Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.3
The Pine Tree Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at Back Cove Park in Portland, Maine. The race is run on a dirt path that encircles Back Cove, an arm of the sea. We will set up about 5am for registration. Both races will start at 6am, and will finish … MORE
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    Maniac5377 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Day 1 : This is the first time I've tried to run 6 full marathons in 6 days. It was a brisk morning and I felt good, thus I went … MORE

    Day 1 : This is the first time I’ve tried to run 6 full marathons in 6 days. It was a brisk morning and I felt good, thus I went for it and tried to run my hardest knowing I would taper the remaining 5 days. There was about 50 marathon runners and similar numbers for the half marathoners. The course was run around a very scenic lake. 7 laps of 3.6 miles loops plus about 0.6 mile out and 0.7 mile back. Packet pick up and aid station was set up at the start/finish where there was lots of fresh cooked food and water to fuel up with. A nice t shirt and a small medal in the shape of the state of Maine. Would consider going back again.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    runner024 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great race with lots of food and a scenic course. One decent hill each lap. Great view of downtown Portland as well. The organization for this event was excellent and … MORE

    Great race with lots of food and a scenic course. One decent hill each lap. Great view of downtown Portland as well. The organization for this event was excellent and there was great camaraderie with the other runners in the series.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    Donnald69 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Day 1 : I had never run with this organization before and wasn't certain what to expect. Only about 50 marathon runners and slightly less halves. The course was run … MORE

    Day 1 : I had never run with this organization before and wasn’t certain what to expect. Only about 50 marathon runners and slightly less halves. The course was run around a very scenic lake. 7 laps plus a little extra. Comfortable conditions and the aid station was set up at the stsrt/finish where there was lots of food and water to fuel up with. A nice t shirt and a small medal in the shape of the state of Maine.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '18

    Overall Rating: Really good. Enjoyed the longer loops (3.5ish miles). Course Difficulty: Flat except for one highway bridge. Pleasant view across a city retention pond. Course Scenery: Not a lot … MORE

    Overall Rating: Really good. Enjoyed the longer loops (3.5ish miles).

    Course Difficulty: Flat except for one highway bridge. Pleasant view across a city retention pond.

    Course Scenery: Not a lot to look at, it a couple of friends and I did see different things every time we went around, so it kept things interesting.

    Race Production: Great. Excellent food, and plenty of it at the one aid station. No frills bob pickup and start.

    Race Swag: Good. Nice state shaped medal, and a dry blend t shirt.

    My Performance: It was ok for the third of 8 in a row. No complaints.

    I had initially planned this as a day off, but the RD happened to be running at NY earlier in the week and talked me into it (you other runners know how hard that was). Glad I decided to do it, there is something about taking on an entire Challenge and completing it.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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