Decker, Jesseman pace Mainers at Boston Marathon

Eight years after he won the Maine Marathon for the sixth time, 47-year-old Byrne Decker of Yarmouth showed that’s he still pretty fast over long distances, posting the quickest time by a Mainer at the 118th Boston Marathon. Decker covered the distance in 2 hours, 33 minutes, 36 seconds as he placed third in his […]


Tuesday track workouts start April 22

The Maine Track Club’s Tuesday night coaching sessions and track workouts begin April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Edward Little High School in Auburn. For the first session, participants do not need to arrive early to warm up; there will be a group warm-up after introductions and a discussion of philosophy and track etiquette. These […]


Harmon, Lilienthal win Patriots Day 5-Miler

Chris Harmon of Scarborough captured the overall title and Portland resident Michelle Lilienthal won the women’s division by more than two minutes at the 85th Patriots Day 5-Miler, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine Alumni Association. Harmon, 26, finished New England’s third-oldest race in 26 minutes, 41 seconds, good enough for […]


Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K

With four weeks to go until race day, more than 1,700 runners have already signed up for Maine’s largest 5K road race, the 14th annual Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K. Online registration will remain open through May 7 or until the 3,000-entry cap has been reached. Click here for more information. Also, volunteers are […]


Beliveau, Jokela win Race the Runways Half Marathon

John Beliveau, 32, of Portland and Anja Jokela, 29, of Burlington, Vt., paced a field of more than 400 runners Saturday to win their divisions at the Race the Runways Half Marathon in Brunswick.

Beliveau finished the course in 1 hour, 15 minutes and 34 seconds, beating Nathan Mackenzie, 18, of Bowdoinham by 23 seconds. Jokela’s time of 1:26:33 was nearly two minutes faster than runner-up Katie Bush, 25, of Portland (1:28:29).

Jesse Young, 24, of Rochester, N.H., won both the mile and the 5K, with times of 4:39 and 15:39. Tahlia Mullen, 12, of Walpole was the first female in the mile with a time of 6:06, and Leslie Munnelly, 51, of Bath edged Lauren Phillips, 28, of Cape Elizabeth in the 5K women’s division by nine seconds with a time of 19:42.

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Patriots Day 5-Miler

Maine’s oldest road race, the 85th annual Patriots Day 5-Miler, is scheduled for Monday, April 21, at noon. The race was moved back to its traditional Patriots Day date this year to avoid a conflict with Easter. The entry fee is $18 for registration or $22 on race day. Race-day registration and packet pickup is […]

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Race the Runways

There’s just a few days left before online registration closes for Race the Runways, featuring a half marathon, a 5K, a 1-mile race and a kids’ run. Nearly 1,000 runners have already signed up for Saturday’s race. Registration also will be open on race day from 7 to 8:30 a.m. If you’re not planning to […]


Weekly coaching sessions to start in April

Free weekly coaching sessions for Maine Track Club members will be held again in 2014 – in two locations – Mondays in Portland and Tuesdays in Auburn. The Tuesday night sessions will begin April 22 through September under the direction of Bob Brainerd, a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist and sports physiologist. The […]


Beach to Beacon registration

Registration for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race begins at 7 a.m. Thursday for Cape Elizabeth residents and 7 a.m. Friday for others interested in participating in the 17th edition of the event on Saturday, Aug. 2. Registration is only available online at www.beach2beacon.org. Six hundred entries are reserved Thursday for Cape Elizabeth […]


Mt. Washington Road Race

Lottery registration is under way for the Mount Washington Road Race on June 21, and Maine Track Club members can increase their chances of getting into the race by registering as part of the Maine Track Club team. Up to 20 members can sign up for the group entry. If one member of the group […]


Live results for Mid-Winter Classic

Dan Vassallo, 28, of Peabody, Mass., and Erica Jesseman, 25, of Scarborough cruised to victory Sunday at the Mid-Winter 10-Mile Classic in Cape Elizabeth. Vassallo, a two-time Maine Marathon champion, posted a time of 51 minutes, 43 seconds, beating runner-up Nicholas Wheeler, 28, of Bangor by more than a minute (52:55). Jesseman, an Olympic marathon […]