Millinocket Marathon Coming up Saturday... Black Bear Marathon Cancelled

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BANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - The Millinocket marathon and half marathon will be run this Saturday. The hope of the race has been to help revitalize the area.

Gary Allen is the race founder and director.

There are 2,000 already signed up for the races. Double from last year. There is no entry fee and runners are asked to spend money with local businesses
The Black Bear marathon will not be run next summer.

The race committee sited scheduling conflicts and timing of the race. But, numbers have been low for the first few years of the event.

They are unsure of the future of the marathon, half marathon and 10K.