Bar Harbor Half Marathon
Results & Champions

Race history: Since 1978


The Bar Harbor Half Marathon is one of the oldest continuous races held in the state of Maine, and 2017 will mark the 40th running. This event is hosted by the Mount Desert Island YMCA ← click to learn more or to register.

This page is dedicated to the preservation of race results, champions and the long history of this iconic Maine event.

The Bar Harbor Half Marathon course has changed only once in its storied history. The first edition was held entirely on paved roads until it was moved to the present course, mostly on the famed carriage roads of Acadia National Park.  We are still searching for some results and past champions. If you can help, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any missing information.

Click HERE to read the 1998 Runners World article 'Maine Attraction' by Jonathan Beverly.



Course Records

(fastest known times)
1991 Paul McGovern, Lynn MA - 1:07:06
1997 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:17:06

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Past champions

1978 - September 23 - Results
1M - Ralph Thomas, Gardiner - 1:12:30
1F - Robin Emery, Lamoine - 1:27:29


1979 - September- Results
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1980 - September 20 - Results
1M - Mike Gaige, Bangor - 1:10:04
1F - Robin Emery, Lamoine - 1:24:33


1981 - September 19 - Results
1M - Mike Gaige, Bangor, no time
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1982 - September - Results
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1983 - September 17 - Results
1M - Christopher Bovie, Augusta - 1:10:55
1F - Robin Emery, Lamoine - 1:26:06


1984 - September - Results
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1985 - September - Results
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1986 - September 25 - Results
1M - Lance Guiliani, Brunswick - 1:24:22
1F - Katie Martin, Caribou - 1:34:17


1987 - September - Results
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1988 - September 17 - Results
1M - Mike Gaige, Bangor - 1:12:20
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1989 - September - Results
1M - Mike Gaige, Bangor - 1:13:29
1F - Colleen Skelly, no town - 1:25:20


1990 - September - Results
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1991 - September 21 - Results
1M - Paul McGovern, Lynn MA - 1:07:06 (course record)
1F - Susan Hawkins, Little Deer Isle - 1:22:27


1992 - September - Results
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1993 -September 17 - Results
1M - Edward Sheehan, Summerville MA - 1:08:30
1F - Bonnie McReynolds, Colchester NH - 1:21:19


1994 - September 21 - Results
1M - Gerry Clapper, Bucksport - 1:09:10
1F - Donna Hurley, no town - 1:30:03


1995 - September - Results
1M - Sam Wilber, Lincoln - 1:08:20
1F - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:18:11


1996 - September 21 - Results
1M - Robert Pierce, Alfred - 1:08:01
1F - Jo- Ann Nealey, Northport - 1:22:27


1997 - September - Results
1M - Byrne Decker, Yarmouth - 1:12:28
1F - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:17:06 (course record)


1998 - September 19 - Results
1M - Byrne Decker, Yarmouth - 1:13:02
1F - Anne Frame, Cambridge MA - 1:27:58


1999 - September 18 - Results
1M - Byrne Decker, Yarmouth - 1:12:19
1F - Kathleen Hall, Richmond VA - 1:32:02


2000 - September 16 - Results
1M - Byrne Decker, Yarmouth - 1:09:42
1F - Cynthia Gaudere, Hudson MA - 1:28:26


2001 - September 15 - Results
1M - Kevin Krause, Shoreham NY - 1:11:53
1F - Cynthia Gaudere, Hudson MA - 1:28:17


2002 - September 21 - Results
1M - Mike Payson, Falmouth - 1:13:03
1F - Donna Hurley, Spruce Head - 1:29:23


2003 - September 20 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:11:46
1F - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:21:20


2004 - September 18 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:09:37
1F - Christine Ganz, Mount Desert - 1:30:26


2005 - September 17 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:10:51
1F - Penny McDermott, Brighton MA - 1:23:28


2006 - September 16 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:11:35
1F - Christine Ganz, Mount Desert - 1:27:58


2007 - September 15 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:10:34
1F - Vanessa Brunton, Birch Harbor - 1:28:15


2008 - September 20 - Results
1M - Michael Bunker, Blowing Rock NC - 1:09:35
1F - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:24:40


2009 - September 19 -Results
1M - Louie Luchini, Ellsworth - 1:09:11
1F - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:29:17


2010 - September 18 - Results
1M - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:14:30
1F - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:26:33


2011 - September 17 - Results
1M - Robert Ashby, Brunswick - 1:18:39
1F - Amanda Labelle, Rockland - 1:27:37

 

2012 - September 15 - Results
1M - Robert Ashby, Brunswick - 1:18:20
1F - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:29:50

 

2013 - September 21 - Results
1M - PJ Gorneault, Caribou - 1:12:51
1F - Elizabeth Doherty, Lancaster PA - 1:24:45

 

2014 - September 14 - Results
1M - Mike MacKinnon, Miscouche PE - 1:16:21
1F - Christine Twining, Brunswick - 1:26:34

 

2015 -September 19 - Results
1M - Louie Luchini, Ellsworth - 1:13:48
1F - Christine Twining, Brunswick - 1:29:58

 

2016 - September 17 - Results
1M - Mike MacKinnon, Miscouche PE - 1:17:18
1F - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:32:04

 

2017 -September 16 -  Results
1M - Who will be the 40th year champions?
1F -

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Top Performances

MEN: (fastest known times)
1. 1991 - Paul McGovern, Lynn MA - 1:07:06
2. 1996 - Robert Pierce, Alfred - 1:08:01
3. 1995 - Sam Wilber, Lincoln - 1:08:20
4. 1993 - Edward Sheehan, Summerville MA - 1:08:30
5. 1994 - Gerry Clapper, Bucksport - 1:09:10
6. 2009 - Louie Luchini, Ellsworth - 1:09:11
7. 1991 - Tom Bowmaster, MA - 1:09:14
8. 1991 - Andy Palmer, Madawaska - 1:09:34
9. 2008 - Michael Bunker, Bucksport - 1:09:35
10. 2004 - Evan Graves, Bar Harbor - 1:09:37

WOMEN (fastest known times)
1. 1997 - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:17:06
2. 1995 - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:18:11
3. 1993 - Bonnie McReynolds, Colchester NH - 1:21:19
4. 2003 - Joan Benoit Samuelson, Freeport - 1:21:20
5. 1991 - Susan Hawkins, Little Deer Isle - 1:22:27
6. 1996 - Jo- Ann Nealey, Northport - 1:22:27
7. 2005 - Penny McDermott, Brighton MA - 1:23:28
8. 1980 - Robin Emery, Lamoine - 1:24:33
9. 2008 - Tammy Slusser, Monroeville PA - 1:24:40
10. 2013 - Elizabeth Doherty, Lancaster PA - 1:24:45

 

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Bar harbor half marathon • Since 1978

Mount Desert Island's second oldest race!

The Northeast Harbor Road Race is also celebrating their 40th running in 2017!