July 4th Relay
COURSE INFO

The 100-kilometer relay route encircles picturesque Mount Desert Island, while running through each and every town and village, including countless scenic vistas framed by the spectacular beauty of Acadia National Park.


Leg One

GPS: 44.43067, -68.26748
DISTANCE: 5.24-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Start at Mainley Meat BBQ, located on Route 3, across Pirate's Cove mini golf.
  • Continue STRAIGHT on Route 3 toward Bar Harbor.
  • Turn LEFT on West Street.
  • Turn RIGHT on Main Street.
  • Main Street turns into Route 3.
  • Continue STRAIGHT on Route 3.
  • Handoff to LEG 2 just beyond the Village Green at the MDI Marathon starting line.

LEG ONE RECORD HOLDER: David Wilson, Crow Athletics (2014) - 27:37
 


Leg Two

GPS: 44.38690,-68.20404
DISTANCE: 8.45-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Continue STRAIGHT on Route 3.
  • Turn LEFT Cooksey Drive.
  • Take next two LEFT turns.
  • Turn LEFT at the stone fountain in Seal Harbor and rejoin Route 3.
  • Handoff to LEG 3 just beyond the fountain.

LEG TWO RECORD HOLDER: Robert Gomez, Maine-iacs (2011) – 47:24


Leg THREE

GPS: 44.29638,-68.23924
DISTANCE: 8.99-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Continue STRAIGHT on Route 3.
  • Turn LEFT on Route 198 just past Asticou Inn, heading toward Northeast Harbor.
  • Follow Main Street STRAIGHT through downtown Northeast Harbor.
  • Main Street becomes Rock End Road, keep the Neighborhood house on your left.
  • Turn LEFT on Maple Lane.
  • Turn RIGHT on South Shore Road.
  • South Shore Road becomes Manchester Road.
  • Bear LEFT on Sargeant Drive.
  • Handoff to LEG 4 at the end of Sargeant Drive/ Route 198 intersection.

LEG THREE RECORD HOLDER: Jeff Sprague, Spudland Racers (2008) – 49:52


Leg Four

GPS: 44.34670,-68.30067
LOCATION: 298 Sound Drive • Mount Desert, Maine
DISTANCE: 9.05-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Turn LEFT on Route 198.
  • Turn LEFT on Butler Road.
  • Turn LEFT and rejoin Route 198.
  • Turn LEFT at traffic light on Route 102 in Somesville.
  • Keep straight on Route 102 into Southwest Harbor.
  • Handoff to LEG 5 just past flashing light at Clark Point Road in downtown Southwest Harbor.

LEG FOUR RECORD HOLDER: Jeff Sprague, Maine-iacs (2011) – 49:39


Leg FIVE

GPS: 44.27976,-68.32596
DISTANCE: 6.43-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102.
  • Turn LEFT on Route 102-A toward Manset/Seawall.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102-A.
  • Bear RIGHT past Bass Harbor Light road.
  • Handoff to LEG 6 at the Bass Harbor Post Office.

LEG FIVE RECORD HOLDER: Judson Cake, Maine-iacs, 2011 – 34:19


Leg Six

GPS: 44.23777,-68.34424
DISTANCE: 5.53-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Turn LEFT on Flat Iron Road, by Captain Nemo's.
  • Bear LEFT to rejoin Route 102, toward Tremont.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102.
  • Continue STRAIGHT past first Kelly Town Road intersection.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102.
  • Handoff to LEG 7 at second Kelly Town Road intersection.

LEG SIX RECORD HOLDER: Robert Gomez, Spudland Racers, 2008 – 30:52


Leg SEVEN

GPS: 44.28037,-68.39977
DISTANCE: 8.40-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102.
  • Turn LEFT on Indian Point Road.
  • Continue LEFT down the hill, following Indian Point Road.
  • Bear RIGHT, following Indian Point Road.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Indian Point Road.
  • Handoff to LEG 8 at Oak Hill Road intersection.

LEG SEVEN RECORD HOLDER: Thomas Beckum, Spudland Racers, 2008 – 48:45


Leg EIGHT

GPS: 44.38312,-68.36092
DISTANCE: 5.76-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Keep STRAIGHT on Indian Point Road.
  • Turn LEFT on Route 102/198.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 102/198.
  • Runners need to CAREFULLY cross the road and run with traffic BEFORE the intersection and traffic light at the head of MDI. (Watch for painted marks in the road.)
  • Turn RIGHT and run WITH traffic to the traffic lights.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Route 3, heading toward Bar Harbor.
  • After negotiating the course turns and traffic pattern at the head of MDI, runners need to carefully cross the road again, so that they are running FACING traffic.
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 3.
  • Handoff to LEG 9 at Bayview Drive intersection, just beyond Northeast Creek and the Pooler Farm, on your left.

LEG EIGHT RECORD HOLDER: New leg record set in 2015!


Leg Nine

GPS: 44.428711, -68.323513
DISTANCE: 4.12-miles - click HERE to view on MapMyRun with elevation profile.

  • Follow Bayview Drive.
  • Keep STRAIGHT thru intersection with Hadley Point Road.
  • Bayview Drive rejoins Route 3. (Turn LEFT onto Route 3.)
  • Turn LEFT onto Old Bar Harbor Road. (Watch for MDI Bio Lab sign.)
  • Keep STRAIGHT thru intersection with Norway Drive.
  • Old Bar Harbor Road rejoins Route 3. (Turn LEFT onto Route 3 – be sure to follow Old Bar Harbor Road all the way to Route 3, avoiding Sand Point Road.)
  • Keep STRAIGHT on Route 3 to the FINISH LINE back at Mainely Meat BBQ!

LEG NINE RECORD HOLDER: New leg record set in 2015!


#MDIRelay • July 4, 2016

This event is organized by Crow Athletics, host running club of The Great Run, Down East Sunrise Trail Relay, and the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon.