Great Cranberry 100
Few places on earth have the long running history of Great Cranberry Island, Maine. The newest incarnation of running heaven is the Great Cranberry 100-Miler!
This event is FREE!!!
That's right, we're pulling a Millinocket and making our event free!
Not only will it be free, but it will be totally old school! Some of you might remember the days of paper race applications? For the Great Cranberry 100 competitors will need to send us a S.A.S.E. (self addressed stamped envelope) to even get a race application! These must be completed and promptly returned to get signed up.
Paper Race app
Submitting an application does NOT guarantee acceptance into the race. Photocopies of this application will NOT be accepted. Only 100 race applications will be released.
To request a paper application, send a S.A.S.E. to the following address, postmarked by June 15th, 2018:
Crow Athletics / GCI 100
1369 State Highway 102, suite #1
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
>> must be postmarked by 6/15/18 <<
Confirmed runners for the GCI 100 are listed below in order of application request. (last updated 7/30/2018)
Nick Brown - Ellsworth, ME
Kenneth Kirsch - Hamilton, NJ
Andrew Kraus - South Portland, ME
Rebeccah Geib - Bar Harbor, ME
Dylan Brann - Bar Harbor, ME
Dan King - Kennebunk, ME
Aimee Shiling - East Canton, OH
no application available
Ned Swain - Cranberry Isles, ME
Todd Reutlinger - Portland, ME
David Goodrich - Houlton, ME
Brad Lombardi - Jensen Beach, FL
Owen McQuarrie - Presque Isle, ME
Steve Bender - Newark, NJ
Jeffrey VanCuran - Kileen, TX
Bryan O'Keefe - Billerica, MA
John Brindamour - Narragansett, RI
Michael Wardian - Arlington, VA
Madelyn McCarthy - Newbury, MA
last updated 7/30/2018
Runners MUST start at 12-noon on Friday to be included in results.
There is a mandatory pre-race briefing at 11:00am before the run.
All runners must be self supported with fluids, food, and gear for the duration of their run. There will be tables on the course located at the start/finish line.
Runners must have a minimum of one support crew, although we strongly recommend bringing at least two crew members. 100-miles is a long way and two people will ensure split shifts for sleep during the night.
Timing sheets (provided) must be completed by support crew upon the completion of each 4-mile lap at the start/finish line. Failure to turn in a completed time sheet will result in a DQ.
There will also be a google doc HERE and times should be added by crews using personal smart-phones, tablets.
There is a 30-hour time limit. Time checks are as follows:
Mile - h:mm:ss: ➤ time of day
Mile 4 - 1:12:00 ➤ 1:12pm (fri)
Mile 8 - 2:24:00 ➤ 2:24pm (fri)
Mile 12 - 3:36:00 ➤ 3:36pm (fri)
Mile 16 - 4:48:00 ➤ 4:48pm (fri)
Mile 20 - 6:00:00 ➤ 6:00pm (fri)
Mile 24 - 7:12:00 ➤ 7:12pm (fri)
Mile 28 - 8:24:00 ➤ 8:24pm (fri)
Mile 32 - 9:36:00 ➤ 9:36pm (fri)
Mile 36 - 10:48:00 ➤ 10:48pm (fri)
Mile 40 - 12:00:00 ➤ 12:00am (midnight)
Mile 44 - 13:12:00 ➤ 1:12am (sat)
Mile 48 - 14:24:00 ➤ 2:24am (sat)
Mile 52 - 15:36:00 ➤ 3:36am (sat)
Mile 56 - 16:48:00 ➤ 4:48am (sat)
Mile 60 - 18:00:00 ➤ 6:00am (sat)
Mile 64 - 19:12:00 ➤ 7:12:00am (sat)
Mile 68 - 20:24:00 ➤ 8:24am (sat)
Mile 72 - 21:36:00 ➤ 9:36am (sat)
Mile 76 - 22:48:00 ➤ 10:48am (sat)
Mile 80 - 24:00:00 ➤ 12:00pm (sat)
Mile 84 - 25:12:00 ➤ 1:00pm (sat)
Mile 88 - 26:24:00 ➤ 2:24pm (sat)
Mile 92 - 27:36:00 ➤ 3:36pm (sat)
Mile 96 - 28:48:00 ➤ 4:48pm (sat)
Mile 100 - 30:00:00 ➤ 6:00pm (sat)
Overnight runners MUST have a working headlamp, a blinking tail light and a reflective vest worn 1/2 hr before sunset which occurs at 6:37 pm and until 1/2 hr after sunrise, at 4:39 am. If runners are seen by a race official or reported by other participants as not wearing appropriate night gear the competitor may be DQd
Support crews must wear reflective vests during the same overnight hrs.
Ahhhhhmazing belt buckles to finishers!
Keep checking back for more event details!
Free camping for runners and crews is located near the start finish area.
Camping is available for Friday and Saturday Nights.
There will be a bonfire near the camping area.
Bring everything you might need or wish you had.
This is a real island, you can't drive your car here unless it floats. Don't worry just get on a boat (see below) and we'll help get you from the dock to the race start once you get here.
Runners wishing to do training runs or run lessor distances are most welcome!
Support crews are encouraged to bring well stocked pop up tents to set up on the course (near the start finish area) to support their runners.
Please bring your imagination, your frisbees, musical instruments or whatever and come enjoy our island!
The Great Cranberry 100 runs from noon on Friday until 6:00 pm on Saturday, a 30 hour course time limit.
RACE START DATE: Friday August 17th, 2018
>> START TIME: 12:00pm-noon
RACE FINISH DATE: Saturday August 18th, 2018
>> COURSE CLOSE TIME: 6:00pm
START LOCATION: Great Cranberry Island, Maine • 04625
RACE DISTANCE: 100 Miles
LIVE GCI WEATHER: HERE
The start/finish/course support area is located in front of the Church and Community Center on the main paved road. Each circuit is 4-miles.
Friday Dinner - 6pm
Saturday Breakfast - 6am
Victory Dinner - 7pm
Sunday Breakfast - 7AM
There will community meals served on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (see times in red). (prep time begins approx 1 hour before) Crews will work together to prepare food to be shared. (Note: This is located right at the start/finish line)
Registered runners and their support crews (ONLY) will have access to a community kitchen located at the start/finish line. We have the ability to cook and refrigerate items.
Participants must bring food. We highly recommend pre made casseroles, quiches, salads and dishes with a minimum of preparation time, plus beverages.
We recommend planning with other participants as to who is bringing what so we don't end up with limited ingredients (ie I will bring pasta, I will bring salad... bacon, eggs etc etc)
Attendees should use this google doc HERE to plan who is bringing what for supplies.
We will supply cooking pots, coffee makers, plates, paper products and eating utensils.
The kitchen MUST be left cleaner than we find it.
From Northeast Harbor, Maine (NEH)
From Southwest Harbor (SWH) & Manset, Maine
Cranberry Cove Fares and Schedule: HERE
Parking in SWH & Manset: HERE
Cranberry Cove Office Phone: (207) 244-5882
Water Taxi - Between Any Two harbors
Great Cranberry Island has a long and storied running history! Click below to see pictures, video and more from past events. All races have followed the same 2-mile stretch of road, and the new 100-miler will, too!
Great Cranberry Road Race & 5k
Great Cranberry Island Ultra 50K
Held from 2007-2013
Click HERE to learn more
The Great Run
Held in 2015-2016
Click HERE to learn more
Michael Wardian (44) Arlington, VA — 15:29:59
Bradford Lombardi (49) Jensen Beach, FL — 24:21:05
Nick Brown (31) Ellsworth, ME — 27:39:42
Rebeccah Geib (29) Bar Harbor, ME — 28:02:57
Dylan Brann (30) Bar Harbor, ME — 28:02:57
Bryan O'Keefe (35) Billerica, MA — 29:19:08