Maine Marathon Partners with Kinomap, Highlighting Beautiful Fall Half Marathon Course and Fundraising Opportunities
September 27, 2023
Kinomap will help broaden exposure worldwide for noteworthy New England fundraising event
PORTLAND, Maine (Sept. 27, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Kinomap for Races continues its filming tour of standout North American events with the 2023 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Half Marathon this weekend. The Maine Marathon is not only a great local race but supports important fundraising causes. Kinomap is excited to help such events broaden their reach and raise even more money for outstanding nonprofits.
The Maine Marathon “Run For A Cause” program helps nonprofits recruit people to run and raise money for worthy causes. In 2022 alone, the program helped raise over $370,000, and since 1997, nearly $6.4 million has been contributed to regional and national charities.
“We’re proud of our participants, who not only train for our event but also devote their time and energy to supporting worthy charities,” said Bob Dunfey, Race Director of the Maine Marathon. “We appreciate the lift that being part of Kinomap for Races will provide, not only to make more runners worldwide aware of our event, but to help expand our fundraising range.”
The Maine Half Marathon features an out-and-back course with rolling hills and views of the Portland skyline, the Back Cove, Casco Bay and peak fall foliage. The Half Marathon is USATF certified, and the full Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.
“I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Bob for many years and he was one of the very early advocates of me developing the technology at the time,” stated Gary McNamee, Kinomap’s Managing Director of North American Operations. “It’s quite rewarding to see that Kinomap’s platform will now bring the beautiful fall roads of Portland, Maine to the world for many worthy causes.”
Kinomap’s platform allows athletes to simulate participation in a live event, with their cardio device automatically providing incline changes to mirror the hills of the route, just like being there in real life. On site video of the race day experience, displayed on your tablet, TV or smartphone, further enhances the experience.
Events everywhere are invited to film their courses and upload them to Kinomap. Interested race directors can learn how their event can be included here.
The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Visit mainemarathon.com to register.
ABOUT GORHAM SAVINGS BANK MAINE MARATHON AND HALF
The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon and Half Marathon are Maine Track Club events. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, all-volunteer Maine Track Club is Maine’s largest and most active running club. The 2023 event will be the 32nd edition – making this one of the longest running marathon events in New England.
Volunteers act as race directors as well as handle the logistics of race day, organizing the expo, helping to find sponsors and more.
The event is committed to giving back to the community through charitable giving. Since 1997, the Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay and its participants have raised nearly $6,375,000 for charity. The 2023 beneficiaries are The Ecology School, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Veggies to Table, and YMCA Camp of Maine. You can read more about the 2023 beneficiaries or see a complete list of past charity beneficiaries.
ABOUT KINOMAP FOR RACES
Kinomap is a developer of a patented course simulator technology for treadmills and other cardio equipment. The company partners with marquee endurance events, creating a race day course simulation, capturing all the electricity and excitement of the event from a runner’s point of view for an interactive course preview of an event, or to train and visualize prior to race day. Entrants can also participate remotely and officially through running, cycling, and even rowing in their health club or living room. This can turn a local live foot race into an international multi-sport event, creating a wider opportunity for the race with a pay to participate experience, benefitting the race, its sponsors, its vendors, its charities and participants around the world. For more information, please visit Kinomap for Races.
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