The MDI Marathon route has many great places to take in all the action, but the designated MDI Marathon Spectator Zones are places we highly recommend to whoop it up with hundreds of others!
Bring you enthusiasm or even your musical instruments and cheer on the runners!
NOTE: NO VEHICLES are permitted to follow the MDI Marathon route leaving Bar Harbor on Route 3. You will be stopped and have to turn around if you try.
Instead, please follow the routes below to successfully spectate the race and meet your runner at the finish line in Southwest Harbor.
Due to the nature of our point-to-point and the roads of Mount Desert Island, the spectator zones are listed in order of how you will reach them by car.
Spectators are an important compliment to our race. Please watch for and report any downed or disoriented runners. There are Ham Radio personnel stationed at many points along the course.
In the event of an emergency call 911.
Finally, as you will be driving on some parts of the marathon course, doing so with safety flashers on will help inform competitors that you are part of the race as well as helping to slow
other traffic. Please drive slowly. If you stop to cheer ALWAYS pull off on the opposite side of the road where runners are present.
DO NOT BLOCK THE MARATHON COURSE OR MAKE RUNNERS GO AROUND YOUR VEHICLE!!! Pay attention!!!