• 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,

  • 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