The Mid-Winter Classic Has Been Postponed

Please note that this news article is from the 2011 race.

Race Postponed

We are sad to announce that the Mid Winter Classic 10 Mile race scheduled for Sunday, February 6th, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, has been cancelled. The Cape Elizabeth Police Department has informed us that we will not be permitted to host the race due to safety concerns. Recent storms have caused the snow banks along much of the course that’s open to traffic to swell, leaving precious little space in the breakdown lane for a pack of 800 runners. The Police Department also felt that the town would not have sufficient time to clear the snow expected to fall on Saturday night, salt and sand the roads, and cleanup all the high school parking lots before the race on Sunday morning.  No other acceptable alternatives could be found that would mitigate the risk to runners.

Please do not come to the Cape Elizabeth High School on Sunday, February 6th. If people do arrive on Sunday, February 6th, they will not be permitted to run on the course per police orders.

If you purchased a race shirt you may pick up the size that you ordered at the Maine Running Company store in Portland on Saturday, February 5th, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. If you do not pick up your shirt at this time you may do so on Saturday, February 26th, or Sunday, February 27th, and still be guaranteed the same size. We will not distribute race bibs until the new race date.

New Race Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The race has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 27th, 2011, starting at 9:45 am at the Cape Elizabeth High School. Packet pickup will be held on Saturday, February 26th, at the Maine Running Company store from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You may also pickup your packets at the high school on race day from 8:15 am to 9:30 am.

Registration Transfer Option

No new entries will be accepted for the rescheduled race. If you are currently registered, but unable to run on the rescheduled date, you may transfer your registration to another person. There are no race refunds. Please complete the form on the following page if you would like to transfer your registration to another person.
(The registration transfer period has now expired.)


Erik Boucher
Chandra Guyot
Blaine Moore
Don Penta
Marcella Tierney
Maine Track Club

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