Pine Tree Marathon

Back Cove Park in Portland, Maine Sunday May 14, 2023 - 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.


700 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 774-6151 • Only 3 miles from the race.

Rate: $109 + tax

Regular Checkout 11AM, Late Checkout 1PM

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel (mention the New England Challenge). Reservations must be made by Wednesday April 20, 2022 in order to qualify for our group rate. Breakfast grab & go bags will be provided starting at 4:30AM.

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.