The Great Bangor Marathon & Half is coming Sunday, June 23rd. You can sign up now for this inaugural event that will give you a tour of Bangor on foot ... and you'll get a workout in.

Marathon runner running on city road

You can sign up for the full 26.2 miles for $125 and be in the running (pun intended) to compete for the top 3 timed finishes to win a cash prize of $1000 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third. You can also register for the half-marathon of 13.1 miles and pay $95 for a great calorie burner and a huge feeling of accomplishment.

What Are the Routes for The Bangor, Maine Marathon and Half-Marathon?

Both races begin at 515 Main Street. There will be a full marathon through Bangor out Valley Avenue to Broadway with a turnaround in the town of Kenduskeag and back to the finish at Bangor Waterfront Park (Dutton St entrance) just south of Geaghan’s restaurant.

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There is only a 170' elevation difference on the course profile from start to finish (this is a good thing for us who hate stairs). The half marathon follows the same course with a turn around on outer Broadway shortly after Pushaw Road. There is a course profile below with more details.

The Great Bangor Marathan & Half
The Great Bangor Marathan & Half

It is being shared that there will be plenty of parking near the finish line for before and after the races. Medals will be made by the same company who provides them for the Boston Marathon. The race ends at The Great Bangor Marathon and Half's beverage sponsor which is Geaghan's. A garden will be open for post-race celebrations and beverages and for those "supporting" the racers (drinking while they run).

Great Bangor Maine Marathon Path
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Other Details About The Great Bangor, Maine Marathon and Half

Aside from the opportunity of winning cash (if you place 1st through 3rd in the marathon) or enjoying the experience and accomplishment of a marathon or half, the most favorable detail of this race is that there is NO time limit. It is important to the organizers that every participant has the opportunity to finish their goal! Good luck!

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