39th Annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon and Fall 5k
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon and Fall 5K
Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:30am
**BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR HALF MARATHON**
Acadia National Park requires every runner to either have a valid park pass or pay $12 to enter the park.
To obtain a coupon code for $12 off the race, email a picture of your valid 2016 park pass to email@example.com. We will send you a coupon code within 2 business days.
If you do not have a valid 2016 pass, you must pay a $12 fee on top of your entry fee. Your registration receipt will entitle you to enter the park on the day of the race or $12 off a pass at the fee station.
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Acadia Inn, our lodging sponsor, offers runners discounted room rates. Make sure to mention that you are a BHBT Half Marathon Runner when making your reservation.
Thank you 2016 Half Marathon Race Sponsors:
Thank you to our 5K Race Sponsors:
START TIME FOR HALF MARATHON RUNNERS: 7:30am
START TIME FOR HALF MARATHON WALKERS: 6:30AM
START TIME FOR ALL 5K PARTICIPANTS: 8:30am
Race Director's Contact Information: Becky Carroll: firstname.lastname@example.org
USAT & F Certified (ME11003JK)
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.
If you have a valid 2016 pass, we offer a coupon code to receive $12 off the entry fee.
To obtain a coupon code for $12 off the race, email a picture of your valid 2016 park pass to email@example.com. We will then send you a coupon code within 2 business days.
Please note, we must have either photographic or scanned evidence of a valid 2016 pass before we issue a coupon code. Improper use of the coupon code without supplying evidence may result in removal from the race, without a refund.
If you do not have a valid 2016 pass, you must pay a $12 entry fee on top of your entry fee. Your registration receipt will entitle you to enter the park on the day of the race or $12 off a pass at the fee station.
This is a new process for us. We understand that mistakes may happen and ask for everyone’s patience. Unfortunately, it would be too cumbersome to offer a refund of the $12 if someone purchases a pass after registering. We hope that you understand.
Entry Fee with VALID 2016 Park Pass:
Entry Fee WITHOUT VALID 2016 Park Pass:
*Shirt size not guaranteed after July 7, 2016.
Half Marathon Award Divisions (Awards by Maine Coast Creations)
Awards to 1st & 2nd place in each age group:
5K Award Divisions
Awards to 1st & 2nd place in each age group:
Dogs and Baby Strollers
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where does the half marathon begin?
When and where does the 5K begin?
When can I pick up my race packet?
What is the course like? 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. This is the only half marathon that runs through a national park.
Are there adequate bathroom facilities? Yes! And they are real bathrooms – not porta-potties! We have 11 bathrooms available at the start & finish of the race and 4 bathrooms on the course itself. The race course restrooms are near the water stations at (approx) mile 5 and also at (approx) mile 10.
Can we take a shower after the race? The MDI YMCA offers free, full locker room shower facilities for runners on race day.
Can we walk the race? Yes. We ask that walkers start at 6:30am to ensure all runners are out of the park by 9:30am. Please note, ALL 5K participants start at the same time: 8:00am whether you are walking or running.
What are the course records? For thirty five years, runners have been logging excellent times on this challenging course. The men's certified course record is held by Louis Luchini (2009) 1:09:11. Joan Benoit Samuelson (1997) holds the women's record 1:17:06.
Do I get a shirt? Every pre-registered runner is guaranteed a long sleeve t-shirt and a custom award.
Are there enough water and sports drinks on the course? We have 6 water stations with sports drink included at miles 5 and 10.
Do I get an award, even if I come in last? Yes! Every finisher receives a custom award.
How about parking? The Y offers free parking as well as at the athletic field adjacent to the Y. Additional free parking is available roadside.
What are my lodging options? Our Official Lodging Sponsor, The Acadia Inn is offering special room rates for race participants. Please let them know that you are a participant when registering. From bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, hotel & motels and full service luxury resorts, Bar Harbor & MDI offer a lodging experience for everyone’s taste. Contact the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Many people who participate in this race lengthen their stays in order to further explore Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.
Refunds? Due to a limited amount of spaces in the race, and the fact that this is an important fundraiser for the YMCA, race fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Is this race capped? Yes. Due to Acadia National Park permit restrictions, only 400 runners may participate. This means lots of elbow room along the course.
Do you have a pre-race dinner? Enjoy a wonderful pasta dinner Friday evening, September 18th. You can sign up for the dinner at the same time that you register for the race. Dinner includes choice of pasta, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Adult price $12.
Race Results From Previous Years