5K Sports Race Management PO Box 1625 Portland, Maine 04104
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(207) 865-4501


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Race Information

Race Information

On the Run Half Marathon

Saturday March 23, 2019 9AM

Race day registration and packet pick-up at 7AM at the Brunswick Hotel, 39 West Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach , Maine

Chip Timing / Water stops at mile 4.3 7.0 & 9.5 / Gatorade at water stops 7.0 & 9.5  / Display clocks at 5K and 10K / Mile markers 1-13

All runners receive a finisher's metal / Custom race bibs 

First 150 runners pre-registered receive sport towel with race name

and Stickman running gloves (Retail $5.75) race name on gloves

Long sleeve technical shirts are $13.00 extra / Need to pre register for tech shirts by 3/13/19 unisex- women size down / No tech shirts on race day to purchase / View race shirts here

5K Sports Race Management provides wings & pizza for the runners only.  If runners want to purchase food for family or friends its $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids on race day.  Muffins, mini muffins, bagels, Crispy Cream dounts, banana's, apples and chocolate milk, CASH BAR

Awards:

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female / 1st, 2nd, 3rd age group awards 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99

Parking

Click here for parking on race day / Parking on 1st Street between Old Orchard Street and Heath Street / Free parking

Race Proceeds

Freeport High School Softball Program / The girls will work the race doing intersection flagging & water stops 

Race Management

5K Sports Race Management

Video of race course updated for 2019 (new video)

Google Maps for race location 

If race is cancelled because of 

extreme weather conditions / NO REFUNDS

2018 Results

2018 Race Photos

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What runners are saying about the Half Marathon

 

I and our Sabattus group, want to thank you and the volunteers for the race.  We enjoyed the FLAT course, and the time of the year.  It was a good tune-up for Boston for the three of us, and on the plans of a couple others for spring marathons.  It could have been a bit less windy, but hey...
Jon

3/24/18


Thank you for a great event!  I enjoyed the course and race atmosphere, even more , this year.  I wanted to say how much I appreciated Jim's comments before the race.  They were heartful and so appropriate for the state of our world today.  I too, thank GOD every day for the gift and blessing of running.  Thank you both for continuously delivering high-quality racing events.

Tim

3/24/18


This was a great event!  Such a good time of the year to be in Old Orchard.  The public parking lot was very convenient also.  Course was very well marked and the girls did a great job directing runners at intersections and having water ready.

Clifford

3/24/18


I was a participant in the weekend's race and wanted to share how much I enjoyed my experience!  I enjoyed the course even though the long straightaways messed with my head towards the end.  I knew I wouldn't get lost and appreciated the simpleness of it. I loved the time markers at 5K and 10K and thought they were helpful.  The amazing police presence was also noted and appreciated.  I liked that they were constantly driving up and down the course checking on people.  The girls at the water stops were helpful and encouraging. The other runners on the course were helpful and encouraging, which you don't always have in a big race.  Having done many races in the past 5 years, I LOVED that this race was small and had a staring and ending point in a location (The Brunswick Hotel) where you could stay warm and relax and even change clothes after the race. Most of the time you finish a race and there is nowhere for you to wind down and it can be overwhelming.  The metals and race bibs were awesome and so much more that I expected  for a small race. Including the date on both is something you don't see all the time!  I also appreciated the option to not purchase a shirt to keep the costs down.  THANK YOU for this awesome race #7 Half Marathon and I will definitely participate in the future!

Tiffany

3/24/18


I was a participant in today's race.  Unfortunately, I was unable to finish because I got a phone call regarding a family emergency. My husband was send to Maine Medical via ambulance.  I was able to get a volunteer at the corner of Seaside and Ferry Road.  She quickly called a Saco Police Officer and he was able to get me home quickly. (This volunteer was a Freeport Softball girl) I'm happy to say everything turned out completely fine.  I wanted to reach out to you and pass along my gratitude and thanks to the volunteer that helped me.  She was wonderful and knew what to do.  The officer ( I live locally) was also supportive and helpful. Thank you for putting together a great course today and for having fantastic volunteers.  While I didn't get to finish this year, I will definitely be back for next year's run

Marcy

3/24/18


Thank you so much for putting on this race.  Everything was great!  I have run 7 Half Marathons and this is the best.  I hope you keep putting it on every year.  Its a great course

James

3/24/18


Hi Victoria! The race on Saturday was awesome. I had such a great time. I can't wait to do more of your races! Hope to see you soon! 

Launa

3/27/17 


I wanted to thank you for putting on such a well organized event Saturday. The course was interesting, the participants were friendly, and the hotel headquarters was very convenient. This was my sixth half marathon since September, and those races have ranged from hundreds to thousands of participants. This one was probably my favorite so far. It was exactly what I needed as I train toward more half's and a full marathon this spring and summer. Again, really great work and I hope this is the first of many On the Run half's.
Best

Logen

3/27/17


I thought you did a great job on this half marathon. The course was easy enough to navigate, but you had several volunteers (Thanks to all of them, too!) at intersections and turns, just in case. More than enough police traffic control/support. The pre-race food, and the post-race buffet food was more than enough. Nice finisher and awards medals, too. The crowds were a bit small, but you have no control over that. I'll be looking for this one again next March, and I'm pretty sure the rest of our group will, too.
Thanks again.
Jon
3/27/17


Great Job!  Congratulations on the attendance. I enjoyed the course. It's very flat of course. I think the race is unique in that it has very long straightaways.  The traffic is low this time of year, and the surface is smooth , the roads were without the annoying "crown" that so many marathons and half marathons can't avoid. Well done.
Mitch

3/26/17


How about chocolate milk at the finish line?  There was a lot of food The police were awesome and the volunteers and the signs were very helpful so no chance of missing a turn.  I liked the race and I'll be back

Anne

3/26/17


Would like to say thanks for such a great race yesterday.  The course was absolutely beautiful and not sure how many race organizers pulled it off there was no rain!!

All of the organizers and volunteers were friendly and helpful and made for a pleasant experience.  Great food and warm setting after the race.  Love the long sleeve shirt with the American Flag on the sleeve.  See you next year

Amy

3/26/17

Race Course Description

Start at Brunswick Hotel, 39 W Grand Ave West Grand Ave to Ferry Road (Saco) (take a right) Ferry Road to Bayview Road (take a right) Bayview to Sea View Road (West Grand Ave)  (take a left) Sea View Road (West Grand Ave) back to the Brunswick West Grand Ave (East Grand Ave) to Pine Point Road (Scarborough) (take a right) Pine Point Road to King Street  King Street

to Ave #6 (take a left)  Ave #6 to Jones Creek Road  Jones Creek to East Grand Ave back to Brunswick Hotel to finish 13.1 Miles

Online race course and 3D flyover video  Map says 10.92 miles because its a (2) loop course Total distance is 13.1 Miles

Video of Race Course


This course is one of the flattest Half Marathon's in Maine  There are no hills or even upgrades FLAT!  


USATAF Course Certification pending for 2019


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On the Run Half Marathon

(207) 865-4501