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Acadia National Park Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Acadia National Park Half Marathon

The Acadia Half Marathon course features breathtaking view of Acadia National Park and Maine’s rocky coastline. It is a Spectacular 13.1 mile course traveling on the scenic Acadia National Park Loop road. The second largest island on the eastern seaboard, Mount Desert Island boasts an impressive 41,000 acres of land devoted to the Northeast’s only National Park, Acadia – an amazing array of mountains and sea, cliffs and coastline.

This race is the MDI YMCA’s 2nd largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the Half Marathon help fund our scholarship program. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island.

This half marathon is fortunate to be one of only a couple of races of its kind held in Acadia National Park. Walkers are able to enjoy the beauty of Acadia at a slower pace and are encouraged to participate! The event also features a 10k component.

Distances

Half Marathon - Walker

  • 21.082354km

10K

  • 10km

Practicalities

Accommodation

The closest motel to the start and finish line is the Cromwell Harbor Motel.

After Race Services

Runners are welcome to use the YMCA to stretch, shower, relax or socialize before and after the race.

Aid Stations

There are 6 water stations with sports drink included at miles 5 and 10.

Award Medals

Every finisher receives a custom award. Overall Top 3 for Men & Women. Awards to 1st & 2nd place in each age group.

Parking

The Y offers free parking and there is a parking lot across the street at the athletic field. Additional free parking is available roadside.

Start:

21 Park Street

Bar Harbor,us

Highlights

Runners will pass the stunningly gorgeous Otter Cliffs. At the Kebo Golf Course, they will also be able to take in the views of Cadillac Mountain, the first spot to see the sunrise on the eastern seaboard.

Overview

Start on Livingston Ave ¼ mile from the YMCA. Run straight down Park St. (slight downhill) past the YMCA. Next – MAKE A LEFT on Glen Mary Road. Next, You’ll make a QUICK RIGHT turn on Norris Ave and go about ¼ mile. You will then turn LEFT on Spring Street. TURN RIGHT on Cromwell Harbor Road.
Turn LEFT on Kebo Street. You will have the beautiful golf course on both sides of the road.

Run right past the lusciously green Kebo Golf Course. Next TURN LEFT on Park Loop Road. You will have a view of the Great Meadow on your right. Continue on the beautiful Park Loop Road for 4.5 miles. There will be beautiful views on both sides of the road.

After passing Bear Brook Picnic area, you’ll pass the Precipice Trail Lot, and come to Acadia’s Fee Station, where you’ll be directed to enter on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD. You’ll then pass Sand Beach, Thunder Hole (bathrooms available) and stunningly gorgeous Otter Cliffs (more port a potties).

Exit the park Loop to the RIGHT at Fabbri Picnic Area. There are bathrooms there! Turn LEFT on Otter Cliff Road until it ends at Route 3 (for about 1 ½ mile). Make a RIGHT on Route 3 towards Bar Harbor. Continue on Main Street / Route 3 for about 2.5 miles towards the YMCA. You will pass Jackson Laboratory on the right (known for its worldwide genetic research).

Make a left into the parking area by the ball fields (before Park Street). Finish is about 100 meters away. Finish Line is at the end of the ball field.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.