Running & Cycling

  • 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

  • Catch that turkey

    Catch that turkey

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA will hold its annual Catch that Turkey 5K race, Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. Online registration is $20 and day-of registration is $30. Coston and McIsaac is the sponsor of the race. Visit

  • Santa 5K set

    Santa 5K set

    ELLSWORTH — The 9th Annul Santa 5K Run/Walk will be held at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School on Sunday, Dec. 1. Pre-registration will take place from 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 10.a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their choice of a winter or holiday costume. All proceeds from the

  • Allen named Race Director of the Year

    Allen named Race Director of the Year

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mount Desert Island Marathon Director Gary Allen has been named the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year. He was honored at a reception at the Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL on November 8. Phil Stewart, president of Road Race Management, said, “Our winner has

  • Millinocket marathon set

    MILLINOCKET — This year’s Millinocket Marathon and Half is set for Saturday, Dec. 7. 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 100-year-old paper mill. The starting line is downtown