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BHB&T Half Marathon and 5K FAQs

When and where does the half marathon begin?  
Race Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Where: Main Street adjacent to the ball fields

When and where does the 5K begin? 
When: ALL 5K Participants start at 7:45am. 

Where: In front of China Joy Restaurant, Main Street, Bar Harbor  (just down the street from the Y)

When can I pick up my race packet? 
Friday, September 15th 2-7pm at the MDI YMCA, 21 Park Street, Bar Harbor. 


Are there adequate bathroom facilities? 

Yes!  And they are real bathrooms – not porta-potties! We have bathrooms available at the start & finish of the race and 2 bathrooms on the course itself (see map on main race page). 

Can we walk the race?  

Yes. We ask that walkers start at 6:00am 

Please note, ALL 5K participants start at the same time: 7:45am whether you are walking or running. The finish line closes at 10:30am

Do I get a shirt?  

Every pre-registered half marathon runner and walker is guaranteed a t-shirt. The first 50 to register for the 5K will be guaranteed a t-shirt. 

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 half marathon & 5k finisher receives a medal.

What are my lodging options?  

For lodging options contact the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Their website has a list of campgrounds, motels, and hotels.  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. Registration Fee for race includes the cost of an Acadia National Park Pass. This will be included in your race packet. Park passes are Individual passes and are good for one week.

FOR SAFETY: No strollers. No dogs. No earbuds or headphones.

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