost no wait. They started on time and each wave went off with the sound of a conch which was so cool.

The course was open to traffic and on more than one occasion I was afraid for my life. It was insane. Only small parts were blocked off with cones for us and there was little to no shoulder on the other roads. Cars were speeding by and honking angrily at us.
The course was gorgeous. The first 2 miles were between the college and the ocean, and then we got to run along it for a bit, then into some neighborhoods with Beautiful houses and marshes. Back to the ocean again, with some amazing views. I stopped alot to take pics, I'm not gonna lie. Miles 6 through 11 were pretty much all along the ocean with some twists and turns and plenty of hills, pretty much throughout the whole course, which cracked me up because someone said before the race that it was mostly flat. It's not. The last two miles brought you back to the finish.
Course support was spot on, one station even had a Survivor theme, and they announced your name when you crossed the finish. The medal is gorgeous.
Food choices were mini bagels, slightly stale, watermelon, bananas, oreos, and yogurt. Water was given to us in reusable race bottles and they had tanks to refill them near the food tent. They had beer at the beer garden as well.
If I didn't live so far away I might consider this race again.

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