The Shipyard Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon is returning to Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Biddeford on Saturday, May 9th for another weekend of running along Maine’s beautifully rugged coastline. Join thousands of runners and spectators at one of Maine’s most scenic road races where you celebrate your finish with a huge party featuring craft beer from Shipyard, delicious food, and live music!
Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the CDC’s recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for the next two months, the state government’s rolling mandate around no public gatherings, the closure of all non-essential businesses, and having exhausted all our options to find a suitable postponement date, we must cancel the Maine Coast Half and Full Marathon, originally scheduled for May 9th. Many dates (from June through December) were floated by our key stakeholders including our venue host at the University of New England, as well as the three municipalities along the course, but every new option was impossible to accommodate for at least one stakeholder. This decision was not taken lightly, but our priority lies with the safety of our running community, from all of our participants to those who put on the events.
We understand how disappointing this is, but we still want to provide a great experience for you. In this difficult time, it’s more important than ever to lace up your running shoes and get outside and run or walk. That’s why we’re turning the Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon VIRTUAL!
What’s a virtual run? It’s an event you can complete anytime/anywhere! There isn’t a set time or place since virtual runs are meant for you to complete at your convenience and at your own pace. We’ll ship all of your goodie bag items – premium hoodie, finisher’s medal, bib and any other items that you may have purchased separately (hat, mug, jacket) – direct to your door by the end of April to the address on file in your EnMotive account, which you can check and, if necessary, update here.* Please make sure you’ve selected the right size by checking out the sizing guide here, then update your selection in your EnMotive account if necessary. If your package is returned back to our office because of an incorrect address, we will not reship it.
You don’t need to do anything further except get out there and run your own race! Once you’ve completed your run, click here to log in to your EnMotive account. From there, find the event on the “Upcoming Races” page, click Log Result, enter your time, and download your official finisher’s certificate!
As thanks for understanding during these trying times, we’ll also be sending you a special code for 20% off the 2021 event once registration opens.
We’ve already put a year’s worth of time and resources into setting up the event, so no refunds will be offered. During this difficult time we appreciate your support and cooperation in this serious health emergency.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed. We will reply as soon as possible and appreciate your understanding.
On behalf of the GiddyUp Events team, we look forward to running with you virtually, and again next year.
What You Get
The Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon is more than just a scenic coastline race – it’s an awesome event that includes lots of cool stuff. Check it out:
You’ll get an exclusive high-quality athletic Maine Coast sweatshirt! Actual design may vary.
All runners will earn an awesome commemorative medal! 2020 design coming soon!
You’ll be treated to a rockin’ party with music, food, and games! As if all that wasn’t enough, you also get two craft beers from Shipyard and Rococo Handcrafted Ice Cream!