Sunday, June 15, 2014
JDRF to organize Outdoor Fair.
Saturday, Herring Cove Park.
Farmers Market, local arts & crafts,
Live music, 5k walk
Traditional Lobster Boil
Start at the easternmost point in the USA - the lighthouse at West Quoddy Head. Run over the bridge traversing some of the famous Bay of Fundy tides and cross the international border into Canada. Run the entire length of Campobello Island to reach the lighthouse at its northern tip - East Quoddy Head, then run back to the USA! One challenging, but beginner friendly, marathon and companion 10K.
Lots of Hills
Enthusiastic community support
Lobsters, clams and other seafood
Scenic fishing villages
No big crowds
Bald Eagles guaranteed
Seals pretty much
We are a small, scenic, friendly, community supported marathon in one of the USA and Canada’s quietest corners. Fun for beginners, challenging for experienced runners.
Challenging? Yes, we have hills, lots of them, but no big ones. In total we have half the elevation gain of the Mount Washington road race, five times that of the Boston marathon, but all at sea-level!
Temperatures? normally cool in June with mists from the Bay of Fundy and the Labrador current.
Aid stations are approximately every 2 miles/4 kms (and yes, we’re adding even more this year).
Awards are handcrafted by local artists, as are the marathon finisher’s medals.
Five star pasta supper with locally made deserts and local musicians. We’re also working on a lobster cook-out at Herring Cove beach, but no promises yet!
Our goody bags are genuine lobster bait bags. Our shirts are technical wicking Tees made in Maine from recycled plastic milk jugs – short sleeved for the 10K, long sleeved for the marathon.
Marathon runners must have a passport, or other travel document valid for Canada and the USA, and will be pre-cleared by the border agencies – who will then be cheering you on not stopping you during the race.