Running & Cycling

  • JAXFit 5K race supports Acadia Family Center

    JAXFit 5K race supports Acadia Family Center

    BAR HARBOR — Nearly 200 runners came to Bar Harbor on Saturday morning to compete in the eighth annual JAXFit 5K. The annual race is sponsored by the Human Resources Department at The Jackson Laboratory and is organized as part of an employee wellness program. Each year 100 percent of entry fees and donations go

  • Williams is fastest flamingo

    Williams is fastest flamingo

    TREMONT — Fifty-one runners traveled to the southern reaches of Mount Desert Island on Sunday for this year’s running of the Flamingo 4-Miler. The race began at the Seawall picnic area and concluded at the Tremont Consolidated School. It was held as part of the four-day Harbor House Flamingo Festival in Southwest Harbor. “The race

  • Flamingo 4-miler set

    Flamingo 4-miler set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — This year’s running of the Harbor House Flamingo 4-Miler is set for July 14. The race is held annually as part of the Flamingo Festival festivities in Southwest Harbor hosted by Harbor House Community Center. Registration for this year’s race is $15 for those who register before tomorrow, July 5. Registration, which

  • 44th annual Tour du Lac race

    44th annual Tour du Lac race

    BUCKSPORT — A total of 72 runners, five of whom hailed from the MDI area, competed in the 44th running of the Tour du Lac 10-Mile Road Race Saturday morning. The course began near Bucksport’s town swimming pool on Broadway and took runners around scenic Silver Lake before finishing back at the original starting line.

  • No Around MDI Relay

    No Around MDI Relay

    BAR HARBOR — After 16 years, Crow Athletics is retiring the Fourth of July Around MDI Relay. “We have decided not to hold it this year,” Crow Athletics Director Gary Allen told the Islander. “It’s a lot of work, and we figured it might be fun to celebrate the Fourth without holding the event.” The

  • Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Marathon runners often traverse entire cities, counties and even states to reach their final destinations. One race over the weekend took it even further. Runners from Mount Desert Island and elsewhere in Hancock County were among the many who traveled Sunday to the Downeast stretch of the U.S.-Canada border for this year’s

  • Police support annual Special Olympics run

    BAR HARBOR — Officers Judson Cake and Tim Bland represented the Bar Harbor Police Department in the 35th annual Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics on June 7. The annual state-wide relay is a fundraiser and publicity event for Special Olympics Maine athletes. A contingent of runners will left Town Hill accompanied

  • Half marathon draws a crowd

    Half marathon draws a crowd

    BAR HARBOR — John Archibald of Baltimore and Justin Brenton of Milbridge were first across the line, respectively, in the MDI YMCA Acadia Half Marathon and 10k races Sunday. First female finishers were Tate Ryan-Mosley of Boston in the half marathon and Patty Blanchard of New Brunswick in the 10k. Bar Harbor runners Bryant Perkins

  • Cake wins Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor’s Judson Cake claimed first place in the Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K on Saturday at the Down East Family YMCA. Cake won the race with a time of 16 minutes, 37 seconds at a pace of 5 minutes, 22 seconds per mile. He ran the race wearing his Bar Harbor Police Department