• Roger Willey 5K scheduled for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Roger Willey Road Race has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The race will offer 5K and 10K runs. Last year’s 5K was won by Ellsworth American reporter David Roza, who crossed the finish line in 16 minutes, 59 seconds. Hats will be given to the first 75 runners.

  • Mary Parker memorial race to be held Oct. 14

    BAR HARBOR — The Mary Parker Running for Rides Memorial 5K Race has been scheduled for Oct. 14. 2017 marks the second year of the race, which began last year in honor of Parker, who worked at Island Connections for seven years before her cancer diagnosis forced her to retire. She passed away in April

  • Local, statewide weekend races take center stage

    ELLSWORTH — Two popular races — one in Hancock County and another over 150 miles away — gave local runners plenty of options Saturday. The weekend’s biggest event was the Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. The event drew runners from all over the world, and Hancock County provided plenty of the race’s 6,800-plus participants. Bar

  • Over 100 flock to Bucksport to run Bucksport Bay Festival 5K

    Over 100 flock to Bucksport to run Bucksport Bay Festival 5K

    BUCKSPORT — A total of 137 runners flocked to Bucksport on Saturday for this year’s running of the Bucksport Bay Festival 5K at the town’s municipal swimming pool. The race was part of Bucksport’s second day of celebrations for the town’s 225th anniversary. Most of the competitors came from Bucksport, Orland and surrounding areas in

  • Hometown man wins Baron’s 5K in Castine

    CASTINE — Castine native Bob Ciano won the Baron’s 5K on Saturday with a finish of 20 minutes, 6 seconds. Ciano, 63, finished 13 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Phoebe Markle of Brooksville. The third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers were out-of-state runners competing from Colorado, Vermont and Ohio, respectively. The race was held at the

  • Baron’s Beach & Bacon 5K/10K scheduled for July 15

    CASTINE — The Baron’s Beach & Bacon 5K/10K has been scheduled for July 15 at the Castine town dock. There will be a $20 fee for all entrants, and the first 100 people will receive free T-shirts. Registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. on race day, but those wishing to register online can do

  • Judson Cake wins Main Street Memorial Mile

    Judson Cake wins Main Street Memorial Mile

    ELLSWORTH — A total of 159 runners started Memorial Day early Monday morning with the annual running of the Main Street Memorial Mile in downtown Ellsworth. Runners adorned their bibs with the names of loves ones who have served in the military. At the conclusion of the race, a ceremony in which some participants performed

  • Main Street Memorial Mile set for Monday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Main Street Memorial Mile is set for 9 a.m. Monday, May 29. The event, which will be held on Ellsworth’s Main Street, is $15 for those who pre-register by Thursday, May 25, and $20 for those who register on race day. After the race, speaker Jeff Taylor will conduct a ceremony

  • Color Fun 5K raises nearly $8K

    Color Fun 5K raises nearly $8K

    ELLSWORTH — Downeast Horizons held its third annual Color Fun 5K in Ellsworth on Saturday morning. The event drew close to 250 participants and raised a total of nearly $8,000 for the organization. Executive Director Tony Zambrano said one goal of the race is to help introduce people to Downeast Horizons, which “assists and supports individuals with