Millinocket Marathon and Half
The Millinocket Marathon & Half started as a spark – now it’s a full-fledged wildfire of hope.
The 2017 Millinocket Marathon & Half was a huge success! We would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, businesses and individuals who made the Millinocket Marathon & Half possible this year. Below is a partial list of people and organizations that deserve gratitude. We know that we will miss so many unspoken heroes who made the day so special, but know that we sincerely appreciate your efforts.
Thanks, first and foremost, to the 1,155 RUNNERS and their supporters who came to Millinocket, Maine! We will see you all next year!
And to Gary Allen, who threw the first pebble.
Katahdin Federal Credit Union
The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Bangor Savings Bank
CED Gilman Electrical Supply
Baxter Brewing Co.
Jon Glidden Farms
Bragdon Bus Service
North Light Gallery
Sawmill Bar and Grill
Sam’s Club of Bangor
Adam Qualey Inc
Town of Millinocket Public Works, Michael A. Madore and Joseph E. Clark
Katahdin Forest Management
Susan D’Alessandro and Millinocket Marathon Committee
Lynn Mackin Beaulier and the Artisan Fair Committee
Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
Millinocket Memorial Library
Moose Drop In
McDonalds of Millinocket
Hannafords of Millinocket
Victoria Fiske’s art class and Millinocket School Department
George W. Stearns High School facilities staff
New England Outdoor Center – NEOC Outdoor Education/Katahdin Area Trails
Millinocket Regional Hospital Staff and Wilderness First Responder Trainees
Mile marker sponsors
Turn the Page Bookstore and Wine Bar
Volunteers for their time, energy, baked goods, patience and enthusiasm
Warming Stations for opening their doors to support and celebrate this event!
Here are a few great articles covering the event:
RACE DATE: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
START TIME: 10:00 AM (note: full marathon runners start about 10 minutes before the half marathon start.)
START LOCATION: 33 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket ME, 04462
Click here to read about Millinocket Marathon Weekend Business Promotions
Friday, December 8th
|10:00 am||Press Conference at Turn the Page|
|12:00 pm-8:00 pm||Runner Bib Pick-Up and Visitor Information at Stearns High School Gym. 199 State Street|
|12:00 pm-8:00 pm||Information Booth/ Chamber of Commerce at the Artisan Fair|
|12:00 pm – 8:00 pm|| Artisan Craft Fair at Stearns High School Gym|
Sports Boosters– 50/50 raffle and selling hot dogs, soup etc.
Peer Counselors Group- Bake Sale
|4:00 pm- 8:00 pm||Pancake/Spaghetti Supper at American Legion, 980 Central St. $8.00 at the door, $7.00 in advance, all-u-can-eat of one or the other|
|6:30 pm- 8:30 pm||Variety Show at Stearns Auditorium, 199 State St. by donation, proceeds going to restoring the auditorium seating|
|7:00 pm-7:30 pm||Crankle 2K– a short run in the dark through the center of Millinocket. Suggested $5.00 donation to the Millinocket Memorial Library. Get Swag.|
|7:45 pm||Live Question & Answer Podcast with Gary Allen at the Blue Ox, 61 Penobscot Ave|
|8:00 pm- Close||Live Music by Shawn Rigby at the Highlands Tavern, 973 Central St.|
Saturday, December 9th
|6:00 am- 11:00 am||Runner Bib Pick-Up and Information at Stearns High School Gym, 199 State St.|
|6:00 am-4:00 pm||Information Booth/ Chamber of Commerce at the Artisan Craft Fair|
|6:00 am- 4:00 pm||Artisan Craft Fair at Stearns High School Gym. Sports Boosters 50/50 raffle and selling hot dogs, soup, etc|
|7:00 am-12:00 pm||Breakfast at the Northern Timber Cruisers Clubhouse, Lake Rd. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, French Toast, bacon, sausage, home fries and eggs made to order|
|7:00 am- 5:00 pm||Warming Stations- a warm place to sit, warm drinks, snacks|
designlab– 135 Penobscot Ave
Turn the Page– 57 Penobscot Ave
Scootic In– 70 Penobscot Ave
Mountainsong of Millinocket-122 Penobscot Ave
Cesare building- 166 Penobscot Ave (across from post office)
|7:00 am-5:00 pm||First Aid Station– cots, heater, basic First Aid supplies, in the park|
|8:00 am- 4:00 pm||Frank Manzo, DJ and announcer for the Marathon at the Bandstand|
|8:00 am-10:30 am||Scootic In– Free Breakfast for Runners– juice, prepared snacks, coffee in a warm place|
|8:00 am- 4:00 pm||Visitor information at the Santa Hut in Veteran’s Memorial Park, Live Santa, plus hot chocolate, baked goods, and a raffle|
|8:00 am- 12:00 pm||Local vendors at the Start Line, Veteran’s Memorial Park|
Katahdin High School Seniors- whoopie pies, desserts, soup for sale
Millinocket Regional Hospital– coffee, tea and donuts for sale
|8:00 am- 4:00 pm||Marathon Christmas Photo Booth– by Cloverleaf photography|
|11:00 am- 1:30 pm||Girls Scout Troop 45– make s’mores over the fire, $1.00 each|
|8:00 am-4:00 pm||MML/Designlab– Sponsor a Mile Program– 135 Penobscot Ave|
|8:00 am- 4:00 pm||Katahdin General Pop Up Store at Designlab -135 Penobscot Ave|
|10:00 am-3:00 pm||Open House & Book Sale– Millinocket Memorial Library, 15 Maine Ave|
|10:00 am- 3:00 pm||Open House & Presentation at the KWW office; food and drinks provided|
|9:00 am-6:00 pm||Open House with Artists, North Light Gallery|
Eight live painters will be available to greet people while they paint for the public to observe; behind each artist will be a show of their available works to buy.
Make Your own card at a table supplying everything you need to make it sparkle! Just buy the blank card for $3 and then use your imagination. No unsupervised children, please.
Raffle for Charity will feature a framed print with all of the proceeds going to help with food insecurity, either Good Shepard Food Bank or Hannaford Holiday Meals. The drawing will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday. Do not have to be present to win. One ticket for $5 or 3 for $12. Sign up ahead of time!
|7:00 pm- 10:00 pm||Ugly Sweater Party at the River Driver’s Restaurant, 30 Twin Pines Rd.|
|7:00 pm- 11:00 pm||Marathon Dance at the Elks Lodge, 213 Aroostook Ave. $10 entry fee, DJ Bill Lyons, proceeds to the Stearns High School Athletic Boosters, cash bar, bring your own snacks|
|7:00 pm-1:00 am||Marathon Karaoke/ Open Mike at the American Legion Post #80, 980 Central St., Admission is 1 unwrapped gift per person to benefit local children for Christmas.|
|8:00 pm- Close||Live music by Undertone at the Highlands Tavern, 973 Central St.|