Santa Hustle Maine Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, December 3, 2017 • South Portland, ME • Course Map

Note: The 2018 race does not feature the half marathon distance.

Few places give you the chance to surround yourself with hundreds of Santas. Even fewer surround you with Santas running for their milk and cookies, but the Santa Hustle Maine Half Marathon & 5K provides the chance for both. With a Santa hat and beard and stops for cookies and candy canes along the course, everyone will be decked out for the holidays on race day.

The half marathon course begins and ends at the Maine Mall and follows a course full of rolling hills through the South Portland area. Runners continue north and west toward the Sable Oaks Golf Club before making the first major turnaround. From there, runners retrace the steps of their last two miles before running east alongside the Portland International Jetport. Be sure to look up as you pass–you just might see a plane taking off or landing.

After a brief run around Jordan Park, runners once again retrace their steps, then head southeast along Western Avenue for the final stretch of the course. The final stretch returns runners to the start line at the Maine Mall, complete with candy and cookie stations for the final run around Maine Mall. Be sure to stay after the race for a large after-party featuring live music, holiday decorations, and more fun.

Runners are asked to maintain a pace of 15 minutes per mile, as the course will close at 10:30 AM (3.5 hours after the half marathon starts).

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southern Maine just south of Portland, South Portland experiences cold and wet Decembers, with 4.24 inches of rain and 13.6 inches of snow on average for the month.

On race day (Dec. 3), the average low is 23ºF and the average high is 41ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Santa Hustle Maine Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:15 AM – 5K


  • $50 – $70 for the half marathon
  • $30 – $50 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Santa Hustle Maine Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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