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Bar Harbor Half Marathon
September 16, 2023
Bar Harbor, ME
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About The Bar Harbor Half Marathon
The Bar Harbor Half Marathon is one of the most scenic races in Maine, and attracts runners from all over the world. The race takes place on September 16th, 2023 and starts near downtown Bar Harbor. From there, it follows a challenging route around Acadia National Park before heading toward the coastline for some spectacular views.
The course itself is relatively flat with plenty of gradual inclines as you traverse your way through Acadia’s thick forested areas and back out along its rocky shoreline. The trail offers plenty of natural beauty to take in while running – so if you’re looking for a peaceful yet invigorating experience then this is definitely worth considering!
Typical weather that time of year will be warm but not too hot due to coastal breezes coming off the water which makes for ideal running conditions; however, it can still get quite humid so make sure you come prepared with proper hydration gear and sunscreen! Crowds are usually full of cheering friends and family who line up along sections of the route to encourage their loved ones on during the race.
What really sets this half marathon apart from other races though is the post-race festivities that take place at Agamont Park where runners can enjoy local music, food vendors, activities for kids (and adults!), and even a beer garden set up specifically for those who have finished their run! It’s also a great opportunity to explore more of what Bar Harbor has to offer after your big day out!
Overall, if you’re looking for an enjoyable yet challenging race with stunning scenery then I highly recommend signing up for Bar Harbor Half Marathon – it’ll be an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss out on!