Running & Cycling

  • Half marathon set

    Half marathon set

    BAR HARBOR — The 41st annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Fall Half marathon and 5K is set for on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m. for walkers). The races are a fundraiser for the MDI YMCA, supporting access to the YMCA through scholarship programs such as Membership for All and Send

  • Relay supports first responders

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The “Run 2 Respond Relay” is set to reach Hancock County in the coming days as competitors approach the finish line on Great Cranberry Island. The event, which began last Wednesday in Maryland and raises money for firefighters and other emergency responders, is set to reach Mount Desert Island in the afternoon

  • MDI runners shine in Sunrise Trail Relay

    MDI runners shine in Sunrise Trail Relay

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island runners led the way in the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay over the weekend. Forty-one teams completed the race, which began in Ellsworth on Friday and continued overnight into Saturday before finishing 85 miles later in Eastport. Josh Bloom of Bar Harbor competed as part of Boyz in the Woodz,

  • Fourth of July relay race

    Fourth of July relay race

    BAR HARBOR — The Fourth of July Around MDI Relay is set for Tuesday, July 4, from 6-9 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. Runners may join an existing team or create

  • SFOA runs honor Simeon Michaud

    SFOA runs honor Simeon Michaud

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Summer Festival of the Arts fifth annual 5K and Fun Run will start at the Pemetic Elementary School on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17. The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Last year’s winners in the 5K were Kevin Peterson and Susan Brenner. The event

  • Half marathon records smashed

    Half marathon records smashed

    BAR HARBOR — Jonny Wilson of Falmouth and Tracy Guerrette of Saint Agatha took home the top honors for men and women, respectively, at the 7th annual Acadia Half Marathon on June 3, both setting new records in the process. Wilson’s time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, 32.3 seconds is more than 7 minutes faster

  • Allen ‘Pedegoes’ length of state

    BAR HARBOR — Runner and race organizer Gary Allen of Great Cranberry Island last week cycled the length of the state of Maine, from Fort Kent to Kittery, on a Pedego electric bicycle. Allen, who organizes the Mount Desert Island and Millinocket marathons, started the Pedego Maine Challenge near Fort Kent on Friday. He made

  • Time to Beat Lyme 5K in Seal Harbor

    Time to Beat Lyme 5K in Seal Harbor

    MOUNT DESERT — The Time to Beat Lime 5K, a road race to benefit Lyme disease research, will be held Sunday in Seal Harbor. The race will begin at the fountain and take runners along Steamboat Wharf Road and New County Road. It will conclude at Cooksey Drive Overlook before taking runners back the way

  • Spring half marathon

    Spring half marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Registration is open for the Mount Desert Island YMCA Acadia Half Marathon and 10K, set for June 3. The race is one of the YMCA’s largest fundraisers of the year, organizers said. Money raised will help ensure access to YMCA facilities and programs regardless of ability to pay. To volunteer at the

  • Bike to work

    BAR HARBOR — Crow Athletics and the Pedego electric bicycle company are teaming up to challenge Acadia area residents to cycle to work with their Pedego Acadia Commuter Challenge. Selected riders will pledge to commute to and from work for one week using a Pedego electric bicycle (supplied free of charge) versus driving their car.