Running & Cycling

  • Frosty 5K kicks off a healthy holiday season

    Frosty 5K kicks off a healthy holiday season

    MOUNT DESERT — Peter Williams of Lubec was first across the finish line Saturday in The Neighborhood House’s annual Frosty 5K and Fun Run. He finished the 5K course in 18 minutes, 10 seconds. Olivia Johnson was the first female finisher and fourth overall with a time of 21:49. Erik Knickerbocker of Hampden was the

  • Eslin wins 5K on freezing Thanksgiving morning

    Eslin wins 5K on freezing Thanksgiving morning

    BAR HARBOR — Single-digit temperatures and biting wind didn’t faze the 52 runners and walkers who participated in the Mount Desert Island YMCA’s annual Catch That Turkey 5K race Thanksgiving morning. Y staff member Michael Benz ran in a turkey costume. Race director Jennifer Britz gave the turkey about a 30-second head start, and then

  • Cake runner-up in Brewer race

    Cake runner-up in Brewer race

    BAR HARBOR — Judson Cake of Bar Harbor took second place Nov. 18 at this year’s Brewer High School Turkey Trot. Cake finished the race in 15 minutes, 43 seconds. He finished runner-up to Erik McCarthy of Old Town and beat out third-place finisher David Kerschner, also of Old Town, by six seconds. Other local

  • Allen inducted into Maine Running Hall of Fame

    Allen inducted into Maine Running Hall of Fame

    AUGUSTA — Whether he’s designing race courses or participating on them, running has taken Gary Allen all over the country. This month, the Great Cranberry Island resident has had to make travel arrangements for a different reason. Allen was named the MarathonFoto Road Race Management Race Director of the Year on Thursday and inducted into

  • Shea wins veterans race

    Shea wins veterans race

    ELLSWORTH — Local veterans were among the many competitors at this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race held Sunday morning in Ellsworth. A total of 127 walkers and runners competed in this year’s race, which was held behind the Down East Family YMCA. More than 20 of the participants were veterans. The top

  • Turkey trot

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA presents the annual Catch That Turkey 5K race Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, beginning at 8 a.m. “One brave Y staff member is the turkey,” event organizers said. “If you, as a runner, can finish the race before the turkey, your name will be placed in a drawing

  • Big weekend for local runners across Northeast

    Big weekend for local runners across Northeast

    ELLSWORTH — With the sun setting earlier and temperatures dropping with each passing day, Maine running enthusiasts made the most out of the first November weekend by hitting their favorite trails and courses. From nearby Sullivan to New York City, local runners competed in races of all distances across the northeastern United States. Cold, rainy

  • Trail warriors

    ORLAND — Mount Desert Island runners had a strong showing at Sunday’s Wildlands Trail Race, hosted by Great Pond Mountain Conservancy Trust. Jennifer Britz of Bar Harbor was the women’s winner in the 6.3-mile race with a time of 49:11. The win was her sixth straight in the event. Judson Cake and Darron Collins, both

  • Cat, dino win race

    Cat, dino win race

    BAR HARBOR — Saturday’s rain held off long enough for the 33 participants in the annual Rolling Bones 5K to keep their fur — and other costume elements — dry. Dressed as a cat, Rebecca Geib of Bar Harbor was the first across the line, with a time of 20:45. Geib has had a strong

  • Gary Allen named to Maine Running Hall of Fame

    Gary Allen named to Maine Running Hall of Fame

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island running enthusiast Gary Allen is set to be inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame next month in Augusta. Allen, who has been running for almost 50 years, is director of both the MDI Marathon and Millinocket Marathon. He lives on Great Cranberry Island and coaches cross country