Running & Cycling

  • Race supports veterans’ groups

    Race supports veterans’ groups

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island area runners were among the many who traveled to Ellsworth in Saturday for this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race. The race is organized by the Down East Family YMCA and portion of the registration fees support veterans organizations. The overall race winner was Judson Cake of Bar

  • Veterans road race

    Veterans road race

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race is scheduled to be held Sunday, Nov. 10. The four-mile course begins and ends behind the Down East Family YMCA. 2019 marks the sixth running of the race. Last year’s race drew 127 runners to downtown Ellsworth. Matt Shea of Ellsworth won the 2018

  • Trail runs set

    SULLIVAN — Frenchman Bay Conservancy will host an Autumn Trail Race Saturday, Nov. 3 at Sumner Memorial High School. There are 4-mile and 8-mile course options; both courses begin and end at Sumner. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $25 per person. The 8-mile race begins at 10:15 a.m. and the 4-mile race begins

  • Rolling Bones

    Rolling Bones

    BAR HARBOR — Eden Athletics presents its annual Rolling Bones 5k Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The out and back course starts and end at the Mount Desert Island YMCA on Park Street in Bar Harbor. Costumes are encouraged. Contact edenathletics.org.

  • Marathon course cleared just in time after storm

    Marathon course cleared just in time after storm

    BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert Island Marathon that seemed in jeopardy just 24 hours before its scheduled start time instead concluded with one of the most successful events yet. In the aftermath of last Thursday’s early-season nor’easter, downed trees, transmission lines and other structures impeded travel all throughout MDI. Even two days after the

  • Marathon weekend

    Marathon weekend

    BAR HARBOR — Spaghetti, charity fundraising, music, and of course running are in store this weekend for the 18th annual MDI Marathon. The 26.2-mile race begins Sunday at 8 a.m. in Bar Harbor, winds through Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Somesville, ending in Southwest Harbor. The half marathon begins in Northeast Harbor. Hundreds

  • Costume run supports SPCA

    Costume run supports SPCA

    ELLSWORTH — The SPCA of Hancock County will hold a Jim Nobile Memorial “Howl-O-Run” 5K and Fun Walk at the Woodlawn Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and the course will be decorated with jack-o-lanterns. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 16 and under. The first 50

  • Runners on running

    Runners on running

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine Running Hall of Fame members Robin Emery and author Ed Rice will discuss Rice’s book “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. A true pioneer and elite competitor in long distance running in Maine for women, Emery of

  • Cadillac Challenge century coming up

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The 28th annual Cadillac Challenge, a 68-mile and 100-mile bicycle ride in Acadia, is set for Sunday, Oct. 6. The event, an “anti-fundraising,” “show up and ride” affair with no pre-registration and no fees aside from the park entrance fee, was the brainchild of Hampden residents Tony and Anne Mourkus. They

  • Mary Parker memorial run/walk set

    Mary Parker memorial run/walk set

    BAR HARBOR — The 4th Annual Running for Rides Mary Parker Memorial 5K run and walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The race is a fundraiser for Island Connections, where the late Parker worked as the Transportation Coordinator for seven years before having to step down due to a cancer