Running/Cycling

  • DEFY race makes tradition out of April Fool’s joke

    DEFY race makes tradition out of April Fool’s joke

    ELLSWORTH — What began as an April Fool’s joke is now one of the Down East Family YMCA’s newest traditions. Two years, ago, DEFY Fitness Director Robin Clarke came across a newspaper cartoon that depicted characters about to race one another. One aspect of the cartoon in particular that made her laugh. “It was supposed

  • Flattop 5K scheduled for March 31

    LAMOINE — This year’s edition of the Flattop 5K is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. March 31 at the Lamoine Consolidated School. This year marks the 13th running of the race, which is held annually in honor of Bill Pinkham. The race’s “Flattop” name is an homage to the late Pinkham’s iconic choice

  • Santa Run 5K draws crowd to Ellsworth

    Santa Run 5K draws crowd to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Reindeer shirts, Santa hats and dogs dressed in red and green clothing were only part of the festivities at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School this weekend. Runners from Ellsworth, Hancock County and elsewhere throughout the state came to Ellsworth on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Santa Run 5K. A total of 58

  • Veterans Remembrance Road Race draws 130

    Veterans Remembrance Road Race draws 130

    ELLSWORTH — Whether runners were wearing various shades of red, white and blue, camouflage-patterned clothing or anything in between, Ellsworth had a patriotic feel in the air early Sunday morning. A total of 130 runners gathered at the Down East Family YMCA’s James Russell Wiggins Center on Sunday for the this year’s edition of the

  • Veterans Remembrance Road Race scheduled for Sunday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12. Registration for the fourth annual running of the race will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA’s James Russell Wiggins Center on State Street. A walk will be held at 8:30 a.m., and

  • Bucksport native wins at Autumn Trail Race

    SULLIVAN — Bucksport’s Clifford Watson earned a first-place finish in the 8-mile run at Sunday’s Frenchman Bay Conservancy Autumn Trail Race. A total of 72 runners competed in the event at Sumner Memorial High School. The event featured 4- and 8-mile races and was held in conjunction with the Oct. 29 Wildlands Trail Race. Watson,

  • Tozier’s Turkey Trek race in Bucksport is Nov. 19

    BUCKSPORT — The Tozier’s Turkey Trek race will be held Nov. 19 in Bucksport. Registration is at 11 a.m., and the race starts at noon at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce office at 52 Main St. Like a traditional scavenger hunt, participants will meet at the beginning, split into teams and compete against

  • VanDongen wins women’s event at Wildlands Trail Race

    VanDongen wins women’s event at Wildlands Trail Race

    Bar Harbor’s Jennifer VanDongen was the top women’s finisher in the 6-mile edition of the Wildlands Trail Race on Sunday with a time of 48 minutes, 46 seconds. VanDongen, a 40-year-old Bar Harbor native, was the winner on the women’s side for the fifth year in a row. She and men’s first-place finisher Eric Mauricette

  • Roza wins Roger Willey 5K for 2nd time

    Roza wins Roger Willey 5K for 2nd time

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American’s David Roza claimed first place overall in the 5K run at this year’s Roger Willey Road Race on Saturday at the Down East Family YMCA. Roza’s time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds marked his second consecutive win in the race and was 1:14 better than that of the next competitor,