Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon (37th)
The race began as the Bar Harbor 13 miler located on Mount Desert Island. Mount Desert Island (MDI) boasts an impressive 41,000 acres of land devoted to the Northeast’s only National Park, Acadia National Park. Nine miles of the race course wind through Acadia’s carriage road system. The Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Half Marathon. Course records have been held by Joan Benoit Samuelson for women and Evan Graves for men. Proceeds from the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon have supported the scholarship program at the Mount Desert Island (MDI) YMCA. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island. The YMCA’s scholarship program enables families to thrive with the support of childcare for the single or dual working parents, it supports young people that need a safe and supportive environment to come to after school, engages active older adults that want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enables families wanting to provide an opportunity for their children to compete in competitive basketball and swim team programs.