Sunday, June 23, 2013
Marathoners: we need your passport information. If you haven't entered or sent it yet please do so ASAP. Thanks.
Also, please note, you should not have any tests involving any form of radioactivity between now and race day.
The Ferry between Eastport and Lubec will start its regular service for Marathon weekend. On race day a reservations only Marathon Special at 6.00am and a 10K Special at 7.30am will be met by a bus to take you to the start. Book direct with the ferry service please, not us.
The marathon course is Athletics Canada certified as NB-2013-033-BDC and USATF certified as ME13003JK. This means it can be used as a Boston Qualifier. Course maps are available here.
We are a new, two-country, cross-border marathon between the USA and Canada. Please join us for an event that features the best of Downeast Maine and the Atlantic Maritimes, lobsters included. The race weekend includes a companion 10K, a community breakfast and fun run, a pasta and lobster dinner, and an after-race street party.
We are a remote and rural marathon -- in one of America and Canada's most quiet corners. Our two beautiful places - Lubec, Maine and Campobello Island, New Brunswick - share shorelines, clean air, cool temperatures in June, and lighthouses that have guided the way for mariners for generations. Starting at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the gently rolling course offers miles of water and harbor views. Crossing from the USA to Canada by way of the FDR Memorial Bridge, the course takes runners past the FDR Summer Home in the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, through the scenic fishing villages of Welshpool and Wilsons Beach, to reach the northern tip of Campobello Island at the Head Harbour Lighthouse (also called East Quoddy Head). The course then turns and retraces its steps back along the entire length of Campobello, back across the bridge into the USA, and finishes along Water Street at the Lost Fishermen's Memorial Park, in the heart of Lubec.
There are no big cities or bright lights here. We live simply, amid natural beauty. Our volunteers are local, energized by the opportunity to share where we live, work and retire. Spend a weekend or a week in our communities, and you will sense for yourself an unforgettable place, unlike any other you have visited. Our hospitality is genuine, and we welcome runners, their families, and other visitors, to our special place. Call us old-fashioned, but it's true.
We promise that the Bay of Fundy Marathon will deliver a clean, green and friendly experience. Come see for yourself, and bring your family!