Running/Cycling

  • Stem to Stone Remembrance Run is Aug. 6

    Stem to Stone Remembrance Run is Aug. 6

    Race registration and check-in opens at 7 a.m. The race is on the Balsam Valley tip-land just off Route 1. Parking will be available at the Balsam Valley Amphitheater entrance located on Route 1 (1426), Columbia Falls. Shuttles will bring participants, spectators and volunteers to the race start area. Parking will not be available at the chapel.

  • Kinsley Ray 5K is July 30

    Kinsley Ray 5K is July 30

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K Run & Walk is Saturday, July 30. A fun run for children through age 10 is at 8:45 a.m. Registration is $5. The 5K sets off at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 on race day. The race benefits The Leukemia &

  • 109 runners compete in Main St. Memorial Mile

    109 runners compete in Main St. Memorial Mile

    ELLSWORTH — The 109 participating runners and walkers made quick work of the Main Street Memorial Mile in downtown Ellsworth on Monday morning. The first male finisher was Frank Sternberg, 25, with a time of 4 minutes, 25 seconds. Mathew Shea, 20, was seconds behind with a time of 4:28, followed by Ian Fraser, 38,

  • Memorial Mile is May 30

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s annual Memorial Mile returns Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. The starting line is at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce’s office at 151 High St. (next to Martha’s). Runners head downhill on Main Street and finish up at R.F. Jordan’s on Water Street. The first 100 participants

  • Bridge the Gap Race is May 7

    Bridge the Gap Race is May 7

    BUCKSPORT — The ninth running of the Bridge the Gap Race will be Saturday, May 7. The event features 3-mile and 10-mile routes, starting on Route 174/Fort Knox Road near the Penobscot Narrows Bridge overlook at 10 a.m. There will be a very brief traffic delay as runners cross the bridge. This event is hosted

  • Hancock County trio competes in Boston Marathon

    Hancock County trio competes in Boston Marathon

    BOSTON — Three Hancock County men were among the many runners competing in Monday’s Boston Marathon. David Painter of Bar Harbor finished as the top local runner in the 126th running of the race. Painter posted a time of 3 hours, 47 minutes, 26 seconds to finish an impressive 364th in the 60-plus division. Also

  • DEFY Couch Potato 0.0008K scheduled for Friday

    DEFY Couch Potato 0.0008K scheduled for Friday

    ELLSWORTH — One of the biggest gag “races” around has been scheduled for this weekend. The Down East Family YMCA Couch Potato 0.0008K will take place tomorrow, April 1. The 31.5-inch trek will be held at DEFY’s James Russell Wiggins Center in Ellsworth. This year marks the seventh edition of the race, which was first

  • Road races begin as Lamoine Half-Marathon draws 76

    Road races begin as Lamoine Half-Marathon draws 76

    LAMOINE — Winter hasn’t yielded to spring just yet, but one of the first signs of warmer months to come has arrived with road race season now underway in Hancock County. Local runners competed Saturday in the Down East Family YMCA’s Lamoine Half-Marathon. The event drew 76 runners to Lamoine Beach Park for the first

  • DEFY holds 8th Veterans Remembrance Road Race

    DEFY holds 8th Veterans Remembrance Road Race

    ELLSWORTH — Road race season resumed over the weekend with Down East Family YMCA holding its third event of the year. Seventy-seven local runners participated Sunday in the Veterans Remembrance Road Race behind DEFY’s James Russell Wiggins Center in Ellsworth. Seventy-seven runners participated in the event, proceeds from which went toward the Maine Veterans Project

  • Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K draws large crowd again

    Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K draws large crowd again

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s return to road races drew a good crowd for a good cause. One-hundred runners and 320 walkers gathered Saturday for the Kinsley Ray Memorial 5K at the Down East Family YMCA. The race, DEFY’s first of 2021 and the first large-scale race since the pandemic began, was the

  • 44 teams compete in Down East Sunrise Trail relay

    44 teams compete in Down East Sunrise Trail relay

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s only all-night relay race returned last week as 200-plus runners traversed Downeast Maine all the way to America’s easternmost city. Some of the area’s hardiest distance runners gathered Friday and Saturday for this year’s running of the Down East Sunrise Trail relay. Forty-four teams took part in the 102.7-mile race, which began