Around MDI Relay set



BAR HARBOR — The July Fourth Around Mount Desert Island Relay is set for Tuesday, July 4, from 6 to 9 a.m.

The 100-kilometer relay route goes through each town and village of Mount Desert Island beginning at Mainely Meat Barbecue (Dreamwood Hill) at 369 Route 3 in Bar Harbor.

Team Crab Salad is the reigning champion, having recorded a new course record in last year’s race.

The team of six runners finished the 61.97-mile race in 6 hours, 49 minutes and 5 seconds, supplanting the 2011 course record of 7:05:54 set by the Maine-iacs.

Bret Scofield, Brandon Abasolo, Sam Jackson, Brianna Wolfson and Sam Blackshear won the race with an average pace of 6:36. The course features nine legs that range from 4.12 miles to 9.05 miles. Teams range from three to nine participants.

Last year’s runner-up team was the New England Patriots in 7:33:51 and an average pace of 7:19. The six-runner team was made up of Robby Morache, Wes Danforth, Bette Clark, Jeff Perry, Eric Nickel and Andrew Tiemann.

The first Around MDI Relay was held on July 4, 2002. The race is famous for using Barbie dolls as relay batons.

For more information or to register, visit www.crowathletics.com.

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