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Wells Harbor Half Marathon & 5K
August 19, 2023
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About The Wells Harbor Half Marathon & 5K
The Wells Harbor Half Marathon & 5K is a great event for runners of all abilities who want to experience the beauty and challenge of coastal Maine. Held in Wells, Maine on 19 August, 2023, the race offers both half marathon and 5K options.
The route takes runners through some of the best scenery that southern Maine has to offer. The course starts at Wells Beach Park and winds its way along quiet country roads with lots of lovely trees and rolling hills. Participants will get spectacular views of nearby wetlands as they traverse an old railroad bed before heading back into town where they’ll pass by historic buildings like the picturesque Congregational Church steeple.
August is typically a mild time in Southern New England so participants can expect temperatures ranging from 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during this race depending on conditions that day. It’s also usually humid with chances of scattered showers or thunderstorms possible but nothing too severe unless there’s an unusual weather pattern happening that week.
You won’t find massive crowds at these events as it tends to attract locals more than out-of-towners however you can still expect a few hundred people participating each year which makes for a nice atmosphere during the race itself. If you’re looking for something extra special about this particular half marathon then consider that it takes place one week after National Lighthouse Day (18 August) which means you may even see some lighthouses if you look closely enough!
All in all, if you are looking for an enjoyable yet challenging half marathon near beautiful coastal scenery then look no further than the Wells Harbor Half Marathon & 5K on 19 August 2023!