On a beautiful Saturday morning on September 17, Lifestyle Sports Global in Lincoln, ME, kicked off with more than one hundred runners, volunteers, and spectators in the inaugural The Great Lincoln Marathon to benefit the greater commerce of Lincoln. On behalf of greater Lincoln, thank you to the runners who participated in our event, which spanned from California to Maine. Thank you to the many running clubs who promoted our event, such as Sub5, Central Maine Striders, Crow Athletics, Greater Bangor Area Runners, TRC runners and friends, Fleet Feet Maine Running, Millinocket Marathon, Boston Marathon 2021, Christian Athletics, Clermont Triathlon Club, Ironman Training club, Crosspoint Bangor runners, 5K PR Club, Runners of Maine, Strava Club, University of Maine Track & Field, and USATF.

Thank you to the Town of Lincoln Events Committee members: Ruth E Birtz, Lisa Noyes, Ashley Mitchell, Brian Hamor, Brittany Libby, Cathee Pullman, Catherine Rowe, Cathy Mushero, Cathy Sparks, Jennifer Jordan, Kandi Robinson, Kelly Arthurs, Leah Sparks, Libby Morrill, Linda Morrill, Mary Bies, Nawnie Holcomb, and a Big Thank you to David & Cathy Moison and Brian Souers for their support during the race. Thank you to the Lincoln Police Department and the Fire Department.

We would like to thank our sponsors Treeline, Inc. (Brian and Whitney Souers), Just Baked, and the Town of Lincoln, ME – we look forward to working with more businesses in 2023. A huge thank you to my wife Laura McIntyre for all her special technology skills and fieldwork. Thank you to Cortney Bailly for her design of the logo and promotional items. Thank you for counsel and advice from Glendon Rand (Bucky), David Farrar, Gary Allen, and USATF course certifier/Boston qualifier Bob Kennedy.

A huge thank you to the residents encouraging and cheering on the runners along the course. Thank you to everyone for making this a fantastic event to benefit the Greater Lincoln Area – This is just the beginning! See you next year at the second annual THE GREAT LINCOLN MARATHON 2023.