Running/Cycling

  • 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

  • Locals compete in Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

    Locals compete in Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

    ELLSWORTH — The 21st running of the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race was held Saturday, and runners from Hancock County were among those competing in Cape Elizabeth. Matt Barton of Mount Desert finished as the race’s top Hancock County runner with a time of 41 minutes, 23 seconds. Barton, 54, placed 351st in the

  • Runners burn up the road at fire department races

    Runners burn up the road at fire department races

    HANCOCK — Thirty-five runners turned out on a sultry Saturday morning for the newly revived “Lobster Classic” road races organized by the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds from the race will go toward the purchase of a new fire truck. Two contests — one a 5-kilometer run, the other 10.2 miles — coursed from the

  • Hancock’s Murphy 3rd in age group at Savage Race

    Hancock’s Murphy 3rd in age group at Savage Race

    HANCOCK — Adam Murphy competed in Saturday’s Savage Race in Barre, Mass., and placed in the top third of all finishers. The Hancock native completed the challenging course in a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds to finish 38th out of 124 finishers in the elite competition. In the men’s 40-45 age group,