Be sure to read the entire Race Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about The Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon!

Online edits aren’t currently available, so simply email us at [email protected] and we’ll do it for you.
You can transfer your registration to someone else online. Give the new runner two of these three pieces of info so they can log in to the registration system: 1) the email address you used to register; 2) your confirmation number; and 3) your zip code. The new runner will have to pay a transfer fee of $5.25 through April 13th, or $10.25 thereafter until registration closes on May 8th.

Your additional purchases, like merchandise and shuttle bus tickets, will automatically transfer over to the new runner. Note that we can’t make any changes to your original apparel sizes or shuttle bus times, so the new runner will have to take everything that you purchased as is. They may swap sizes if available at the merchandise table.

The half marathon race has reached capacity and we cannot accept requests to switch from the full marathon to the half marathon.

However, if you would like to move up to the full marathon from the half marathon, please contact [email protected] and we can assist you.

Yes! You can transfer to the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival (May 26-27, 2018) or the Old Port Half Marathon (June 23, 2018). You can also defer to next year’s Maine Coast! Simply fill out this online form.

All transfer requests must be submitted by May 8th.

If you buy the Refund Option for $10 (half) / $15 (full) when you register, you can get a full refund for any reason prior to the day of the race. Without the protection, you can get a refund of your entry cost minus the online processing fee and an $10 / $15 cancellation fee through March 8th, after which it jumps to $20 / $25 through April 12th (no refunds will be granted after this date for those who did not purchase the refund option). All refunds will be sent back to the credit card you used to register. No cash or checks will be sent.

Alternatively, you can request a deferral to next year’s race for a 15% fee of your total registration cost, including any merchandise purchased.

All refund/deferral requests must be submitted by April 12th.

Click here to access the Refund/Deferral/Transfer request form.

In the unlikely event that the race isn’t sold out, you can register for the marathon or half marathon at packet pickup on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Your name will be printed on the front, but ONLY if you register by April 11th!
Unfortunately, no. There will be too many runners to add dogs and strollers into the mix.
We don’t offer pace groups for this race, unfortunately. We used to, but it caused too many large clusters of runners on the course. This resulted in safety issues and complaints from police.
Yes. Based on RRCA recommendations, our minimum age is 13 for the half and 18 for full marathon.
Yes! You can buy merch online through April 1st and on-site at the race. To buy online, simply click here and check “Purchase Additional Merchandise.” Then complete all information, almost as if you are registering for the race a second time.
This applies only to the full marathon. You’ll purchase you shuttle bus ticket during online registration. If you already registered and forgot to do so, simply click here and select PURCHASE ADDITIONAL MERCHANDISE, then select Shuttle Bus Ticket. You’ll have to complete all information, almost as if you are registering for the race a second time.
There’s nothing better than having friends and family come out to support you during and after your run. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide containing everything they’ll need to know, including where to park, the best viewing areas, and more! We’ll email the guide to you along with your PDF Race Info Packet a few days before the race.
We rely on hundreds of volunteers just like you to help keep the races fun, safe, and well-organized. If you’d like to volunteer on Saturday or Sunday, simply click here to learn more or to sign up!
No. Only online registration is available. This keeps typos to a minimum and helps reduce waste.
Yes! We offer a discount to past participants from the 1980’s. Simply email us at [email protected] with what year you ran and your approximate finish time and we’ll send over a discount code for you!
Yes. We offer a free bag check-in service where you may place items in a clear 1-gallon Ziploc bag. You may also rent a locker now for Saturday or Sunday and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.
You can find lodging options here! Check back frequently as these will update as the race gets closer.

Still Have Questions?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

[email protected]