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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 65°F (18°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 87 Finishers
2016: 86 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 17.2%
2016: 18.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Black Bear Marathon course is a double loop of a 13.1-mile route that starts and finishes on the track at Alfond Stadium on the campus of the University of Maine. The course travels through Orono and Old Town and back through the university bike path.

Marathon Rankings

The Black Bear Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the th largest in 2016.

Last year 17.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 18.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Black Bear Marathon the th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the th highest percentage in 2016.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Black Bear Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 155 feet (47m)
Min Elevation: 83 feet (25m)


Recent Black Bear Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Black Bear Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


It's a small race I liked it. Very hilly, nice weather, very organized.

Race Tips

I needed Maine for my 50 stats club.

Rooms and hotel within 2 miles , food around the course was excellent and cheap.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Parking free, plenty room, cheap, starting & finishing within 1.5 miles!

Very friendly people in town. Keep in mind it's a small race. But we loved it. They have hot food at Finnish line, massage!

Finish Time Equivalent

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