2023 Mid-Winter Classic: Race Information

The 2023 Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic will be race #1 for the 2023 Maine Track Club Grand Prix series. Points will be awarded based on performance at each MTC race, and prizes and bragging rights will be given out at the end of the year at the Annual Banquet.

The gun will fire on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 9:45 a.m. The start and finish lines are at Cape Elizabeth High School at 345 Ocean House Rd.

We will also have a virtual racing option for the week leading up to the race, where you can run 10 outdoor miles at any time from January 30 through February 5th, 2023. You must report your run by 11:59pm on February 5th.

You may run both the virtual and in person options for the race, but you may not count the in person race as your virtual result. They must be run separately. You will only get credit for one event (in person or virtual) for the Maine Track Club Grand Prix.

Registration

Registration will in 3 waves this year, though we are pushing it back a couple weeks later than usual.

  1. Deferred runners have been automatically registered.
  2. On Sunday, December 4th at 1:00pm, we will be opening 100 spots for Maine Track Club members only. You must be a member in good standing through race day by Thursday evening, December 1st, at 6:00pm in order to be able to register early. (Click here to check your registration status.)
  3. Public registration for the additional remaining bibs will open at 7:00 a.m. on the following Monday, December 5th.

If you want to run the virtual #MWCinTheWild option, you can register beginning on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 a.m. until the start of the in-person race on February 5th at 9:45am.

Registration will cost $25 for the in person race and $10 for the virtual race, with proceeds benefiting the Maine Track Club and local high school running teams (based on runner and volunteer zip codes.)

We will have long sleeve shirts available for an additional $15 if you would like to purchase one at registration. This year’s race shirts will have two separate colors. The women’s cut will be “Cranberry”, and the unisex/men’s cut will be “Trail” (brown).

Training Program

At the Maine Track Club, we think it’s important to Run with a Friend!

If you’d like a little extra motivation and accountability, our friends (and sponsor) at Fleet Feet Maine Running are putting on a training program from the Portland store starting on November 28th.

They offer a 10-week training program including workouts, one structured in-person group coaching session per week, and fun informational topics before the runs. Click here to learn more.

Bib Transfer

We will once again allow bib transfers, which can be done through your RunSignUp account through January 15th. That is 3 weeks before race day and will give us enough time to print the bibs, mail them to our timers for their tags, and then get them mailed to us in time for packet pickup.

Please note that all transfers must be completed by then and that only the registered participant can use any specific bib, so if you transfer your bib or you do not have one transferred to you and you haven’t registered then we’d love if you could come volunteer but ask that you not bandit the race.

To transfer your bib to another runner:

  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click “My Registered Races”
  4. Click “Manage” next to the registration that you would like to transfer to another person
  5. Click the “Transfer To Another Runner” menu item
  6. Fill out all required fields

The person you are transferring to will then be able to claim your position in the race. There is a $5 fee to process bib transfers, paid by the recipient of the bib.

Please note that the recipient of the bib must signup before the deadline or else they will be unable to run in the race. 

Packet Pickup

This year, there will only be race day packet pickup.

Runner Amenities

  • Long sleeve technical shirts are available for sale when you register.
  • Pizza, coffee & other post-race nourishment
  • Showers & locker rooms
  • Chip timing
  • Fleet Feet “Recovery Zone”

Awards

1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female:

  • Overall
  • Under-20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,  40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Clydesdales (male, 190 to 210 lbs)
  • Clydesdales (male, 211+lbs)
  • Fillies (female, 145 to 159 lbs)
  • Fillies (female, 160+ lbs)
  • Youngest and Oldest finisher

Course Records

$100 Cash Prize: For new male or female open or masters course records.

  • Open male: Judson Cake , 50:57 (2010)
  • Open female: Sheri Piers, 57:25 (2013)
  • Masters male: Michael Gordon, 53:44 (2020)
  • Masters female: Sheri Piers, 57:25 (2013)

For More Information

Search this website, visit our Facebook page, or else contact Blaine Moore at 207-615-4819 or email Blaine and Chandra at: [email protected]

Bandit Policy

Bandits are not allowed to run on the course during the race. If you choose to bandit then you risk being banned from future participation. Click here for our current bandit policy. And yes, we do enforce our bandit policy.

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