Making a Difference: How a First-Year Marathon Can Make an Economic Impact in a Rural Community
Master of Leadership Development
The inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon in Lubec, Maine, will be unique—uwith six miles in the United States and 20 miles in Canada. It is one of three marathons to cross the United States-Canada border, and the only one in which runners cross the border twice. The marathon’s planners believe that within five years, they can attract as many as 2,000 runners to their rural, remote region. The marathon’s planners are equally as ambitious in their aspirations that the marathon become transformational for the poor community of Lubec.