Volunteers Sought for Black Bear Marathon, Media Report

The Maine Edge and The Weekly published a University of Maine news release announcing organizers of UMaine’s inaugural Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K are seeking volunteers to assist on race day and at packet pickup, as well as host cheer stations along the route. The races begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21 and will start and finish on the UMaine track located at the Harold Alfond Stadium. A race expo and packet pickup will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at the New Balance Field House. Those interested in volunteering for the race at packet pickup or on the course can register online. Race organizers also are recruiting cheer squads for the course and will supply noisemakers and poster board for any group interested in encouraging the runners. To be listed as an official race cheer station, contact race director Lauri Sidelko at sidelko@maine.edu or 581.1423.