May 16th, 2023
These are the start times for the 2023 running of Acadia Cross Island: CLICK HERE (Make sure you click on the 2023 ACI tab)
As the start line in Seal Cove is a dirt road with no parking next to people's homes, it is important that you do not go to the start line unless it's within your group to start. There simply isn't parking for everyone and to go to the start and bring crews and families. So please just get dropped off and have friends meet you at a future early location with better parking. Long Pond or Echo Lake are better spots in the first few miles than the actual start line.
1 Darron Collins -5:45 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time -11:15:00
2 Matt Delaney -5:45 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 11:15:00
3 Tom St. Germain - 5:45 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 11:15:00
4 Brandon Chase - 6:00 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 11:00:00
5 Lori Alley - 6:00 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time -11:00:00
6 Amber Hachey - 6:00 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 11:00:00
7 Evan Boudreau - 6:15 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 10:45:00
8 Dawson Mossman -6:15 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 10:45:00
9 Drew Dawson - 6:15 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time -10:45:00
10 Jeremy Dougherty - 6:30 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 10:30:00
11 Jenn Britz - 7:00 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 10:00:00
12 Harley Brown - 7:15 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 9:45:00
13 Tim Lock - 7:20 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 9:40:00
14 Abe Philbrook - 7:25 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 9:35:00
15 Tom Merrow - 7:45 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 9:15:00
16 Dylan Brann - 8:20 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 8:40:00
17 Tim McDonough - 8:45 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 8:15:00
18 Eric Mauricette -8:50 AM Start Time - Expected Run Time - 8:10:00
19 Peter Philbrook -9:25 AM - Start Time - Expected Run Time - 7:35:00
AID STATION & CREW ACCESS
There are several locations that your friends and crew can access the course and see you. However, there are only four locations you can give them food and water support. Any additional visits, water, gear swaps, or food offerings outside of those four locations would be considered an unfair advantage you are getting that others are not. We all would like to carry as little water as possible and run light, but when one person gets support every few miles and others are carrying all their gear, it's a distinct and unfair advantage. So the only spots you can receive aid are:
St. Saveaur parking lot on route 3 Mile 7- Peter will leave his pickup there (there is rarely other cars there.)
Flying Mountain Mile 13 - (This is the car location to drive around to the other side. Keep aid supplies in your car/crew and most people finish Flying Mountain ONB and jump straight into their cars and drive around Somes Sound and refuel on the drive.)
Bubble Rock Parking Lot Aid - Mile 22.4 (usually a parked car with aid in the back. Mark is leaving his vehicle there, Black Suburu Outback, New Brunswick plates)
Cadillac Mountain Summit - Mile 25.5 (water fountains, bathrooms are here)
The Tarn - Mile 28 (we'll drop a cooler and aid in the bushes here again like last year)
If anyone wants to volunteer to be an additional aid station or put an additional drop at additional locations that everyone could use, that is ideal and certainly welcomed. Long Pond or Echo Lake early on are helpful locations for early aid to cut that 13 mile in smaller chunks. Otherwise, we'll plan to have our normal 4 locations where you can refuel and get more water.
We do not kayak across the Sound any longer as the tide schedule is too fast and its hard to plan access out of Fernald Cove since its a mud flat in low tide. So here are the logistics that need to be worked out:
You need to be at the start line on the west side of the island to race.
You run 13 miles east to Flying Mountain Trail head. (Small parking lot with about 8 parking spots.)
You need to drive or be driven 10 miles around Somes Sound (takes 20 minutes almost every time) to the Northeast Harbor Golf Course parking lot. You will jump on the trail you can see from the parking lot and start the east side crossing from here.
You will need to go from the finish line at Fabri Picnic area BACK to Northeast Harbor to pick up your car from the golf course parking lot.
So to do these shuttles first you need to figure out how you are going to get around the Sound. Are you driving yourself or is someone driving you? If you are driving yourself, you need to meet at the Flying Mountain Trailhead and leave your car there (packed with your resupply food and water for that mile 13 aid and 20 minute drive around) before your start time. We usually cobble together a volunteer to drive runners from Flying Mountain to the starting line. That way there are no cars at the start (going all the way back to the west side to get your car at night after running this is not fun) and your car is waiting for you at Flying Mountain.
If someone is driving you and they can also drive you straight to the start and then meet you and drive you around from Flying Mountain to the Golf Course...that's ideal.
Most people drive themselves and we do the shuttle from Flying Mountain to the start. So with the groups of people starting together, please coordinate amongst yourselves who can shuttle who and as it gets closer we can fill in the gaps. (See: My wife becomes the shuttle driver...)
The final shuttle challenge is when you finish the race and your car is at the golf course about 20 minutes away. I think I picked my truck up the next day last year and it was OK with the golf course (as in they didn't tow me) but that's a final piece for those that really need their car that night.
FINISH LINE & DROP BAGS
As the finish are bathrooms, picnic tables and lots of parking and we'll collect up some finish line food the day before (Friday) so that we have some food for the finish. We also can take on Friday any finish line drop bags you want waiting for you. They all go in my wife's van and she'll be there at the finish. So if you want a drop back at the finish, please get it to me Friday afternoon.
I think that about covers it for now.
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