Java Moose Half Marathon Information

Start location: Bloomfield Start Time: 9:20

Certified course: Yes

Measured method: Run Canada

Course records: 1:14:54, Dean Strowbridge, 2010 1:33:55, Trina Goguen, 2008

Year established: 2008

Package Pickup: Shirts can be picked up the week before with race #s at Alex Coffin's Fitness Shop. On Saturday, October 12, you can pick up your shirt with race #s from 9am until 2pm at the Rothesay Java Moose. It will then be moved to the Union Street Vitos from 5 until 7pm. On race day, there will still be pickup at the start line.

Course description: Starting in Bloomfield Ridge and proceeding along secondary road to Hampton and onto Rte 100, the course turns into Nauwigewauk Loop and back on hwy, then into Darlings Island Loop and back onto hwy, over Hammond River Bridge. The half marathon finishes just past the Hammond River Bridge in front of The Potting Shed. The first half is very fast as long as you don't have a headwind like we did in 2011!! A bus takes half marathoners back to the start line if needed at 11:30am.

Course map:

Bus pickups in the morning start at 7am at Harbour Station and continue through with stops at the finish line at 7:30, Hammond River at 7:45 and the Hampton Irving Oil Station at 8am bringing runners to the start line. A bus will pick up runners at Hammond River to take back to the start line at 11:30am and again at noon.


The 3 mile of the marathon course is the first transition area for the relay and also the first water station. This is located between the two ends of the O'Dell Loop.

The second water stop and transition area for the relay is found at the 10K mark by the Hampton Drug Store.

The third water stop and transition area for the relay is at the 15K mark by Wanamakers.

The fourth water stop is at the 19K mark by the Darlings Island Loop.

The finish of the half marathon is at The Potting Shed just past Hammond River.