Sunday, September 13, 2020 • Auburn, ME • Course Map
Set for its 9th annual running along the shores of Lake Auburn here in the “Twin Cities” region of southwestern Maine — named for Lewiston and Auburn, the two cities that lie right next to each other along the banks of the Androscoggin River — the Lake Auburn Half Marathon unfolds around the lake and features views of the nearby hills, mountains and forests throughout.
Runners will start the race at the Central Maine Community College campus, which lies on the southeastern side of Lake Auburn.
From there, runners will head away from the campus and then north along Turner Street for the first mile of the race. Once they make it past the first mile, the course turns onto Turner Road, and then onto Lake Shore Drive, taking runners out of the more inhabited areas of the course.
The course features a brief stretch of forests and then opens up to the water again along much of Lake Shore Drive as runners head north toward the northern point of Lake Auburn. After reaching the northern point of Lake Auburn, the course continues north along a brief forested stretch of Holbrook Road before reaching the midpoint and turnaround point of the race.
The second half of the race takes runners south along the western side of Lake Auburn and the most scenic section of the race, following Whitman Spring Road for the next three miles and then south along West Auburn Road toward the southern part of the lake–and the hilliest section of the course along Summer Street and Gracelawn Road, featuring a downhill stretch just before a brief uphill stretch to the finish line back at the Central Main Community College campus.
Race Weather & Climate
Located near the state’s southwestern corner, about 30 miles southwest of the capital Augusta and roughly 34 miles north of Portland, Auburn typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 307deg;F (in 1965) and as high as 97°F (in 1937).
On race day (Sept. 13), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 72ºF.
- 2019 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Lake Auburn Half Marathon Results
- 7:30 AM – half marathon walkers
- 8:30 AM – half marathon runners
- 8:45 AM – 5K
- $55 – $65 for the half marathon
- $20 – $30 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Auburn’s Lake Auburn Half Marathon, 5K race or Bike Tour, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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