Black Fly Athletics

A Crow athletics Partnership


College of the Atlantic & Crow Athletics have formed an innovative collaboration that will expand the fitness and athletics presence at COA with a specific focus on running!

Much like COA, Crow Athletics has steadily grown from humble beginnings on Mount Desert Island to one of the USA’s most recognized running clubs. Our unique and fresh approach has helped create many of Maine and North America's most well-known events, including the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon and the Millinocket Marathon, which has helped transform a struggling mill town in Northern Maine into a nationally recognized endurance sports destination!

This partnership helps guide a grassroots effort to create an expanded and enhanced athletic presence at COA, and much like both organizations, this exciting pairing creates an environment for our presence and our partnership to grow.

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Immediate Goals

  • Attract more student athletes.

  • Attract faculty & staff athletes.

  • Attract alumni athletes.

  • Co-organize running events.

  • Co-host group runs starting at the COA campus.
    Click HERE for the Black Fly Facebook Group.

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Team Benefits

  • Current COA students - FREE Crow Athletics club membership while attending College of the Atlantic.

  • Faculty/Staff/Family/Friend of COA - Complimentary one year Crow Athletics membership.

  • Local race and gear discounts.

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Future Goals & Plans

  • Co-host speakers to help grow the program.

  • Competitive athletics teams.

  • Develop athletic scholarships.

  • and more!

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COA Black Fly Team Singlet

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Join Team Black Fly

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Black Fly Athletics • College of the Atlantic

in partnership with crow athletics

Crow Athletics is proud to host the Bridge the Gap Race, the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay, the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon, and the FREE Millinocket Marathon & Half.