Running/Cycling

  • Santa Run/Walk to be held Sunday at EEMS

    Santa Run/Walk to be held Sunday at EEMS

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Santa Run/Walk 5K is scheduled to be held next, Dec. 2. The race will begin and end at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Costumes are encouraged but not required for the race, which gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Prizes will be

  • Military members highlight Veterans Remembrance Road Race field

    Military members highlight Veterans Remembrance Road Race field

    ELLSWORTH — Local veterans were among the many competitors at this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race held Sunday morning in Ellsworth. A total of 127 walkers and runners competed in this year’s race, which was held behind the Down East Family YMCA. Twenty-two of the participants were veterans. The top military veteran

  • Marathon draws more than 1,000 to MDI

    Marathon draws more than 1,000 to MDI

    BAR HARBOR — More than 1,000 people came to Mount Desert Island on Sunday for this year’s running of the famed MDI Marathon. Jake Shoemaker of Stow, Mass., won the overall marathon portion of the race with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes, 32 seconds. His time was 5:25 better than that of the

  • Husband, wife top field at Roger Willey 5K

    Husband, wife top field at Roger Willey 5K

    ELLSWORTH — A San Francisco couple finished as the top male and female runners Saturday at the Roger Willey 5K at the Down East Family YMCA. Parker Pruett, a former Sumner Memorial High School runner, returned to Downeast Maine for a middle school cross-country race in his honor. Yet Pruett, 39, also competed in the

  • Roger Willey 5K scheduled for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Roger Willey 5K is scheduled to be held Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA gymnasium with the race itself beginning at 8. The cost to enter is $20, and the first 75 registrants will receive a

  • Girls on the Run program starting

    ELLSWORTH — Girls on the Run is a 10-week program for girls in grades three through five at the Down East Family YMCA. Trained volunteer coaches use research-based curricula to teach foundational lessons through dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, participants develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds

  • Local runners compete in Bucksport, Machias road races

    BUCKSPORT — Hancock County runners competed in road races in Bucksport and Machias on Saturday. Bucksport was home to the Dynamic Duo Cross-Country 3-Mile Race, which was held for the seventh time after beginning in 2012 as a benefit event for the Bucksport High School cross-country team. Twelve teams of two competed in the race,

  • Run 2 Respond Relay to finish in Hancock County

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The Run 2 Respond Relay is set to reach Hancock County in the coming days as competitors approach the finish line on Great Cranberry Island. The event, which began last Wednesday in Maryland and raises money for firefighters and other emergency responders, is set to reach Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island in