BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Marathon will start at 8 a.m. sharp on Sunday, Oct. 17. Early starters, those anticipating taking more than 6.5 hours to finish, begin one hour earlier at 7 a.m.
The Mount Desert Island Marathon features a hilly and scenic route along the Atlantic Ocean, lakes, forests, and quaint villages. Many runners more than welcome the challenge, as well as the stunningly beautiful backdrop of Acadia National Park during peak fall foliage season.
Online registration will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, Oct. 15, or until the field is filled. As of Monday, just over 700 runners had preregistered. The field is limited to the first 1,000 competitors.
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