Running & Cycling

  • 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.

  • Sea of Blue

    Sea of Blue

    MOUNT DESERT — Favorable weather and strong community support for the cause contributed to high turnout Saturday for the annual Sea of Blue Autism Awareness 5K run and walk in Northeast Harbor. Sixty-six runners, ages 10 to 79, completed the run. More than 100 walkers participated this year, and many brought dogs to join in

  • Rainy Patriot’s Day made for crazy marathon

    Rainy Patriot’s Day made for crazy marathon

    BAR HARBOR — This year’s Boston Marathon wasn’t what anyone in New England expected. It also was an experience few who competed in the 122nd running of the race will ever forget. New England weather has denied Boston Marathon contestants warm, sunny days of running in the past, but this time was different. As one

  • MDI represents at Bridge the Gap

    VERONA ISLAND — Mount Desert Island runners were among the contestants at Saturday’s Bridge the Gap Road Race, organized by Crow Athletics, which includes a crossing of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. The 10-mile race includes a loop around Verona Island before finishing in Bucksport. The 3-mile course crosses the bridge and heads straight for Bucksport,