illumiNITE is running a marathon – an Expo marathon. With our pink tutu from the Diva Marathon still flapping in the wind, we’ll pack up and race north to Maine for the Maine Marathon in Portland.
Portland is a funky town that appeals to artists, foodies, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Full of art galleries, museums, interesting shops, and eclectic eateries, runners could turn the race into a weekend getaway.
Named one of the 10 best marathons in the northeast by Healthline, this Boston qualifier starts and finishes along beautiful inner bay in Portland. Plus, it has a long tradition of raising money for charity.
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Dream Factory. The organization fulfills the dreams of critically and chronically ill children aged 3-18. That sounds like an excellent reason to run a marathon.
illumiNITE will be at the race expo on Saturday, October 1st from 11am – 7pm and Sunday, October 2nd 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. Can’t make it to Portland? Use coupon code MAINE for 15% off your order through October 31, 2016. Limit one per customer.
Good luck runners!
Random Trivia: What is the easternmost point in the contiguous United States? (Hint, it’s in Maine). Check out our Facebook page on Friday for the answer.