Race Start Times
The start of the half marathon and the finish lines for both the half marathon and 5k races will be located at Ocean Gateway Terminal area. The start of the 5k is 1 mile away on Cutter St. The half marathon will start at 7:00 (Wave One) and 7:03 (Wave Two). The 5 km will start at 7:20
Wicked Low Tide Registration: until 10/23/15 at 11:59 pm EDT: $50
Low Tide Registration: 10/24 until 12/31/15 at 11:59 pm EST: $56
Rising Tide Registration: 01/01 until 05/07/16 at 11:59 pm EDT: $63
High Tide Registration: 05/08 until 07/07/16 at 11:00 pm EDT: $70
VIP Half Marathon:
Wicked Low Tide Registration: until 10/23/15 at 11:59 pm EDT: $105
Low Tide Registration: 10/24 until 12/31/15 at 11:59 pm EST: $111
Rising Tide Registration: 01/01 until 05/07/16 at 11:59 pm EDT: $118
High Tide Registration: 05/08 until 07/07/16 at 11:00 pm EDT: $125
Wicked Low Tide Registration: until 10/23 at 11:59 pm EDT: $20
Low Tide Registration: 10/24 -12/31/15 at 11:59 pm EST: $23
Rising Tide Registration: 01/01 – 05/07/16 at 11:59 pm EDT: $26
High Tide Registration: 05/08 – 07/07/16 at 11:00 pm EDT: $30
Wicked Low Tide Registration: until 10/23 at 11:59 pm EDT: $70
Low Tide Registration: 10/24 -12/31/15 at 11:59 pm EST: $73
Rising Tide Registration: 01/01 – 05/07/16 at 11:59 pm EDT: $76
High Tide Registration: 05/08 – 07/07/16 at 11:00 pm EDT: $80
What is included with my registration?
Access to the Health and Fitness Exposition on Friday
Custom finisher’s medal for the Half Marathon
Two complimentary beers after the finish from Shipyard Brewing Company
Post race food, including bagels, bananas and other snack foods
One complimentary slice of pizza after the finish from Portland Pie
High resolution race photos of nearly every participant will be made available about 4 days after the race: download to computer, email to yourself or friend, share on Facebook, and Tweet
Real time results on your phone, including splits via our Race Joy App
Live tracking, if you carry your smart phone on the run and pay a nominal $0.99 fee to Race Joy (both the runner and the person tracking must pay the $0.99 fee)
The ability to rent locker space via The Mobile Locker Company or a free bag drop if all items fit inside a single one gallon zip lock bag
Free hot showers in the 39′ New England Mobile Showers trailer. (Bring your own towel or rent one from them.)
VIP Registration Option
Do you want to run the Old Port in style? Would you rather not wait in line to park, pick up your bib, get to a start area portable toilet or get your complimentary post race beers? If so, the VIP Registration Option is for you. Along with race registration and everything that all of our runners are entitled to, you get:
A streamlined bib pick up, (your bib and any merchandise already in a VIP bag).
Separate VIP portable toilets at the start area.
Reserved VIP parking
A small locker from the Mobile Locker company (with the option to upgrade to a larger size).
The Atayne tech race shirt.
A separate server in the beer garden.
A free towel rental at the New England Mobile Showers
Our refund option.
Pamper yourself and be a VIP while you are in the Old Port.
Short Sleeve Performance Race Shirts 100% Recycled Polyester, 100% Made in USA
To align with our conservation ethic and reduce waste, our race entry fee does not include a race shirt. We take our shirts very seriously and only want to offer something that runners will appreciate. We are pleased to offer short sleeve, men's and women's, moisture-wicking performance fabric shirts made from 100% recycled polyester. The shirts perform like typical moisture-wicking polyester shirts, but use 70% less energy to produce. Each shirt is produced by using 8-12 raw post-consumer plastic bottles. The shirts are made by a Brunswick, Maine-based company, Atayne that is committed to making products that are safe for both human health and the environment. These shirts are produced from fiber to finish in the US and are reviewed by a third party to guarantee environmental and human health standards. Runners must buy their shirt by June 9th, 2013, in order to be guaranteed the desired size on race day. Orders may be placed after this date, however sizes cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to forecast the number of shirts needed after 6/9. Shirts must be claimed by a runner or their designee at one of the pre-race packet pickups or before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Shirts not claimed after this time will be forfeited. Shirts will not be shipped after the race.
Our moisture-wicking performance fabric race hats can be purchased for $15.
Wash down a pint of Shipyard beer after the race, or buy one as a gift, with one of our commemorative glass mugs. Buy one now while supplies last -- they're only $5.
Zeus and Athena
The Zeus and Athena categories are weight-based divisions for men and women who want to compete with a different set of piers. Participation in one of these categories is OPTIONAL you may select the Age Group category even if you qualify as a Zeus or Athena.
NOTE: If you select one of these categories it will appear next to your name in the Participants List posted on the race website.
Half Marathon Awards
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in the following categories: Overall, Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Zeus (male, 190 to 210 lbs), Zeus (male, 211+lbs), Athena (female, 140 to 160 lbs), Athena (female, 161+ lbs)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male & Female finishers. First Male & Female finisher (one deep) in each of the following categories: Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, Zeus (male, 190 to 210 lbs), Zeus (male, 211+lbs), Athena (female, 140 to 160 lbs), Athena (female, 161+ lbs)
All registrants must present identification at one of the packet pickups before the race. Anyone over the age of 21 must wear a wrist bracelet in order to gain access to the beer garden.
If you register for one race you may switch to another of the races during this race weekend. If you switch to a more expensive race (ie from the 5k to the half marathon)you must pay the difference in entry fees. If you switch to a less expensive race (ie from the half marathon to the 5k) no refund will be given.
If you cannot attend the race for any reason you may request a deferral to the next year. Requests must be made by completing the form on the Refunds and Deferrals page of our web site by 6:00 PM (EST) on Sunday 6/12/16. You will be issued a promo code, valued at 85% of your entry fee and merchandise purchases, that can be applied towards your 2017 Shipyard Old Port registration.
Transfer to one of our other races
If you cannot participate in the Shipyard Old Port events, you can transfer your registration to one of our other events, which include the Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms and the Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon and Half Marathon.
The transfer is dependent of space available in these two events, that are held in May.
Refund Policy and Refund Option
We offer a flexible refund policy. Your best option is to purchase the Refund Option when you register. It is a set amount, and can be exercised anytime prior to the start of the race. The Refund Option is like buying registration insurance that protects you from unexpected events. We realize that life happens and sometimes it's not possible or advisable for runners to participate in a race. Sometimes runners suffer injuries while training, learn that they're pregnant, get called to perform military duty, lose a job, or must attend to a family emergency. Sometimes races get cancelled due to acts of God.
Refund Option Rules:
If you purchase the Refund Option at the time of registration, you can request a refund anytime prior to the start of the race. Requests for refunds must be made by completing the form on the Refunds & Deferrals page of our website. If the race is cancelled, you may request a refund only if you purchased the refund option at the time of registration. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used for registration.
If you do not purchase the Refund Option when you register, we will refund partial amounts through 11:59pm EST on June 8, 2016. You need to use the form on the Refunds & Deferrals page of our website to request the refund.
All refunds will be processed through Race Wire, our online registration company. No cash or checks will be sent.
Refund Option Costs (when purchased at time of registration):
Half Marathon: $ 10
5 km: $5
Refund Cost (not purchased at time of registration):
Prior to 05/08/16:
Half Marathon: $10
Half Marathon: $20
Although rare sometimes races must be cancelled due to unexpected unsafe race conditions – i.e. Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. If there is an event due to an Act Of God — i.e. hurricane, lightning, dangerously high heat and humidity (Wet-bulb globe temperature index >82 degrees F — government shutdown, or a state of emergency is declared by municipal authorities the race will be cancelled. If the race is cancelled due to a situation that is beyond the race director’s control it will not be postponed and no refunds will be given.
A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person's race bib. Please do not remove or fold the timing chip. The timing company will send you a text message and email after the race with your race results. When you register please be sure to include your cell phone number and email address.
A Wave Start process will again be used to facilitate a more efficient and convenient race day experience for all participants. This process is necessary because a large field of runners is anticipated and due to the presence of bottlenecks on the course. During the registration process half marathon runners will be asked to submit their expected pace. Every runner will be assigned a start wave before the race. Your bib will be color coded either green or orange to indicate which of the two waves you are stating in. Wave Two will start approximately 3 to 4 minutes after Wave One. A start mat will be used to keep track of the precise moment that each person crosses the start line and to calculate their total time.
Store your belongings safely and access them easily anytime before and after the race with the Mobile Locker Company. Their affordable lockers rentals come in several sizes, small ($4, 9”x6”x6”), medium ($5.60, 11"x6"x18"), large ($8, 12”x12”x12”) and XL ($9.60, 15'x15'x24'). The Mobile Locker Company is fully staffed, insured, and conveniently parked near the finsih line for you!