Half Marathon Set for Saturday



BAR HARBOR —The MDI YMCA’s USATF-certified half marathon is the only race of its kind held in a national park.

The 32nd Annual Half Marathon and Fall 5K is slated for Saturday, Sept. 19. Walkers start time is 7:30 a.m. and runners start time is 8:30 a.m. The race starts on lower Main Street, cuts through downtown and out West Street.

Nine miles of the course wind through Acadia National Park’s carriage road system – a unique national treasure that is considered the best example of broken stone roads in America. The car-free roads provide an excellent surface for runners and walkers alike.

Volunteers are needed for the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust-MDI YMCA’s annual half marathon set for Saturday, Sept. 19. Volunteers are needed to help with everything from handing out medals to working the water stations and turn. Please contact Lisa Tweedie at 288-3511, extension 113 to help.

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