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Mount Desert Island Marathon

Mount Desert Island Marathon

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA | TBD

Race Rundown

Marathon WalkTBDTBD
Marathon Relay | 2-3 pplTBDTBD
Half MarathonTBDTBD


Special colored bibs for first time marathoners! #RunMDI


Race Perks
Boston QualifierFree Kids RaceMassage

Why We Love It

Bar Harbor, which resides on Mount Desert Island, is most known for the rugged architecture of mountains, lakes, forests and outdoor adventure of Acadia National Park. A small fishing village, the town is proud of its local arts and craft shops, whale sightings, ocean sailings, lobster shacks, and numerous microbreweries.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Acadia National Park

A park with a scenic and rugged coastline home to majestic granite peaks and historic carriage roads. Points of interest include Cadillac Mountain, Ocean Trail, and Thunder Hole. Activities: bike, boat, climb, fish, hike, horseback, picnic, drive, cruise, white water raft.

Bar Island

A tidal island with trails accessible by foot during the ocean's low tide, offering beautiful views of Bar Harbor Island.

Island Explorer Shuttle

Convenient and local transportation between lodging, village centers and Acadia National Park.

The Museum in the Streets

A self-guided outdoor tour with 29 local historic sites. Perfect for a historic stroll on your own time.

Average Temperature

High - 59°F (15°C) Low - 42°F (6°C)



Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
13 mi (21 km) from downtown




Atlantic Oceanside Hotel1.5 mi (2.4 km) from start/shuttle
Acadia Inn1.3 mi (2.1 km) from start/shuttle
Bar Harbor Villager MotelAcross the street from start/shuttle
Hampton Inn Bar Harbor1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/shuttle
The Bayview1.4 mi (2.3 km) from start/shuttle
The Bluenose1.1 mi (1.8 km) from start/shuttle