The Great Run, 2015 & 2016 - Great Cranberry Island Maine

Few places you will ever run or visit have the long running history of our small tranquil Maine island. Great Cranberry Island is easily accessible by boat (ferry), but it will make you feel as if you are very far away from the often hurried & frenzied pace of the rest of the world. Great Cranberry is located just off-shore from Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. The original Great Cranberry 5k held in the 70s & 80s quickly gained a cult fan following.

The Great Run was held for only two years. It was held in the summer of 2015 and 2016 and it made a significant impact on the Maine running scene. The race was created by the same team behind the legendary Great Cranberry Island 50K Ultra Marathon,  first held in 2007 until 2013. The GCI Ultra was named "Best Race Ever!" by Runner's World. It was named the Road Runners Club of America National Ultra Championship at the final running of our 50K in 2013.
That event was subsequently voted the RRCA Road Race of the Year.

One of the most notable competitors to compete in both editions of the Great Run is Michael Westphal. If you haven't seen his inspiring story we'd encourage you to do so now.
Click HERE to view.

We'll be back AUGUST 17-19 2018 with an exciting brand new event!


Full results from The Great Run Marathon, Ultra & Relay, circa 2015 & 2016.

June 18, 2016

2016 Marathon Results2016 Photos

26.2 PODIUM MEN
1 Matt Pelletier 2:39:58*
2 Bronson Venable 2:45:30
3 Chris Bauernfield 3:24:27 *course record

26.2 PODIUM WOMEN
1 Maria Vicens 3:43:13*
2 Danielle Sterling 3:43:37
3 Jeckley Vendola 3:47:52
*course record

26.2 FINISHERS
Men 14
Women 12
Total 26

6HR PODIUM MEN
1 Nick Brown
     34.2-miles (5:55:33)
2 Brian Walfield
     34.2-miles (5:57:55)
3 Joshua Torrance
     30.2-miles (5:21:53)

6HR PODIUM WOMEN
1 Leah Frost
     46.2-miles (5:50:47)*
2 Maddy Hribar
     42.2-miles (5:41:17)
3 Jennifer Vandongen
     38.2-miles (5:33:34)
*course record

6HR FINISHERS
Men 15
Women 15
Finishers 30

6HR RELAY PODIUM
1 The Bruised Toe Stop - 46.2 miles (5:44:58)
2 Team TRoMM - 46.2 miles (5:53:38)
3 WarHammers - 42.2 miles (5:41:03)

6HR RELAY FINISHERS
Teams 10


26.2 PODIUM MEN
1 Chris Hill 3:25:39
2 Michael Westphal 3:32:56
3 Jonathan Hogue 3:44:41

26.2 PODIUM WOMEN
1 Rebeccah Geib 3:49:30
2 Katja Fox 3:52:44
3 Bette Clark 3:58:17

26.2 FINISHERS
Men 19
Women 10
Total 29

6HR PODIUM MEN
1 Kevin Shelton-Smith
     42.2-miles (5:34:22)*
2 Sean Dixon
     38.2-miles (5:40:59)
3 Timothy Cushing
     34.2-miles (5:27:06)
*course record

6HR PODIUM WOMEN
1 Leah Frost
     42.2-miles (5:34:49)
2 Maddy Hribar
     42.2-miles (5:45:47)
3 Emmanuelle Dudon
     34.2-miles (5:21:20)

6HR FINISHERS
Men 15
Women 14
Finishers 29

6HR RELAY PODIUM
1 Moderately Fast Feet - 46.2 miles (5:34:11)*
2 Midcoast Maniacs! - 42.2 miles (5:32:17)
3 WarHammer - 42.2 miles (5:45:47)
*course record

6HR RELAY FINISHERS
Teams 12


#rungci • 2015 & 2016

this event is organized by Crow Athletics, host running club of the July 4th Relay, Down East Sunrise Trail Relay and the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon.