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SHIPYARD OLD PORT HALF MARATHON & 5K RACE DETAILS

The Old Port Half Marathon & 5K starts and finishes between Spring Street and Union Street. Start time for the half marathon is at 7:00 AM with the 5K starting at 7:35 AM on Saturday, June 8th. We’ll be updating this website regularly with live race details, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information.

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THE COURSES

HALF MARATHON

START TIME – 7:00 AM

The Shipyard Old Port Half features a single-loop course with jaw-dropping views of the Casco Bay followed by a rockin’ block party in the heart of Portland’s historic Old Port district!

Pacer Groups Provided (hrs): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.

Old Port Half Marathon awards to the following: Awards are given to the top 3 men and women overall, and the top 3 men and women in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. 

View Interactive Google Map.

View the Half Marathon Course Elevation Gain.

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5K

START TIME – 7:35 AM

The Shipyard Old Port 5K features a single-loop course that is completely closed to traffic. From the start in the heart of the historic Old Port district, you’ll run along beautiful tree-lined streets filled with 19th-century homes and buildings while gradually climbing 75 feet in the first mile to the course’s highest point. From there, you’ll drop down to sea level where you’ll enjoy running along Portland’s waterfront and back into the Old Port.

Awards are given to the top 3 men and women overall, and in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

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PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pickup will be held at The Cross Insurance Arena located at 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME 04101 on Friday, June 7th from 2 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, June 8th from 5:30 AM to 7 AM.

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The race starts and finishes on Spring Street between Center Street and Union Street. Please arrive by 6 AM to ensure you have time to park, check-in, and stretch before the race begins at 7:00 AM. You can park in nearby parking lots or garages. Many lots are open 24 hours a day and utilize a self-serve parking kiosk that requires a credit card. Click the map to see an interactive version!

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ROAD CLOSURES

Portland residents and businesses: Due to the size of this race, roads will be temporarily closed to car traffic. Our goal is to minimize the amount of impact the race has on the city and to keep everyone informed well in advance of the race.

*2024 Road closures coming soon.

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GEAR CHECK

You may check your gear at a table located near the start chute. Clear plastic bags will be provided. Runners should write their bib number on the checked gear. The gear check is unsecured. All gear must be claimed by 12:00 PM.

THE AFTER PARTY

Snacks like bananas and granola bars and hot delicious pizza will be waiting for you at the finish line as well as complimentary shipyard beer (21+) to help you cool down and celebrate your accomplishment—all included with your registration! Enjoy music from a live band on the main stage.

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Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at marathon or half marathon in the past 18 months, we have a perk for you! Elite runners who meet the qualifying standards below are eligible for a fully comped entry to this year’s race! To apply for a fully comped entry as an elite athlete, please click the apply today bottom below to submit your application!

Male Elite Runner Qualifying Standards

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Qualifying Standards

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half
Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the 2024 race day to qualify. Elite athlete support (travel, lodging, prize money, and/or food assistance) will not be provided by Ventures Endurance.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries may be accommodated on a case by case basis. If an event sells out and is at capacity, additional elite athlete entries will not be considered. An elite complimentary entry is non transferrable and only applied to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

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Awards and Photos

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