BAR HARBOR — COVID-19 concerns have led organizers to cancel this year’s Mount Desert Island Marathon.
The 19th running will not take place as originally planned, according to Team Run MDI 2021.
Organizers cited complications from the surge in coronavirus infections from the Delta variant as well as strained medical and emergency services in the community.
Director Gary Allen said the decision is “devastating,” but he does not want to risk further spread and overloading of the healthcare system.
Organizers sid registered participants will be offered “multiple solutions,” as soon as the race staff catches up with these changes.
The 2021 event was scheduled for Sunday, October 17.
The 2022 marathon is still scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16. at this time.