“You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers”

If I cannot attend the race, is there a process for a refund or deferral or transfer?
We can defer to another year, or transfer your bib to another person. You will need to change the registration and notify us before the race day of the change so that the information can be updated in the registration system.
Can I register on race day?
Yes, but we would strongly recommend that you do NOT wait until race day to register. The first 500 get free t-shirts
Are early starts permitted?
There will be one early start at 6 a.m., restricted only to ½ marathon walkers who expect to need at least 2 hours to finish the course. The restrictions on the early start are due in part to limited course support in the early morning, prior to the regular starting time. Anyone who starts early will not be eligible for awards.
Are shower and/or locker room facilities available?
Locker rooms and the gym at the College Campus can be used for running gear and changing. There are shower facilities. Neither the college or Lake Auburn Race Committee are liable for losses or theft incurred by participants. Locker rooms are for day use only.
When will I get my bib number?
Final race instructions will be emailed to registered participants prior to race day. Please check your SPAM/JUNK filters!
Can a friend or family member pick up my race packet?
Yes, but you’ll need to provide a signed note giving someone permission to pick up your packet.
Is the course certified by USATF?
The course was certified for the first 5 years, but will not be certified this year because we are trying a new start/finish line. It will be wheeled measured however and we are confident that you will love the course.
Where can I park?
On race day, parking is allowed in the CMCC campus at designated locations.
Are there port-a-potties on the course?
Yes, at Mile 3, 5, 7, and 10.
Can I switch from the ½ marathon to the 5K, or vice versa?
Yes. Registered runners may switch events at any time before the race. There is no partial refund for those who switch from half marathon to the 5K, and those who switch from the 5K to the half marathon will be asked to pay an additional $25 to account for the difference between the two entry fees. To switch events you must stop by the registration table. We will need to update the registration information so that the timing is not impacted.
How does the chip timing system work?
There is a disposable chip system in which the timing tag is placed on the back of the bib. Please do not fold your bib, because doing so can break the electrical circuit inside the tag, possibly resulting in your tag not being recognized when you cross the start or finish line.
What will the weather be like on race day?
The temperature typically ranges from the low 40s to high-60s at that time of year in Auburn, Maine. Forecasts can be found on the WMTW-TV website, and information about average climatic conditions can be found at the National Weather Service Web site.
Are walkers allowed in the race?
Yes, walkers are allowed in both the half marathon and 5k. All walkers, even those who start early, will receive an official finishing time unless they violate the restrictions listed above for early starters. However, there is no separate awards category for walkers. For the 5K runners will leave first and then the walkers.
Are wheelchairs allowed?
Yes, wheelchairs are allowed in both the half marathon and the 5K’s. We also welcome individuals with other physical limitations. We ask that you contact Bob Brainerd (bbrainerd@cmcc1.com) so that we may accommodate your needs in an appropriate fashion.
Are pets or baby strollers allowed?
For safety and insurance reasons, pets are not allowed, but baby strollers are.
Where are the water stops, and is a sports drink available?
Water and Gatorade (lemon-lime Endurance Formula) will be available at each aid station. The stations are situated approximately every 2- 3 miles along the entire course. There will be 5 – 6 along the course. Each of the aid stations will be in contact with medical personnel so that runners may receive medical assistance if needed.
Will there be an awards ceremony and finishing medals?
Finishing medals will be awarded for all ½ marathon finishers. The awards ceremony for each race will begin as soon as we have accurately confirmed the results, in the finish-line area, under one of the tents. Runners who have won an award but are not able to stay for the awards ceremony can ask to receive their award before the ceremony. Please check in at the podium at the finish line.
Are massages available?
Post massages will be available at the start/finish line for race participants.
Where do I go for postrace food and beverages?
Postrace food and beverages will be available at the finish line for runners only. We ask that you not get food for family and friends so that runners who may finish after you also have the opportunity to replenish themselves.
What if I need medical attention?
Medical personnel will be at the finish line, two locations on the course and will be roaming the course on bicycles. In addition, each fluid replacement station is in contact with the medical team so that runners can receive medical attention if necessary.
Can I leave clothing at the starting line?
There will be a baggage tent near the starting line where you can leave clothing. Articles of clothing that are left unclaimed after the race will be donated to a local homeless shelter. Neither the college nor Lake Auburn Race Committee are liable for losses or theft incurred by participants.
Will there be an awards ceremony and finishing medals?
Finishing medals will be awarded for all ½ marathon finishers. The awards ceremony for each race will begin as soon as we have accurately confirmed the results, in the finish-line area, under one of the tents. Runners who have won an award but are not able to stay for the awards ceremony can ask to receive their award before the ceremony.
What if I didn’t receive my ½ marathon finishing or podium award?
If you were not present or able to receive your ½ marathon finishing medal or podium related award, you can contact or visit Central Maine Conditioning Clinic, 30 Belgrade Ave Suite A Auburn, ME, (207) 783-0018 for 90 days post race date.
Is the race venue handicap accessible?

Yes, Central Maine Community College is handicap accessible. If you think you may need any accommodations above and beyond this, please don’t hesitate to contact Pamela Edgecomb directly at (207) 783-0018.

Can I get a race refund or transfer my registration to the 5k or another runner?

The LAHM is the primary fundraiser for our non-profit Moving ME Forward dedicated to supporting and improving the health and welfare of families in the Lewiston Auburn community. As a result, race fees are non-refundable and non-transferable with the exception of transferring from the 1/2 marathon to the 5k or delaying registration for the next year.