Running & Cycling

  • Heidi’s Hill 5K

    Heidi’s Hill 5K

    BAR HARBOR — Heidi’s Hill, a family-friendly 5K fundraiser is planned for Sunday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. in Salisbury Cove. Proceeds will support the MacDonnell family whose home burned last week. The course begins at the Salisbury Cove Post Office. Parking is available at Bay Meadows Cottages and the MDI Biological Laboratory. The suggested

  • Burns, Clarke win Frosty 5K in NEH

    Burns, Clarke win Frosty 5K in NEH

    MOUNT DESERT — There was no snow on the ground for this year’s Frosty 5K and Kids Fun Run organized by The Neighborhood House (NHH), but it was chilly enough for many participants to sport hats and gloves. A giant snowman greeted runners when they arrived back at The Neighborhood House for awards, and the

  • Bloom, Driscoll win Turkey 5K

    Bloom, Driscoll win Turkey 5K

    BAR HARBOR — Well before the first turkey leg was served and the first football game kicked off on TV, runners from Mount Desert Island and beyond started their Thanksgiving holidays with an early morning 5K run. This year’s running of the MDI YMCA-sponsored Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K drew a total of 139 participants.

  • MDI runners head to Millinocket race

    MDI runners head to Millinocket race

    MILLINOCKET — Several runners from Mount Desert Island are preparing to run the Millinocket Marathon and Half, set for Saturday, Dec. 9. The race, organized by MDI running club Crow Athletics, was started in 2015 to help a struggling Northern Maine mill town that had been devastated by the closing of its major employer, a

  • Cake wins Ellsworth Veterans Day 4-miler

    Cake wins Ellsworth Veterans Day 4-miler

    ELLSWORTH — Judson Cake of Bar Harbor finished first at Sunday’s Veterans Remembrance Road Race on Pond Avenue behind the Down East Family YMCA. Cake, 39, finished the 4-mile race in 21 minutes, 37 seconds. His time was exactly 3 minutes shorter than the second-place finisher, Ellsworth’s Matt Shea. Other top-10 finishers from Mount Desert

  • Catch the turkey 5K

    Catch the turkey 5K

    BAR HARBOR — On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, the Mount Desert Island YMCA will present the Catch That Turkey 5K. A YMCA volunteer will act as the “turkey,” and it will be the responsibility of the racers to try and outrun the fast fowl to the finish line. All participants who beat the turkey will

  • Trail races

    Trail races

    ORLAND — Mount Desert Island residents Finian Burns and Jennifer VanDongen earned wins at Sunday’s Wildlands Trail Race in Orland. Burns, a Tremont native and freshman at Mount Desert Island High School, earned first place overall in the 2-mile race. His time of 12 minutes, 42 seconds was over three minutes faster than the nearest

  • Knickerbocker, Anderson win Rolling Bones

    Knickerbocker, Anderson win Rolling Bones

    BAR HARBOR — Members of Mount Desert Island running clubs work hard on time goals and improving their technique. But they also have a goofy streak a mile wide. It was evident in the annual Rolling Bones 5K, sponsored by Eden Athletics and Side Street Cafe, held Saturday in Bar Harbor. Many of the runners

  • Four-miler remembers veterans

    ELLSWORTH — A Veterans Remembrance 4-Mile road race organized by the Downeast Family YMCA is set for Sunday, Nov. 12. Registration begins as 7:30 a.m. at the James Russell Wiggins YMCA at 238 State St. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m., and the run at 9 a.m. Registration costs $15 in advance or $20 on

  • Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Gray skies and drizzle could not dampen the spirits of runners, volunteers and fans during the 16th edition of the Mount Desert Island Marathon on Sunday. When a trumpeter played the national anthem, and the cannon went off at 8 a.m. sharp, everyone cheered. Bryan Morseman of Bath, N.Y., was this year’s