This year's edition has been cancelled
Join Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon and Fall 5k
With a course that takes runners on a tour of this scenic town located near Acadia National Park and scenic Mount Desert Island, the Bar Harbor Half Marathon offers runners a challenging loop race that starts and finishes at the city’s YMCA Athletic Field.
Most of the course for the half (9 miles) takes place on the Acadia Park’s carriage paths, offering what race organizers say is an excellent running surface, surrounded by views of the forests, ponds and the waters of Eagle Lake, which lies in the center of the park. The race is open to both runners and walkers, who start an hour before the runners.
This race is the MDI YMCA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the Half Marathon help fund all of the MDI Y’s program. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island. The event also offers a 5k component.
Acadia National Park is requiring that every Half Marathon runner has either a VALID 2016 Park Pass or pay the $12 entry fee to run in the park.
The course is a ½ marathon, 13.1 miles. It is a challenging loop course, with the start and finish at the Bar Harbor athletic field across from the MDI YMCA. Nine miles of the course are on Acadia National Park's carriage roads, offering a car free, excellent running surface.
Acadia Inn, the lodging sponsor, offers runners discounted room rates. Make sure to mention that you are a BHBT Half Marathon Runner when making your reservation.
After Race Services
Post-Race Refreshments. The MDI YMCA offers free, full locker room shower facilities for runners on race day.
Six Water Stations every 2 – 2.5 miles. Sports drink included at miles 5 and 10.
Every half marathon finisher receives a custom award. Men’s & Women’s Overall 1-3 place and 1 and 2 in each age group.
The Y offers free parking as well as at the athletic field adjacent to the Y. Additional free parking is available roadside.
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