CARIBOU MARATHON

Sat September 14 - Sun September 15, 2019 Caribou, ME US 04736 Directions
Events

Marathon

$90 09/15 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon

$80 09/15 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Marathon Relay

$50 09/15 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon Relay

$45 09/15 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Caribou Kids Run

$0 09/14 4:00PM EDT Registration ends September 14, 2019 at 4:00pm EDT
WHERE IS CARIBOU, MAINE?

46.8640° N, 67.9980° W

Cross the state border on Rt 95 from NH and just keep driving all the way to the end of Rt 95 (well, one exit short….in fairness, the next exit is an off ramp that allows you to avoid the Canadian border).

Get on Rt 1….then go FURTHER north for another 45 minutes.

Welcome to Caribou, Maine

The Most Northeastern City in the US.

…and a great place to run!

Description

The City of Caribou, Maine, is noted for being the most Northeastern City in the United States. As such, Caribou is a recreational tourist destination during the year for winter sports, summer beauty, fall leaf­ peeping, and benefits from its close proximity to Maine’s northern wilderness for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports. Caribou’s industrial and farming businesses are an essential part of the region’s economic heritage.

The City has been working to promote economic and tourism growth, encouraging events and businesses to establish themselves in Caribou. In addition, the City works to create engaging community events which are a regional draw and bring residents closer together locally, regionally, and internationally, as the Canadian boarder is within minutes from Caribou.

Caribou Marathon

The Most Northeastern Marathon in the United States and Maine’s newest Boston Qualifying Marathon, the Caribou Marathon (USATF Certified ME15009JK).

Registration for the 2019 race will open on October 1, 2018 and will close on September 6, 2019.

The 13.1 course starts at the Caribou Wellness Center and runs through beautiful neighborhoods before heading out onto back country roads with gorgeous scenery. With the race course winding along the beautiful Aroostook County back roads before heading back through town, the Caribou Marathon race course has one of the most beautiful backdrops in New England. Runners will finish back at the Caribou Wellness Center. The course is rolling terrain on paved roads. Full Marathon runners will make two loops.

The Caribou Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and is USATF certified.

Cash prizes for top 3 Male/Female (minimum of 6 athletes  must compete) per category are required in order for anyone to be eligible for any cash prize. 

  • 1st. $250
  • 2nd $150
  • 3rd $75

Registered participants will receive a goodie bag and a long sleeve tech shirt (shirt availability and sizes are limited- register early). Finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and finish area refreshments. The first three overall finishers in each race, male and female and in each age group, specified on the race website, will receive awards or medals. Runners who meet times that qualify for the Boston Marathon will also receive special medals.

Event categories include a Marathon, a 1/2 Marathon, a Full Marathon Relay, a ½ Marathon Relay and a Kids Run (1.2 miles).

The Marathon Official race start is at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. There will be a 8 hour time limit on the race. There is no early start.

Aid stations will shut down at this time and there is no guarantee on having food and water along the course after 3 pm. Throughout the set race time, 8 am - 3 pm, there will be police officers and race volunteers on the course to assist runners when needed.

Other details: Six water stops, race pacers for the full and ½ marathons, along with flag people and medical. Restrooms and changing places on site- showers are available but have limited access. Water and food available at finish.

Long Sleeve Tech Shirts: (shirt availability and sizes are limited- register early).

Packet pick-up will be held at the Caribou Wellness Center on Saturday, September 14, 2018 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.  The Caribou Wellness Center is located at 55 Bennett Drive, Caribou, ME, 04736.

RACE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2019!!

Space is limited, register early!

MARATHON (42K)

The Caribou Marathon (the most northeastern in the US) is a USATF certified (#ME17009JK), and can be used as a Boston Qualifier.  You will have the half marathoners with you until mile 12.  Then you will continue on the beautiful 26.2 loop which finishes at the Caribou Wellness Center.  Most of Bennett Drive will be shut down for the race and town festival.

The Caribou Maine Marathon is a rolling hill course that showcases the beauty of Caribou and Aroostook County. After touring through (and being cheered on by) downtown neighborhoods, you will run by some of our local potato fields and farms, then along the Aroostook River.   You will then come back finish to the cheers of everyone downtown again.

The route takes you along some of the most scenic roads in Maine. You will start and finish in the same area where there will be an abundance of restrooms as well as (limited) showers, post race snacks (with a potato bar!) and drinks and a warm drink station. There will be a potato bar and beer at the finish line for all runners. The Caribou Wellness Center is heated and on-site for your comfort.

HALF MARATHON (21K)

The  Caribou Half Marathon (the most northeastern in the US), will be on held on Sunday, September, 14 at 8:00 am.  It is a 13.1 mile (21 KM) loop that starts and finishes at the Caribou Wellness Center.  The race takes you through the downtown neighborhoods where you will experience community support unmatched by any other.  Save your legs, because then the rolling hills start as you run out by our quintessential potato farms.  A nice flat section by the Aroostook River, then back up through town to finish where you started.

You will start and finish in the same area where there will be an abundance of restrooms as well as (limited) showers, a potato bar, post race snacks and drinks.

The Caribou Wellness Center is heated and on-site for your comfort.

FULL MARATHON RELAY

The Caribou Marathon relay will follow the Full Marathon course.
Distances are subject to change.  All teams will be notified if that does occur.
2-8 Runners Can ParticipateMarathon Relay Registration:
4 or 8 Person Leg Distances (in miles):

Leg 1 = 3.1
Leg 2 = 3.9
Leg 3 = 3.2
Leg 4 = 3.1
Leg 5 = 2.3
Leg 6 = 5.5
Leg 7 = 2.3
Leg 8 = 2.5

All distances are in US miles.  Distances subject to change.
All runners will be notified if distances or T/A’s change.

RELAY RULES!   (Wicked Important)
There is NO Early-Start option for relay races.
T/A’s (Transition Areas) are the ONLY place you can trade runners.  No exceptions.  You will be disqualified if you exchange outside the T/A.
You can NOT substitute team members after the deadline (Sept 6th.) without notifying us.  If a member cannot run, please contact a race official that day or before Sept 15th.
All relayers will start at 8 am with the half marathon at the start line.
All relay members will get a medal & a long sleeve shirt.
Top 3 teams for  half marathon relay and top 3 teams for  full marathon relay will be awarded.
ALL RACE PACKET FOR RELAYS must be picked up ON Sept 15th.  No race day packet pick up will be available.
ALL members of the relay need to have a signed waiver on file. 
The team captain does NOT have to be the one to pick up the packet.
No packet will be given if there are missing waivers or missing payments.
Any team with a minor must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver.

HALF MARATHON RELAY

The Caribou 1/2 Marathon Relay will be one loop following the 1/2 Marathon course.
Distances are subject to change.  All teams will be notified if that does occur.
2 – 4 Runners Can Participate
1/2 Marathon Relay Registration:
​4  Person Leg Distances (in miles):

Leg 1 = 3.1
Leg 2 = 3.9
Leg 3 = 3.2
Leg 4 = 2.9

All distances are in US miles.  Distances subject to change.
All runners will be notified if distances or T/A’s change.

The Caribou 1/2 Marathon Relay will be one loop following the 1/2 Marathon course.
Distances are subject to change.  All teams will be notified if that does occur.
2 – 4 Runners Can Participate
1/2 Marathon Relay Registration:
​4  Person Leg Distances (in miles):

Leg 1 = 3.1
Leg 2 = 3.9
Leg 3 = 3.2
Leg 4 = 2.9

All distances are in US miles.  Distances subject to change.
All runners will be notified if distances or T/A’s change.

RELAY RULES!   (Wicked Important)
There is NO Early-Start option for relay races.
T/A’s (Transition Areas) are the ONLY place you can trade runners.  No exceptions.  You will be disqualified if you exchange outside the T/A.
You can NOT substitute team members after the deadline (Sept 6th.) without notifying us.  If a member cannot run, please contact a race official that day or before Sept 15th.
All relayers will start at 8 am with the half marathon at the start line.
All relay members will get a medal & a long sleeve shirt.
Top 3 teams for  half marathon relay and top 3 teams for  full marathon relay will be awarded.
ALL RACE PACKET FOR RELAYS must be picked up ON Sept 15th.  No race day packet pick up will be available.
ALL members of the relay need to have a signed waiver on file. 
The team captain does NOT have to be the one to pick up the packet.
No packet will be given if there are missing waivers or missing payments.
Any team with a minor must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver.

KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN

THE CARIBOU KIDS’ MARATHON IS FREE!!!

There IS Race Day Registration, but we encourage registration in advance!

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE BEST KIDS’ MARATHON IN AROOSTOOK COUNTY?
Register your kid (age 12 and under).
Kids will run and log 25 miles prior to the official Caribou Kid’s Marathon. They will log their miles on the sheet that appears below.  Just CLICK ,PRINT, RUN, RECORD!

Pick up your race packet with your official race shirt (first 50) and bib on the event day!
On race day all of the kids who are registered in keeping a log will run the final 1.2 miles together into the official Caribou Marathon finish line!
Be proud of your accomplishment!
 
WICKED IMPORTANT INFO…..
Registration deadline is August 31, 2019.
The kids marathon starts AT THE BENNETT CENTER AT 4PM ON SEPT 14. (in front of the Caribou Wellness Center)
Only the first 50 registrants get a T- shirt, so dont wait!
The race day course is a flat 1.2 miles.
All participants will get a medal when they cross the finish line.
All kids aged 12 and under are invited to run!

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PRIZES & AWARDS

Marathon:
1st M & F = $500
2nd M & F = $250
3rd M & F = $150


All registrants receive a long sleeve shirt and access to the post race festival.


All finishers will also receive a finishers medal.


Top 3 M & F finishers from “The County” will also be awarded.
Awards to Top M & F for each age group.age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Half Marathon:
1st M & F = $250
2nd M & F = $150
3rd M & F = $75
All registrants receive a long sleeve shirt and access to the post race festival.


All finishers will also receive a finishers medal.


Top 3 M & F finishers from “The County” will also be awarded.
Awards to Top M & F for each age group.age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Relays:
All relay members will get a medal & a long sleeve shirt


Top teams for 2/4 person half marathon relay and top 3 teams for 4/8 person full marathon relay will be awarded


No Awards will be mailed.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)

Please read through our extensive FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for all your answers!

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Place
Caribou Wellness Center
55 Bennett Drive
Caribou, ME US 04736
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