About the Races

The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5k is Portland’s premier summertime running event that cuts through the heart of the Old Port district and West End neighborhood and features sweeping views of the Casco Bay its many islands, ferries, sailboats, lobster boats, tug boats, and paddlers, the Presumpscot River, the City of Portland skyline, and the Back Cove. The event is hosted from Portland’s Ocean Gateway Terminal, a busy facility on

Race Director: Erik Boucher

Race Director: Erik Boucher

the waterfront with daily ferry service to Canada.Founded in 2011 the event has attracted participants from 42 different states and 3 Canadian provinces. In 2012 the event sold out (1,600 participants) on May 20th. In 2013 the event sold out (3,000 participants) on May 7th.

A runner’s safety tops the list of priorities in the planning and execution of the event. The event has been organized with an awareness of its impact on the environment, the movements of local residents, the economic development of local businesses, and the benefit of non-profit organizations.

The event is organized by GiddyUp Productions LLC, presented by Shipyard Brewing Company, and sanctioned by the Road Runners Club Of America.


Our Philosophy on Road Races

We know that there is an ever-growing list of choices for runners. There are plenty of half marathons, marathons and other road races along with adventure races, obstacle races and more.  We want to make your experience at our races the best that it can be.  We have surveyed thousands of runners over the past  five years to find out what you want and don’t want at an event.  Based on those answers, we don’t include a shirt with the registration cost, but we do include race photos, a mobile app, two complimentary Shipyard beers and more.  We work to improve the experience for you every year at each of our events.  Please let us know if you have anything less than a great experience.

Please send all inquiries to:
Erik Boucher
[email protected]