The Caribou Marathon is Sunday, September 15th with events scheduled through the weekend.

The full marathon & the half marathon start at 8 am Sunday in front of the Caribou Wellness Center - and continue around a 26.2 mile loop.

There are also relay races Sunday where 4 to 8 people run legs of 2.1 to 5.5 miles. The 1/2 marathon relay is set up for 2 – 4 people.

Bennett Dr. in front of the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department will be closed.

There’s a potato bar after the race for runners + a drink station. The Wellness Center is heated and there are bathrooms & showers.

The kids’ marathon is Saturday, September 14th at 4 pm. Hot dog & baked bean meal after the kid’s race – runners eat for free.

The course described on Caribou Races Facebook:

The Caribou Maine Marathon is a rolling hill course that showcases the beauty of Caribou and Aroostook County. After touring through (& 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.

The race is the most northeastern marathon in the United States & a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Come out and cheer the runners on. Townsquare Media is broadcasting live Sunday. We’ll be there for the start & finish and throughout the race.

The weekend events also feature the Heroes Mile at the Caribou Marathon. Organizers said:

They risk their lives to defend our Nation’s freedom. It is our military heroes who make great sacrifices in order to serve and protect. Some heroes make the Ultimate Sacrifice with their lives.

On Sunday, September 15th, Maine's Fallen Heroes, from all wars and conflicts, will be Honored and Remembered at the Heroes Mile as part of the Caribou Marathon. The Heroes Mile will be at mile 9 of the Half and Full Marathon.

Those wishing to be a part of the Heroes Mile can participate by standing beside a Hero, ensuring they are not forgotten; learning about each Hero; or standing with an American Flag.

The Heroes Mile is about being inspired by Heroes & Connecting Communities through unity to continue the Legacies of our Fallen Heroes by Honoring and Remembering.

For more information, go to caribouraces.com.