RaceCation Destination: Portland, Maine

Summer is quickly approaching!  So many runners have trudged through soggy, snowy and cold winter months, followed by a very wet and rainy spring.  Now it’s time to start planning the ultimate RaceCation! 

Views of boats moored in Casco Bay
Views of boats moored in Casco Bay

RAceCation in Portland, Maine!  Enjoy fabulous views of Casco Bay, delicious seafood and shopping!  Plenty of sunshine, warm days with a nice breeze off of Casco Bay and cool nights!  Portland, Maine is the perfect RaceCation destination for July!

 

Register for the Shipyard Half or 5k here and use code KForrest for a discount on registration! The Shipyard Half and 5k take runners through the historic, winding streets of Portland, Maine with views of Casco Bay along the route.  Check out the link above for race info, course maps and pre and post running events!  Of course, beer drinkers can enjoy Portland, Maine brewed Shipyard Brewing Company Beer

Awesome Tech Tee Shipyard Old Port Half or 5k
Awesome Tech Tee Shipyard Old Port Half or 5k

Shipyard Half and 5k -Saturday July 9th, Portland, Maine -Race Discount Code KForrest

Weekend Running in Portland, Maine- Portland is a relatively small, coastal, city.  The city-by-the sea!  It is a friendly city with two beautiful trails for running!  These trails take runners along the coast line of Casco Bay.  Walkers and bikers can also enjoy these running trails!  I love running Portland when I am home.  Check out these Back Cove Trail and the Eastern Promenade trail

The view of the Eastern Promenade trail along Casco Bay
The view of the Eastern Promenade trail along Casco Bay
Back Cove Trail-Portland, Maine
Back Cove Trail-Portland, Maine

Where to Eat-Portland, Maine!  There are many restaurants to choose from in Portland, however, the Porthole Restaurant  is the best bang for your buck!  Delicious seafood, including full steamed lobster, steamers and the iconic Maine Lobster Roll!  Eat outside and watch the lobster boats roll in from a day of lobstering!

Night time view from the patio of the Porthole Restaurant!
Night time view from the patio of the Porthole Restaurant!
Iconic Maine Lobster Roll! Porthole Restaurant! You can Never Eat too Many Lobstah Rolls!
Iconic Maine Lobster Roll! Porthole Restaurant! You can Never Eat too Many Lobstah Rolls!

Shopping and a Sweet End to the RaceCation Weekend!  A  weekend in Portland has to include walking the historic, cobble stone streets of the Old Port! Visiting the many shops and gathering Portland, Maine themed souvenirs!  My favorite cupcake bakery is also tops on the list for a sweet treat! Eastend Cupcakes

Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Port! Visit all the shops!

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East End Cupcakes in the Old Port!!
East End Cupcakes in the Old Port!!

 

Definitely consider making Portland, Maine your July 8th-10th RaceCation Destination!  Register for the Shipyard Half Marathon or 5k! Use code Kforrest for a discount on registration!

Who’s Running Shipyard Half or 5k??  Any other fabulous RaceCation destinations out there?

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