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Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5k Race Details

The Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K Run kicks off in Brunswick on Sunday, September 22nd with the half marathon starting at 8:00 AM followed by the 5K at 9:15 AM! For more live race details like location and parking, click a section below.

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THE COURSES

HALF MARATHON

START TIME: 8:00 AM

RACE DETAILS

Start/Finish Address: 11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick, ME
Time Limit: 3 hours 30 minutes (Walkers welcome!)
Traffic: All public roads open to traffic (does not include the private roadways)

Cutoff Time: 9:15 AM (at Mile 5)

Run like the wind on a real airport runway! That’s right…the Flight Deck Half Marathon is one of the few races in the world that operates on a real runway. You’ll soar 5 miles on the Brunswick Landing tarmac including the inactive runway and taxiway! During the race, you might even see an airplane take off or land on the active portion of the runway.

Pacer Groups Provided (hrs): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, and 3:00.

Flight Deck Half Marathon Map

Once you’ve made it down the runway, you’ll enjoy a beautiful tour of the neighborhood surrounding the home of the Flight Deck Brewery. The course is incredibly flat (167 ft total gain) and optimal for a PR. We’ll email you a comprehensive Race Info Packet a few days before the race containing all the small details you’ll need to know before you arrive—like where the portable restrooms will be, the best viewing areas for friends/family, and much more. So, keep an eye out!

Awards are given to the top 3 male and female overall, and the top male and female in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Flight Deck Half Marathon Map
Flight Deck 5K map

5K

START TIME: 9:15 AM

RACE DETAILS

Start Address: Orion St and Seahawk Ave
Time Limit: no time limit (walkers welcome!)
Traffic: Open to traffic on public roadways along the last 1.5 miles

Like the half marathon, the 5K takes place in an active airport, so you may see an airplane take off or land on the active portion of the runway! In the first 1.5 miles, runners fly by massive airplane hangars, cross over the tarmac, and take off down an inactive taxiway before getting back onto public roads and crossing the finish line, where the flight crew will be waiting to welcome you to the after-party!

Awards are given to the top 3 male and female overall, and the top male and female in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Click here to view an interactive map of the 5K course.

Flight Deck 5K map
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PACKET PICK-UP

Registration bib pickup will be held at Flight Deck Brewing (11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick, ME) on Saturday September 23rd from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday September 24th from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. In order to receive your beer garden bracelet before the race please bring a valid ID to registration bib pickup. Anyone under 27 years old must have a valid ID at the point of service.

Don’t want to worry about packet pickup? Add on packet mailing during registration and get your bib and race swag shipped right to your door!

PARKING

Free parking will be available for participants in the Brunswick Landing complex around Flight Deck Brewery. Parking will NOT be available at the brewery itself. Please follow signs and instructions from parking attendants for the nearest parking to the event.

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THE AFTER PARTY

Don’t worry about a crash landing once you cross the finish line! The after-party will be there to pick you up. You’ll calm those post-flight jitters in Flight Deck Brewing’s tasting room and outdoor beer garden, where you can claim your complimentary 16 oz craft beer (21+)! With music, a variety of delicious food and beverages, and brewery games like Giant Jenga, cornhole, and more, you’re sure to have a blast.

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HOW IT WORKS: Have some delicious food, grab a refreshment, enjoy the music, and indulge in the complimentary Flight Deck Brewing beer from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The best part? It’s all included in with your registration!

Electric slide your way to a FREE beer at the flash-mob-style dance party in the post-race beer garden! Join in the post-race fun and bust out your best moves in a spontaneous dance line to receive an extra beer ticket from the “Beer Fairy” himself!

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Elite Runners Perks

If you’ve achieved an exceptionally low finish time at marathon or half marathon in the past 18 months, we have a perk for you! Elite runners who meet the qualifying standards below are eligible for a fully comped entry to this year’s race! To apply for a fully comped entry as an elite athlete, please click the apply today bottom below to submit your application!

Male Elite Runner Qualifying Standards

MARATHON – 2:27
HALF MARATHON – 1:11

Male Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 2:40 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 2:48 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 2:55 Marathon / 1:30 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:05 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:15 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 3:25 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 3:37 Marathon / 1:40 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 3:55 Marathon / 1:55 Half

Female Elite Runner Qualifying Standards

MARATHON – 2:59
HALF MARATHON – 1:25

Female Masters Qualifying Standards

  • Masters 40-44 – Sub 3:00 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 45-49 – Sub 3:12 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 50-54 – Sub 3:22 Marathon / 1:44 Half
  • Masters 55-59 – Sub 3:40 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 60-64 – Sub 3:58 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 65-69 – Sub 4:15 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 70-74 – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 1:50 Half
  • Masters 75-79+ – Sub 5:00 Marathon / 2:10 Half

Standards for both the marathon and half marathon must have been run within 18 months of the 2024 race day to qualify. Elite athlete support (travel, lodging, prize money, and/or food assistance) will not be provided by Ventures Endurance.

Applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late entries may be accommodated on a case by case basis. If an event sells out and is at capacity, additional elite athlete entries will not be considered. An elite complimentary entry is non transferrable and only applied to the Half Marathon and Marathon distances. Other distances do not qualify.

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Ready to Run?

Get ready for take-off, runners! The Flight Deck Half Marathon & 5K lands in Brunswick, ME on Sunday, September 22nd, 2024. Experience a half marathon or 5K run at one of the few races in the world that operates on a real airport runway! Register Today