Runners follow an out-and-back course for all three races at the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, which starts and finishes along the southern end of Portland’s Back Cove. From there, runners in the half marathon follow the same route as the full marathon for the first few miles, which are mostly flat through the first 4 to 5 miles. The race’s only real hills occur right after runners pass the mile 5 marker, in the stretch between Portland Country Club and the Falmouth Forest Preserve.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.