Maine Like You Mean It – The Maine Marathon

illumiNITE will pack up from the Long Island Divas race and head north to Maine for the Maine Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 4th. Fall is a beautiful time to visit Maine and a great time to run a marathon.

The race is an out and back course, and starts and finishes along the beautiful inner bay in Portland. The event is kept small and intimate, and only 3,500 runners total are registered for the three races.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Robbie Foundation, which is “an organization designed to bridge the gap for children with developmental disabilities by funding adaptive equipment, assistive technology and therapy treatment not covered by insurances.” Sounds good to us.

All runners need a little love and support along the way, which is why we love the race’s Send-a-Cheer messaging system. Friends and family can send motivational messages (for a small fee) to any runner with a phone. We needed this service at about mile 22 in Boston.

illumiNITE will be at the race expo on Saturday, October 3rd from 11am – 7pm and Sunday, October 4th from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm. The event takes place in the Sullivan Gym at the University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland.

Come by and say hello! Mention this blog to receive a free gift.

Good luck runners!

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