Runners take off from the starting line in the 2017 Bridge the Gap Race in Prospect. This year’s edition of the race will be held April 6. FILE PHOTO

Bridge the Gap Race scheduled for April 6



PROSPECT — This year’s Bridge the Gap Race is scheduled to be held next month in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport.

The event, which begins on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before wrapping all the way around Verona Island and concluding in downtown Bucksport, will feature both 3-mile and 10-mile races once again this year.

Last year, Darren Winchenbach of Saco was the top overall finisher in the 3-mile race as Orono’s Cecilia Dube placed third overall to finish as the top female competitor. Erik McCarthy of Old Town broke the course record in the 10-mile race with a time of 52 minutes, 18 seconds, and Princeton’s Sarah Mulcahy was the top female finisher in that race with a time of 1:01:24.

Main Street Bucksport is looking for volunteers to help at water stations, registration, bib pickup and other locations along the course at this year’s race. Those interested in doing so should contact Brook Ewing Minner via phone at 479-3933 or via email at [email protected]

Around 600 runners are expected for the race, which will begin at 10 a.m April 6. Registration and check-in will be held from 8-9:15 a.m. with awards following each race.

More information can be found on the Crow Athletics Website.

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