Running & Cycling

  • Rolling Bones

    Rolling Bones

    BAR HARBOR — Eden Athletics presents its annual Rolling Bones 5k Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The out and back course starts and end at the Mount Desert Island YMCA on Park Street in Bar Harbor. Costumes are encouraged. Contact edenathletics.org.

  • Marathon course cleared just in time after storm

    Marathon course cleared just in time after storm

    BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert Island Marathon that seemed in jeopardy just 24 hours before its scheduled start time instead concluded with one of the most successful events yet. In the aftermath of last Thursday’s early-season nor’easter, downed trees, transmission lines and other structures impeded travel all throughout MDI. Even two days after the

  • Marathon weekend

    Marathon weekend

    BAR HARBOR — Spaghetti, charity fundraising, music, and of course running are in store this weekend for the 18th annual MDI Marathon. The 26.2-mile race begins Sunday at 8 a.m. in Bar Harbor, winds through Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Somesville, ending in Southwest Harbor. The half marathon begins in Northeast Harbor. Hundreds

  • Costume run supports SPCA

    Costume run supports SPCA

    ELLSWORTH — The SPCA of Hancock County will hold a Jim Nobile Memorial “Howl-O-Run” 5K and Fun Walk at the Woodlawn Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and the course will be decorated with jack-o-lanterns. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 16 and under. The first 50

  • Runners on running

    Runners on running

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine Running Hall of Fame members Robin Emery and author Ed Rice will discuss Rice’s book “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing” Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. A true pioneer and elite competitor in long distance running in Maine for women, Emery of

  • Cadillac Challenge century coming up

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The 28th annual Cadillac Challenge, a 68-mile and 100-mile bicycle ride in Acadia, is set for Sunday, Oct. 6. The event, an “anti-fundraising,” “show up and ride” affair with no pre-registration and no fees aside from the park entrance fee, was the brainchild of Hampden residents Tony and Anne Mourkus. They

  • Mary Parker memorial run/walk set

    Mary Parker memorial run/walk set

    BAR HARBOR — The 4th Annual Running for Rides Mary Parker Memorial 5K run and walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The race is a fundraiser for Island Connections, where the late Parker worked as the Transportation Coordinator for seven years before having to step down due to a cancer

  • YMCA plans half marathon

    BAR HARBOR — The 42nd annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Fall Half marathon and 5K is set for on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 7 a.m. (6 a.m. for walkers). The races are a fundraiser for the MDI YMCA, supporting access to the YMCA through scholarship programs. The half marathon course is beloved by

  • Little Long Pond race set

    Little Long Pond race set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Island High School cross country team presents its annual trail race fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 14 at Little Long Pond. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 8:50. The race will take place on MDI High School grass and forested trails. A kids trail race about one mile in

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