On the Run Half Marathon
Saturday March 23, 2024 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 2.5, 5.5, 7.5 & 9.5 / Gatorade at water stops 7.5 & 9.5 / Display clocks at 5K and 10K / Mile markers 1-13
All runners receive a finisher's metal
Custom race bib
First 100 runners pre-registered receive water bottles
and Stickman running gloves (Retail $5.75) race name on gloves
Long sleeve technical shirts are $15.00 extra / Need to pre- register for tech shirts by 03/03/24 unisex- women size down / No tech shirts on race day to purchase
5K Sports Race Management provides pizza & wings 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. CASH BAR after 10:30AM
Course Records 2022- Frank Sternberg- 1:15:32 Lila Gaudrault- 1:22:29
Course Record 2023- Scott Easey- 1:15:32
Master's Course Records 2019- Phillip DiRusso-1:23:56 / Mary Pardi- 1:27:36
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
Click here for parking on race day / Parking on 1st Street between Old Orchard Street and Heath Street / Free parking
Old Orchard Beach Indoor Track Team will work intersections and water stations
If race is cancelled because of extreme weather conditions, or any conditions beyond our control / NO REFUNDS
Thank you so much, this was such a well-organized and supported race, very nice!
Thank you for inventing the flattest race in the whole world! That's why I love this race so much! There are no stupid hills to slow me down and ruin my time. I just got a PR today! This is the flattest half marathon that I've ever been able to find. All the other ones that claim to be "flat" always turn out to have lots of hills. I just did this race last September and of course I had to come back this year. Thank you again for having such an awesome, hill lacking race, and see you next year!
This was the first time I have run this race and it was great. Thank you for all your hard work putting this together. Well done!
Thank you for putting on such a great race! I found the course to be almost perfect! I did the Maine Half Marathon last fall and towards the middle we have the hills, so this race was delightful! You had a great packet pick up, a place for us to get warm before the race, food and warm bathrooms! I can’t think of anything else that could have been done to make racers comfortable!
Great job, see you in 2024!
Awesome event today guys!!!
I ran this back in 2017 and it was fun then and it was fun today!!
What a great day and race. It was well run and loved the post race donuts!
I have done this race twice now. It is my favorite 1/2. Your preparation and execution of this race are great
I just wanted to thank you for a great race! I drove up from Boston area with four other members of the Melrose Running Club the morning of the race. We enjoyed everything about the day from the pre-race food, to the course, to the post-race party. The volunteers were fantastic, especially the course marshals. I appreciate clear directions when running. We look forward to next year and hope to get some more from our running club up for the race.
Very nice event! The course was nice and scenic, very nicely done
Hi! Great race today! Hope to be back next year
Thanks for a well organized, excellent event. It was fun and I even PR'd. See you next year
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...
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 #3 (take a left) Ave #3 to Jones Creek Road Jones Creek to East Grand Ave back to Brunswick Hotel to finish 13.1 Miles USATAF Certified Course 2019 ME19001BK
Online race course and 3D flyover video Map says 10.56 miles because its a (2) loop course Total distance is 13.1 Miles
This course is one of the flattest Half Marathon's in Maine There are no hills or even upgrades FLAT!
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