5th Annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Lubec, Maine, USA
Two Countries One: Marathon; Half-Marathon; 10K; Fun Run
+ new in 2017: 52K two country Ultramarathon
Registration for our 2017 event will open 1 November 2016.
Run through the Canada – USA border with some of the world’s biggest tides in one of North America’s quietest but most scenic corners. We are a not-for-profit event organized jointly by the communities of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada and Lubec, Maine, USA on the shores of the magnificent Bay of Fundy. Courses are certified in both Canada and the USA, races are chip timed, and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier. All races are capped at 350 runners each, except the ultramarathon which is capped at 30. Awards and medals are handcrafted by local artists.
“Epic. . . . the pure essence of what a marathon should be.”
“Awesome organization, beautiful course, small friendly town, breath-taking nature and scenery.”
“This race ranks right up there with the mega-runs in my book.”
“The medal is hand-crafted and very special–beautiful scallop shells – closer to jewelry than the usual medal.”
“Awesome pottery for winners.”
“Even the border agents were cheering us on!”
“You will never forget this place.”
We are two hours from the nearest major towns and commercial airports, and runners nearly outnumber residents on race weekend. If you want big crowds, bright lights, fancy hotels, bands on every corner, and cheap bling, this event is not for you. If you want to run from lighthouse to lighthouse through scenic fishing villages and spruce forests with bald eagles overhead and seals and sometimes whales seen from the course, then we might be what you are looking for–a small, friendly, two-country event with awards and medals handcrafted by local artists.
June temperatures are 10-20 C / 50-70 F, with cool ocean breezes from the Bay of Fundy.
Runners in the marathon, half-marathon and ultra-marathon must have passports or other travel documents–but are pre-cleared by the border agencies during the registration process and can run through the borders without stopping using just their chipped bibs during the event.
Childcare can be arranged, and there is a race-morning 1-mile Fun Run for kids.