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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 15, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 48°F (8°C)
Average High: 55°F (12°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.85
Course Score: 96.85

Race Size

2016: 768 Finishers
2015: 656 Finishers
2014: 611 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9%
2015: 12%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Mount Desert Island is a challenging, hilly course. Runners will earn their PRs and BQs here.


Marathon Rankings

The Mount Desert Island Marathon was the 103rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 120th largest in 2015.

Last year 9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Mount Desert Island Marathon the 243rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 126th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 96.85 ranks it as the 380th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Maine.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Mount Desert Island Marathon a PR Score of 96.85. This PR Score ranks it as the 341st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Maine.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 249 feet (75m)
Min Elevation: 6 feet (1m)

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Recent Mount Desert Island Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 21 Reviews
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review of 2016 Mount Desert Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Georgeous Coastal Marathon in Maine!

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review of 2016 Mount Desert Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Great course.

Race Tips

Be prepared for all kinds of weather.

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Everywhere is great!



review of 2016 Mount Desert Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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The course, fans cheering along the way and the islands enthusiasm makes this one of the best!

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review of 2016 Mount Desert Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Gorgeous scenery!!! Small entry limit compared to many. Delicious post-race food & beer!!

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Stay in Bar Harbor the night before the race! You an walk to the start!

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review of 2016 Mount Desert Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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Scenic - rolling hills - New England in the Fall! And a great group of runners

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Finish Time Equivalent

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