Running & Cycling

  • A ride to remember

    A ride to remember

    MOUNT DESERT—Jackson Lab scientist Ron Korstanje will be riding his bicycle around the island on Sunday, Sept. 20. A year ago, Korstanje’s father Kees Korstanje passed away quite unexpectedly at 73 years old. The elder Korstanje lived in The Netherlands, where his son grew up, and was a well-known figure in Zeeland (one of the

  • Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    BAR HARBOR— Melissa Ossanna calls herself a ‘crazy runner type.’  The type who forwent an office chair in her workstation to not only stand up but to also be in constant motion, if she chooses.  “I have a walking treadmill at my computer that just keeps me in shape for whatever, whenever,” said Ossanna in a conversation with the

  • Dig deep, have fun, work together: Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame 

    Dig deep, have fun, work together: Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame 

    ELLSWORTH — One of Louie Luchini’s favorite moments in his running career, which has included two appearances at Olympic trials, illustrates why cross-country really is a team sport.   It was the NCAA Men’s Division I Cross-Country Championship meet in 2003, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Luchini was a senior on the Stanford team and not

  • Acadia Round run in 24 hours

    Acadia Round run in 24 hours

    BAR HARBOR — It took Jeremy Dougherty three years to make a dream he had conceptualized on paper before moving to Mount Desert Island come true: traversing every peak on the island in 24 hours. The dream was based on the Bob Graham Round, run in the English Lake District, which ends at the door

  • Backyard run benefits food pantry

    Backyard run benefits food pantry

    BAR HARBOR — Melissa Ossanna is the kind of ultrarunner who feels a little lost if she goes too long without running a big race. Her medal rack includes marathons, ultramarathons, Ironman triathalons, snowshoe marathons and 100-milers.  She was excited to run her first Western States 100, the oldest 100-mile ultramarathon, in California in June. That event has now been canceled, and she’ll carry over

  • Trek Across Maine bike ride will be a virtual event

    Trek Across Maine bike ride will be a virtual event

    The normal three-day, on-road tour has been canceled because of coronavirus concerns.   By Steve Craig / Portland Press Herald  The 36th annual Trek Across Maine has become a virtual event open to cyclists from around the world.  The American Lung Association announced Monday that the normal fundraising bike ride scheduled for June 19-21 has

  • Acadia Half Marathon canceled 

    Acadia Half Marathon canceled 

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA announced Friday that this year’s Acadia Half Marathon 10K has been canceled.  The cancellation comes amidst guidelines prohibiting large gatherings to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The race had been scheduled for June 7.  “The YMCA acknowledges that there will most likely be continued restrictions around

  • Frosty 5K set

    Frosty 5K set

    MOUNT DESERT — The annual Frosty 5K walk and run in Northeast Harbor is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Neighborhood House. A kids fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K race begins at 10. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The race is the official kickoff for the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival