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📣 Announcement! Announcement! 📣
The Maine Coast Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K are officially sold out! Check back after race day to register early for next year so you don’t miss out!

Maine Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K FAQ’s & Contact

Be sure to read the entire Race Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about Maine Coast Full Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K!

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Live Event FAQs

Where can I check to see if I'm registered?
You can check online.
How do I update my registration info?

All changes to your registration, besides the runner’s name, can be made free of charge. Simply log in to your Enmotive account to change it. Instructions on accessing/creating your account.

Can I transfer my registration (bib) to another person?

To Transfer Your Registration to Another Runner:

  1. The original runner must log into their Enmotive account and scroll down to find their existing race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  2. Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Transfer Registration.”
  3. Enter the new runner’s email address to begin the transfer process.
  4. The new runner will then receive an email from Enmotive with a link to complete the transfer.
  5. After clicking the transfer link in the Enmotive email, scroll down to click the green “Accept transfer” button.
  6. Complete the registration process, and pay the $10 transfer fee.
  7. Once completed, the new runner will receive an email confirmation, and the original runner will receive an email confirming their registration has been cancelled.

If the transaction is not completed by the new runner within 48 hours of the email sent, the transfer request is cancelled, and the registration will remain in the original runner’s name.

Can I move up or down a category?

Yes. You may switch from one race to another as long as the race that you’re switching to isn’t already sold out.

  1. To do so, simply log into your account (you may need to reset your password first).
  2. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your upcoming race on the right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click “View registration.” You’ll see your current race distance under “Category.”
  4. Just click “Edit,” choose the distance you’d like to switch to.
  5. You’ll be prompted to review the rest of your registration, and re-sign the waiver for the new distance.

If you’re switching up to the half marathon or full marathon, then you’ll be required to pay the difference in price. We don’t offer refunds for the difference in price when switching down to the half marathon or 5k. Instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account.

Can I transfer to another race?

Yes! To transfer your entry to another Ventures Endurance event, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Enmotive account and scroll down to find your race registration under “Current and Upcoming Events.”
  2. Click the blue “Actions” button to the right of the race name, and then “Defer to Another Event.”
  3. Locate your desired event location in the dropdown menu, then click ‘Search.’
  4. From there, click your desired race category, then follow the onscreen prompts. Once you complete payment, you’re all set and your new registration will appear in your account!

All event transfers incur a $10 fee plus the cost difference of the new race category you choose. If your new event category is cheaper than your current category, you will not be refunded the difference in cost.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. No refunds will be given, unless you are registered for a live race and the live race is cancelled by the event organizer, in which case refunds will be given in accordance with the policy outlined in the FAQ titled What happens if the event is cancelled? A date or venue change is not a cancellation.

Can I register on race day?

Registration will close for the half marathon and 5K on Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm.  Please be aware that you must pick up your bib by this time.  Registration for the marathon will be open until the end of packet pick up on Saturday, May 4 at 4:00pm.

Is an ID required at Packet Pickup?

An ID is required to receive a beer wristband at Packet Pickup in order to be served alcohol in the beer garden after the race. If you’re not wearing a wristband, then you’ll need to have your ID with you at the beer garden entrance. An ID is not required to pick up your bib at Packet Pickp.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes! If someone is picking up your packet, please ensure they have either your confirmation email or a picture of your photo ID (a picture on your phone works great!).
Can I pick up bibs for other people at registration check-in?
Yes!  Bibs for the half marathon and 5K must be picked up before Packet Pickup closes on Friday at 8:00pm.  Bibs for the marathon must be picked up before the end of Packet Pickup on Saturday at 4:00pm.
Can I run with my dog or baby stroller?

Unfortunately, no. There will be too many runners to add dogs and strollers into the mix.

Will there be pacers?

Yes. Pacers will be provided for the full marathon in the following groups (hrs): 3:20, 3:30, 3:35, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05 and 5:20.

Pacers will also be provided for the half marathon in the following groups (hrs): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.

Is there an age limit?
Runners must be at least 16 years of age or older to run in the full or half marathon. There is no age limit for the 5k.
Do I need to buy a shuttle pass?
No. Please read the Parking section of our website for information regarding parking and shuttle buses.
When will the last shuttle bus depart?

The last half marathon shuttle will department at 6:30 AM on Saturday. The last 5K shuttle will depart at 7:00 AM on Saturday. The last marathon shuttle will depart at 7:00 AM on Sunday. In an effort to start the races on time, we will not allow any runners to board the shuttles after these times. It is strongly advised to arrive early to allow for time to park your vehicles, walk to the shuttle, and wait in the shuttle queue.

Can I check in my gear?
Yes. There will be an unsecured gear check station at each of the start lines. Clear plastic bags will be provided. Participants may bring their own gear bags. All gear bags must clearly marked with the participant’s name and bib number. All gear bags will be transported to the finish line area after the race starts. Participants assume all risks of gear bags being lost or stolen.
Are there awards?
Half Marathon – Top 3 overall men and women and top 3 male and female winners in each age group: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.  Full Marathon – Top 3 overall men and women and top 3 male and female winners in each age group: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. 5K – Top 3 overall men and women and top 3 male and female winners in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
How do I get my free race photos?
We will have professional photographers on the course and at the finish line taking pictures. We will send notifications to all participants immediately after the event with instructions on how to access your free race photos.
What are the AWD (athletes with disabilities) guidelines and event rules?
Ventures Endurance happily welcomes all athletes to participate in our events. Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) include, but are not limited to the flowing athletes, Blade Runners, Visually Impaired Runners, Adaptive / Guided Runners, Pushed Athletes, Push Rim, Racing Chair and Hand Cycles.

To participate as an AWD athlete you must notify the Race Director of your participation a minimum of 20 days in advance. This allows our staff to ensure the safety and security of each athlete on the course prepare the ES (early starters) corral for athletes. To ensure your spot and be approved as an AWD participant please contact awd@venturesendurance.com. Should there be a duo team, a coupon code may be provided for the pusher/coach by emailing awd@venturesendurance.com.

Ventures Endurance Athletes with Disabilities Event Rules.

What are the known hazzards for AWD (athletes with disabilities)?
There are no known hazards on the 5K course. On the half marathon course near mile 4 the route transitions from pavement to a hard packed dirt road, to a sandy pathway, and then onto a wooden boardwalk and over a footbridge, before getting back onto pavement.

On the marathon course near mile 22 at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm there is a 0.6 mile stretch along the Barrier Beach Trail, a hard-packed dirt road that could have ruts and muddy spots if it rains.

Is the Marathon USATF certified/Boston Qualifier?
Yes. The marathon is USATF certified (ME23005BK) and a Boston Qualifier.
Who should I email for press inquiries?

Contact our team at pr@gannett.com!

Virtual Event FAQs

Where can I run/walk?
Anywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to complete it wherever and whenever you want between April 24 to June 5. Sidewalks, trails, and treadmills are all fair game. Want to make this a family run or walk with a stroller or your miniature schnauzer Sprinkles? Now’s the chance! Make the race you want.
What items are included with the Maine Coast Half Marathon Virtual Run?
We’ll ship the same awesome goodie bag* right to you that includes a full zip hoodie and a finisher medal for full marathon, half and 5k runners. *The beer given to participants at the live event is not included in the virtual offering.
When do I need to complete my run?
You can complete your run anytime between April 24 to June 5. Once you complete your run, you can log your results online. After that, you can download your Finisher’s Certificate, see how you rank on our active leaderboard, and upload photos to share with fellow participants. To receive a Finisher’s Certificate, your run must be completed and logged by June 5th.
How do I track my distance and time?
For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.
How do I log my results?
After you’ve completed your run, click the Log Result button on your Virtual Run registration to enter your time. Once you’ve entered your run time, click the Finisher Certificate button to download your personalized Finisher Certificate.
When will my packet ship?
Race packets for the virtual run will begin to ship within 1-2 weeks of the live event.
Do I need to submit results to get a medal?
No. Your medal will be mailed to you with your packet after you register!
Do you ship internationally?
The Maine Coast Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and Virtual Run are currently available only for addresses within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii*. *Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an additional shipping fee.
What do I do if my goodie bag doesn’t fit? Can I swap it?
We do not offer any size exchanges post packet shipment. All changes to sizes need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants take care to view the sizing chart to order the correct size.

Still Have Questions?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

For customer service inquiries, contact our team at info@mainecoastmarathon.com. For press inquiries, contact our team at pr@gannett.com.

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