Pine Tree Marathon
Back Cove Park in Portland, Maine Monday May 17, 2021 - 6am Start USATF Certificate #ME16001JK
Full Marathon Course: 7 laps of 3.62 miles plus an out and back of .86 miles at the beginning.
Half Marathon Course: 3 laps of 3.62 miles plus an out and back of 2.24 miles at the beginning.
This race will take place at Back Cove Park in Portland, Maine (See Map at: Lat: 43.664251, Lon: -70.266602).The race is run on a dirt path that encircles Back Cove, an arm of the sea. We will set up about 5am for registration.
Both races will start at 6am, and will finish when the last runner crosses the finish line. There will be one aid station set up at the Start/Finish line. You will run around Back Cove Lake, about 3.62 miles, 3 times for Half Marathoners and 7 times for Full Marathoners. We will have a short out and back at the beginning to complete each distance. There is only one dirt path around Back Cove, so you shouldn't be able to get lost.
BEST WESTERN MERRY MANOR INN
700 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 774-6151 • Only 3 miles from the race.
Rate: $125 + tax (mention the Pine Tree Marathon)
Regular Checkout 11AM, Late Checkout 1PM
Driving Directions to Host Hotel: On I-95 take Exit 44. This puts you on I-295. Take Exit 1 after .4 miles to Main Turnpike approach. Follow this for almost a mile until it joins US1 (Main Street). The hotel is just to the right of this intersection.
To get to the race from the hotel: Take US1 (Main Street) North 2 miles join I-295 heading north then take Exit 7. At the base of the exit ramp is a traffic light. Turn right at the light onto Marginal Way, go two blocks to Prebble Street and turn right. The parking lot for the race is immediately on our right. Park anywhere. The Start/Finish is in the right hand end of the parking lot.
Driving Instructions to the Race from Out of Town: On I-95 take Exit 44, (exit 45 if coming from the North on I-95). This will put you on I-295 going North, which runs close to Back Cove Park. Take Exit 7. At the bottom of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Go right here on Marginal Way. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Prebble Street. The parking lot of the race is on your right. Race Start/Finish is in the right hand corner of the parking lot.
Driving to the Race from Logan Airport: Most of you will probably fly into Logan Airport in Boston so take US1 North to I-95 North. Just before you get to Portland, take Exit #44 to I-295. This will put you on I-295 going north, which runs close to Back Cove Park. Take Exit 7. At the bottom of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Go right here on Marginal Way. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Prebble Street. The parking lot of the race is on your right. Race Start/Finish is in the right hand corner of the parking lot. Back Cove Park is about 100 miles from Logan Airport in Boston.
The other races are about 100 miles or less apart.