COVID-19 Race Update: The race is still scheduled for Saturday 6/6. If we receive a new mandate from the City Of Portland, State of Maine, or a federally agency then we will first try to postpone the race to another date. At that time we would alert all registrants through email and on social media. There is no timetable for when an announcement will be made. If the race must be cancelled or postponed no refunds or deferrals to the 2021 event would be given. If the race was cancelled then we would convert it into a virtual event and mail everyone their swag.
The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K is returning to Portland on June 6, 2020 with another great event! Join thousands of athletes at Maine’s premier half marathon and enjoy spectacular views of lighthouses and civil war-era forts as you run along the waterfront of Casco Bay, then celebrate your finish with a block party featuring Shipyard craft beer, ice cream, pizza, and live music!
As we announced on April 15th, the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K won’t take place on June 6, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we had hoped to be able to postpone the race to a later date in the fall, that is no longer possible. Governor Mills has recently outlined a plan for re-opening the state of Maine in phases, with 14-day quarantines for interstate travelers and bans on large gatherings expected to remain in place until Phase 4. It’s clear that races, festivals, and other large events won’t be allowed for the foreseeable future. So what now?
We can’t simply cancel the event and refund or defer everyone to 2021 because we’ve already spent most of the money on everything we needed to produce it, from race swag to permits and planning. What little that remains is being used to keep the lights on for as long as we can during this difficult time.
However, with your support and understanding, we hope to survive the pandemic and return better than ever next year. Although we won’t be able to have an in-person event this year, we still want you to get out and run, and we want you to get all of the cool race swag we ordered for you, so we’re putting our remaining resources and efforts into converting the 2020 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K to a virtual run.
IMPORTANT: We’ll ship all of your swag items – premium quarter-zip (half), tech tee (5K), finisher’s medal, race bib, and a special offer from Shipyard Brewing – to the address on file in your EnMotive account starting mid-June. Please log in here* by May 29th to ensure your mailing address is correct. Please also make sure you’ve selected the right size by checking out the sizing guide (quarter-zip or tech tee) then update your selection in your EnMotive account if necessary. If your package is returned to us because of an incorrect address or wrong size, we won’t be able to reship it.
Once your swag is selected and address is updated, simply pick the ideal day to complete the virtual run, then submit your time to receive an official finisher’s certificate! To do so, log in to your EnMotive account, find Old Port Half on the “Upcoming Races” page, click Log Result, enter your time, and download your certificate. There’s no deadline to complete the run. You’ll receive your swag pack this summer regardless of when you complete it.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed but we’ll reply as soon as possible.
On behalf of the GiddyUp team, we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. When things are back to normal next year, we’ll be sure to send you a personal discount for the 2021 event as thanks for supporting us.
*Click here for instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account
What You Get
The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K is more than just a scenic waterfront race – it’s an immersive experience in a historic district that includes lots of cool stuff. Check it out:
Half marathon runners receive a premium quarter-zip made from a soft and stretchy mid-weight fabric perfect for spring and fall running.
Premium Tech Tee
5K runners get a premium tech tee featuring an innovative polyester honeycomb-weave fabric that’s breathable and slightly stretchy, making them great for running or working out.
Half marathon and 5k runners will get an Old Port finisher’s medal! 2018 medal design shown.
CRAFT BEER & FOOD
As if all that wasn’t enough, runners 21+ get two wicked awesome craft beers from our friends at Shipyard, and all runners get free pizza, ice cream, and more at the block party after the race!
WHAT IT COSTS
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