FUNDRAISING:
Beyond the Finish Line

Our Beyond the Finish Line Charity Fundraising Program helps give back to the many communities where we run.

Many of our charity partners provide goods, services and volunteers to help reach your goals and finish strong!

We encourage all participants to take part in our program in one way or another.


"Running for charity takes something that is inherently selfish and makes it selfless!"

There are three ways to Run MDI
Beyond
the Finish line:

1.) One-Time Donation: Select one of our Official Charity Partners from the list below to make a one-time donation.

2.) Fundraise in Support of an Official Charity Partner: Select one of our Official Charity Partners and click "fundraise for this campaign" from their crowdrise page (linked below). You will be guided through the process of setting up your personal fundraising page.

3.) Fundraise in Support of ANY Charity: Please visit crowdrise.com/runmdi and click the "set-up your fundraiser" button at the top of the page. You will be guided through the process of setting up your personal fundraising page.


ACADIA FAMILY CENTER

PO BOX 807 • SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME • 04679

Acadia Family Center provides prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for adolescents, adults, and families affected by substance abuse, chemical dependency, and related mental health disorders.

Acadia Family Center believes in a comprehensive full service approach to reducing the effects of substance abuse on Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities. We provide extensive strengths-based education & prevention programs in all MDI and outer island schools, area businesses and civic organizations.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Acadia Family Center.

2016 Fundraising Team:


ACADIA WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

PO BOX 207 • MT. DESERT, ME • 04660

Acadia Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation clinic and Nature Center located in Bar Harbor, Maine.

We treat native birds, mammals, and turtles with the goal of releasing healthy animals back to the wild.

Education programs in our Nature Center feature non-releasable animals and hands-on displays for all ages.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Acadia Wildlife Foundation.

2016 Fundraising Team:


Autism Society of Maine

72B Main Street • Winthrop, ME • 04364

The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Autism Society of Maine.

2016 Fundraising Team:


BETH C. WRIGHT
CANCER RESOURCE CENTER

PO BOX 322 • ELLSWORTH, ME • 04605

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center enhances the quality of life in our community by providing services that improve the health and well being of people in these communities. They expand the spectrum of health services and provide care to those in need while building partnerships that extend beyond the traditional health care to involve the total community.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.

2016 Fundraising Team:


CAMP BEECH CLIFF

PO BOX 381 • MT. DESERT, ME • 04660

Camp Beech Cliff provides outdoor education experiences that foster fun, teamwork, self esteem, leadership, positive decision-making and relationship development through physical and social growth. Primarily a resource for children, Camp Beech Cliff's flagship program is a traditional Maine summer day camp set on 50 wooded acres with shorefront and Echo Lake. Activities include swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts sports & games, outdoor living skills and nature. During the rest of the year, Camp Beech Cliff offers team building experiences on the (ropes) challenge course to schools and non-profit groups. Core values include taking personal responsibility, appreciating and enjoying the outdoors, contributing to community, and treating others with respect, tolerance and compassion.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Camp Beech Cliff.

2016 Fundraising Team:


COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC

105 EDEN STREET • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

College of the Atlantic enriches the liberal arts tradition through a distinctive educational philosophy - human ecology. A human ecological perspective integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to investigate - and ultimately improve - the relationships between human beings and our social and natural communities. The human ecological perspective guides all aspects of education, research, activism, and interactions among the college's students, faculty, staff, and trustees. The College of the Atlantic community encourages, prepares, and expects students to gain expertise, breadth, values, and practical experience necessary to achieve individual fulfillment and to help solve problems that challenge communities everywhere.

College of the Atlantic is an Official Event Sponsor and provides race weekend volunteers.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
College of the Atlantic.


Friends of the Ellsworth
Public Library

20 State Street • Ellsworth, ME • 04605

The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library are community members working on behalf of the library to raise funds and community awareness about the library.

Their purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the library; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library.


FRIENDS OF ACADIA

PO BOX 45 • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

Friends of Acadia preserves, protects, and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations. Friends of Acadia also provides a grant to the MDI Marathon to charter the Island Explorer buses that shuttle runners and spectators on race day between Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Friends of Acadia.

2016 Fundraising Team:


FRIENDS IN ACTION

PO BOX 1446 • ELLSWORTH, ME • 04605

Friends in Action offer free services to elderly and disabled residents of Hancock County so that they can live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Friends in Action.

2016 Fundraising Team:

 


HARBOR HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER

PO BOX 836 • SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME • 04679

Harbor House Community Center was founded in 1965 to provide a diversity of services that conserve and enrich the quality of life for all on Mount Desert Island. It is here that our love of community finds its fullest expression. Every Harbor House program and activity springs from common ideas, ideals and individual contributions. With six program areas and a roster of more than 60 health, fitness, educational, sports, community-based and youth-focused classes and activities, Harbor House serves every age group and every economic level.

Harbor House graciously co-hosts the Official Finish Line for all events.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Harbor House Community Center.


HEALTHY ACADIA

PO BOX 962 • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

We empower people and organizations to build healthy communities. Downeast Acadia is home to diverse, vibrant communities where healthful resources are available and people work together for the common good.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Healthy Acadia.


HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS Of
HANCOCK COUNTY

14 MCKENZIE AVENUE • ELLSWORTH, ME • 04605

Hospice of Hancock County serves individuals living at the end of life, their families and caregivers with free, non-medical support and comfort, and provides bereavement care.

Our guiding values are: Dedication to the preservation of individual dignity and quality of life; support for volunteers and the hospice team; hospice education and advocacy for the community we serve.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.

2016 Fundraising Team:


Island Connections

15 EAGLE LAKE ROAD • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

Island Connections seeks to provide free services to the elderly and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding off-shore islands what will enable them to live independently and with a strong quality of life. Island Connections recruits volunteers from all of the communities on Mount Desert Island to provide services on a one-on-one basis to those Island neighbors in need. These volunteers come from all walks of life and from all age groups. They are generous, caring people who have a genuine concern for helping others. Each volunteer is given orientation training before working with our neighbors.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Island Connections.

2016 Fundraising Team:


The JACKSON LABORATORY

600 MAIN STREET • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

The mission of The Jackson Laboratory is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease, and to enable research for the global biomedical community. Along with our research we provide scientific resources, techniques, software and data to scientists around the world. We breed and manage colonies of mice to supply other research institutions and laboratories. The Laboratory has made profound contributions to research and medicine through the years and its creative, collaborative research into human diseases and conditions such as cancer, diabetes and obesity continues the tradition. Twenty-four researchers won Nobel Prizes in Medicine or Physiology for research using inbred mice developed at The Jackson Laboratory, and two other Nobel Laureates have connections with the Laboratory.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
The Jackson Laboratory.


MAINE SEA COAST MISSION

127 WEST STREET • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

Through youth enrichment, health, direct service, and spiritual programs, the Maine Sea Coast Mission offers hope, encouragement, and help to children, families, the elderly, and their rural communities in Washington and Hancock Counties and on 10 midcoast and Downeast islands. Through our programs in Cherryfield, Maine, we offer assistance with home heating, Clothes for ME , housing repair, a food pantry, and community building through the Downeast Table of Plenty the Downeast Coffee House. Another vital part of our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield is the EdGE, an award-winning after-school and summer program that serves over 500 children in grades 4-12 along with their parents and teachers.

The Mission is also known for its Christmas program, which gives gifts to over 3,000 Mainers each year and its scholarship program that awards scholarships each year to over 100 high school graduates. In addition to these programs, the Mission's Sunbeam V travels regularly to the islands offering spiritual support, medical assistance, and a community meeting place for many islanders.

Maine Sea Coast Mission provides race weekend volunteers and its Sunbeam V has been known to cheer on runners from Somes Sound!

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Maine Seacoast Mission.

2016 Fundraising Team:


MDI BIOlogical LABoratory

PO BOX 35 • SALISBURY COVE, ME • 04672

The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.

Scientists and physicians from four Maine institutions: The MDI Biological Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine Medical Center and its research institution, have partnered together to translate laboratory discoveries in mice and zebrafish into improved therapeutic tools for patients for early diagnosis, treatment or prevention of chronic kidney disease in humans. This novel, collaborative approach is cost effective and has the ability to dramatically increase the speed of discovery.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
MDI Biological Laboratory.


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND
HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS

21 MAYFLOWER LANE • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

The Mount Desert Island High School Music Boosters are made up of parents, teachers, and others who sponsor the music program. Aside from financial support from the MDIHS Music Boosters, the band also receives their moral support. Student musicians have the opportunity to participate in a diverse array of groups including the concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, chorus, orchestra, and more. These music groups participate in state and regional festivals and competitions, and many of the MDIHS Music Boosters volunteer their time as chaperones. At the community level, the Boosters host several concert series and fundraisers.

The MDIHS Music Boosters hosts our Official Pre-Race Pasta Dinner as one of their many important fundraisers.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Island High School Music Boosters.


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PO BOX 653 • MOUNT DESERT, ME • 04660

Mount Desert Island Historical Society, founded in 1931, promotes the study and understanding of the people and the history of this island and of history's relevance today. We celebrate the lives of the people, their traditions, and the events that have shaped, and will continue to shape, island history.

MDI History sponsors two on-course bands on race day!

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Island Historical Society.

2016 Fundraising Team:


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL

PO BOX 8 • Bar Harbor, ME • 04609

Mount Desert Island Hospital and Health Centers enhance the quality of life in our communities by providing services that improve the health and well being of people in these communities. They expand the spectrum of health services and provide care to those in need while building partnerships that extend beyond traditional health care to involve the total community.

MDI Hospital also sponsors and staffs the Official Finish Line Medical Team.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Island Hospital.


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND - YMCA

21 PARK STREET • BAR HARBOR, ME • 04609

The mission of the of the Mount Desert Island-YMCA is to develop community, character, personal growth and wellness is spirit, mind, and body for the greater MDI community. For over ten decades the MDI-YMCA has been at the center of health & fitness, sports and recreational athletics on MDI. We've helped train five generations of young men and women to win gracefully, lose with dignity and, above all, enjoy the satisfaction of a personal best effort.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Island Marathon.

2016 Fundraising Team:


MOUNT DESERT NURSERY SCHOOL

PO BOX 24 • NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME • 04662

Mount Desert Nursery School has been providing quality childcare to Mount Desert Island and the surrounding areas since 1978. offering both a preschool/nursery school program as well as full time childcare. Our preschool program operates during the local school year from September until June. During July and August we offer a summer session which focuses on teaching the children about all the natural beauty coastal Maine has to offer.

Mount Desert Nursery School hosts the annual Marathon Banner Auction, and is the beneficiary of our Kids Run.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Nursery School.


MOUNT DESERT NURSING ASSOCIATION

PO Box 397 • NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME • 04662

Mount Desert Nursing Association is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Town of Mt. Desert's year-round and summer residents. It's skilled, caring nurses provide top quality health care to all ages without regard for ability to pay. As a private independent organization, the needs of the patient are always put first. The Mount Desert Nursing Association also supports community health by offering free preventative and educational programs.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Mount Desert Nursing Association.

2016 Fundraising Team:


THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

PO Box 332 • NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME • 04662

The Neighborhood House has served the residents of Mount Desert for nearly a century with numerous recreational, cultural, and educational events and activities. Built in 1903 and opening in 1905, the fundamental purpose is to serve as the community center for the year-round and summer residents of the of Mount Desert. Dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of community values and spirit of the town, The Neighborhood House serves all without regard to age or income.

The Neighborhood House is the Official Pre-Race Hospitality Host of our Half-Marathon.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
The Neighborhood House.

2016 Fundraising Team:


RUN MDI: BEYOND THE FINISH LINE

1369 ST HWY 102 • Bar HARBOR, ME • 04609

Run in support of the Mount Desert Island Marathon! Your fundraising efforts are truly a gift that keeps on giving! The Marathon has several fundraising opportunities for many local charitable organizations, including all of the charity partners of the Beyond the Finish Line: Charity Fundraising Program.

The Marathon also funds an annual scholarship for a graduating girl and boy at MDI High School who have demonstrated strength in running, academics, and student leadership.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of the
Mount Desert Island Marathon.

2016 Fundraising Team:


SPCA OF HANCOCK COUNTY

141 BAR HARBOR ROAD • TRENTON, ME • 04605

The SPCA of Hancock County is dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare through community education, advocacy and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes. We do not receive funding from state, federal government or other national organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In fact, the SPCA of Hancock County is supported entirely by voluntary donations from individuals and businesses.

The SPCA of Hancock County staffs our GU Energy station on Sargeant Drive.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
SPCA of Hancock County.

2016 Fundraising Team:


Special Olympics Maine

125 John Roberts Rd, #5
South Portland, ME • 04106

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage , experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Maine Special Olympics.

2016 Fundraising Team:


STANWOOD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

PO Box 485 • Ellsworth, ME • 04605

The 200-acre Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary-Birdsacre is dedicated to preserving the home and vision of pioneer ornithologist and photographer Cordelia J. Stanwood, as a living memorial to her achievements. Shelters for non-releasable birds are located around the Stanwood orchard, which surrounds Cordelia's 19th Century Homestead Museum and gardens, and a modern Nature Center that showcases a fine art and nature collection. In addition, the Sanctuary encourages conservation and protects open space by accepting, monitoring, and preserving land grants to help maintain the delicate balance between human development and the natural world.

Click HERE to create a personal fundraising page
or to make a one time donation in support of
Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary.