Running/Cycling

  • Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K draws 112 runners

    Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K draws 112 runners

    ELLSWORTH — A total of 112 runners competed in this year’s running of the Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K on Saturday at the Down East Family YMCA. Jeremy Lisee of Bar Harbor was the race’s overall winner with a time of 17 minutes, 58 seconds. Rob Shea of Ellsworth claimed second place with a time of

  • Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run to be held Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Jerry Kaufman 5K Run is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 21, at the Down East Family YMCA. This year marks the 11th edition of the race, which honors former DEFY board member Jerry Kaufman. Kaufman died in 2008 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS. On-site

  • Bridge the Gap Race gets massive turnout

    PROSPECT — More than 400 people congregated in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Bridge the Gap Race. Runners began on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before crossing into Verona Island and then finishing in downtown Bucksport. The event had 207 3-mile finishers and 236

  • Flattop 5K draws 200-plus to Lamoine

    Flattop 5K draws 200-plus to Lamoine

    LAMOINE — Runners from eastern Maine and other parts of the state flocked to Lamoine on Saturday for this year’s edition of the Flattop 5K Road Race. A total of 219 runners competed in the event, which was held at the Lamoine Consolidated School. It was the 13th edition of the race, which is held

  • 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