Travel and Housing

The University of Maine is located in the heart of central Maine.   We are situated just off of I-95 at exit 193.


The closest airport is Bangor International Airport (BGR) located approximately 10 miles from campus. Portland International Jetport (PWM) located 130 miles south of the University of Maine.  Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) is 240 miles from campus.

Driving directions to campus can be found at the link below:

Driving Directions:  The closest exit to the race from I-95  is 193.



View of a university dorm room.

The closest local hotels to the University of Maine are the Black Bear Inn and the University Inn.  Mention the Black Bear Marathon for a discount rate.

Logos of Orono hotels.


A complete list of other hotels in the area can be found at the following link:  Local Hotels

Campus Map

All events will take place on the north end of campus.  A campus map will be included in the final instructions e-mailed to you early in June.

Campus Map


Parking for the Expo and the race will be in the Long Rd parking lot.  The parking instructions will be sent to all registered participants prior to race day.

Things to do in the area

This section will be updated regularly as the Bangor area calendar of events is updated.

The University of Maine is located in the heart of Maine on a beautiful campus.

Orono is located less than an hour from Baxter State Park which features Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the tallest mountain in Maine.

The campus is also less than an hour from the beauty of Acadia National Park located in coastal Bar Harbor, Maine where you can hike, whale watch, fish and kayak.


No refunds or deferrals are available for this race. No exceptions.