Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Next 26.2 {and a discount code}

Hi everyone! I've got some news! While I've already posted it on Instagram, I've yet to fully make it blog official, but I'm happy to announce that I've decided on a spring marathon! It's been a great year of relaxed running with racing shorter distances and fairly lax training, but I'm again ready to step it up a notch and see what this gal can do!

My choice was between two races, the Maine Coast Marathon on May 10 or Sugarloaf on May 17. While I love the course at Sugarloaf (ran the 15K in 2013 and 14+ miles of the course with Stacy as she did the full this spring), I'd like to switch things up a bit and try something new. 2015 will be a building year, and maybe, just maybe, if all goes well I might just attempt to BQ at Sugarloaf in 2016. And if I did, I would be moving up to the next qualifying time. So far, this is the only thing I'm looking forward to about turning 40. ;-)

So Maine Coast Marathon it is! Originally founded as the Nike Maine Coast Marathon in 1980, it was dropped as a Maine race in 1988. It was brought back as the Maine Coast Marathon in 2013 using the same course as those early years. A point-to-point race in southern Maine from Kennebunk to Biddeford, the Maine Coast Marathon boasts some gorgeous coastline views. It's also a Boston Qualifier!

In addition to the full marathon, they've added a few other options this year including a half marathon and bosom buddy relay on Saturday, May 9. And if you're really daring, sign up for the Maine Coast 39.3 Challenge and run the Half Marathon on Saturday and tackle the Full Marathon on Sunday!

I've partnered up with the Maine Coast Marathon and am excited to offer you a discount code for any of the Maine Coast Marathon races! So if you'd like to join me for a fun race in Maine in May (the weather is usually perfect this time of year!), sign up and enter MMOTR for $5 off your race registration. The code does not expire and is good for any race distance, but will only be valid until the races are full! There is a cap of 1000 for the marathon and 1200 for the half/relay and the 2014 race sold out in February. I expect it to fill faster than that this year, so don't wait. The early registration prices go up at the end of the year, so now is the time to sign up and get the biggest bang for your buck!

I also plan on running a little giveaway to thank those who register using the discount code MMOTR, but I'm still working out the details so stay tuned. If you do register prior to me posting the giveaway, you will still be entered and have a chance to win!

For more information about the Maine Coast Marathon, visit their website at, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter!


  1. I would LOVE to do this one! I wish Maine wasn't so far away!

    1. That would be so awesome, Smitha! It's only 3000 miles...

  2. Bummer, I already signed up for the Maine Coast Challenge, so can't use the discount. I ran the marathon 2 years ago and left my PR on that course - it's an awesome course & well run race. Looking forward to coming back in May!

    1. Darn! I will most likely expand the giveaway to those that help to spread the word about the race and discount code too, so you could still be eligible for that! See you in May and good luck!


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