5K Race Series

COMMUNITY 5K - Every other Saturday

Join the MDI YMCA for a no frills 5k race series! The races are limited to the first 40 signups. Online race registration only. There will be no water stations. Please being your own water. All participants must following social distancing guidelines.

Race starts on Livingston St at the starting line for the Acadia Half Marathon. All participants will receive a time and a certificate will be emailed after the race. There is no awards ceremony. Please head out after you finish your race. The cut-off time for the event is 1 hour.

All proceeds will benefit the MDI YMCA.

Races will be held every other Saturday throughout the rest of the summer (except September 5th which is Labor Day weekend).

Register for event here: 

Registration for each event will open after the previous race. (So August 22's race registration will open AFTER August 8th's race. We will try and have registration open the Monday after each race).

Start time: 7am


Upcoming Dates are: October 3 and October 17

If you have any questions contact Jenn Britz at

THANKSGIVING DAY - Catch that Turkey 5K

Join the MDI YMCA on Thanksgiving Day for it's annual Turkey Trot lovingly dubbed: Catch That Turkey. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to catch the turkey. What . . . or who is the turkey? One brave Y staff member is the turkey. If you, as a runner, can finish the race before the turkey, your name will be placed in a drawing for a prize. 2017's prize was a cake from Bartlett Bakery in Bar Harbor, ME. So come on out before your feasts and catch that turkey!

All proceeds go to the MDI YMCA to help provide scholarships for programs and memberships to those in the community who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the benefits of the YMCA.

Thank you to local business Coston and McIsaac for sponsoring the race! 

Please Read:

Online Registration is $20. There will be no "day of" registrations this year (2020) due to COVID-19. As this is a fundraiser for the MDI YMCA there will be no refunds.


Award Categories

1st Place Male and Female

1st Male and Female for the following age groups:

0-9 years

10-19 years

20-29 years

30-39 years

40-49 years

50-59 years

60-69 years

70+ years


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