MILLINOCKET — The second annual Millinocket Marathon will be this Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., starting at 27 Poplar St.
The marathon, organized by Mount Desert Island Marathon founder Gary Allen, is a free race. Instead of paying a fee, participants are encouraged to support a local Millinocket business by spending the amount of a typical race fee.
Runners can run either one 13.1-mile loop or two loops to complete a 26.2-mile marathon. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.
On Friday, Dec. 9, there will be a spaghetti dinner at Stearns High School from 4:30-6 p.m. and a prerace dinner from 4-7 p.m. at Northern Timber Cruises.
An art fair will be held along with race registration from noon to 5 p.m. at Stearns.