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Maine Coast Marathon

Biddeford, ME

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.82
Course Score: 98.82

Race Size

2016: 874 Finishers
2015: 702 Finishers
2014: 621 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 11.9%
2015: 8.8%
2014: 7.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The point-to-point Maine Coast Marathon course runs from Kennebunk High School to the new Harold Alfond Forum at the University of New England in Biddeford.

Marathon Rankings

The Maine Coast Marathon was the 117th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 138th largest in 2014.

This year 11.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Maine Coast Marathon the 227th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 107th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.82 ranks it as the 211th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Maine.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Maine Coast Marathon a PR Score of 98.82. This PR Score ranks it as the 148th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Maine.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 85 feet (25m)
Min Elevation: 5 feet (1m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Maine Coast Marathon

2 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Maine Coast Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


I liked that I was able to pick my race number, the video from the race (at an extra cost) and the views along the coast. I didn't like that the roads were not closed, there was a timing mat at 7 and then again at 21 or 23 (what happened to 10K, half and 20 miles?) and we had to run no more than 2 side by side along the shoulder and sometimes on the sidewalk.

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Maine Coast Marathon in 4:36:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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