Mary Parker worked for Island Connections as the Transportation Coordinator for 7 years before she had to step down as a result of her cancer diagnosis and treatment schedule. The Annual Running for Rides Race was created to honor and celebrate Mary's passion for Island Connections, its mission, and  the volunteers who provide the rides for the Island community.

The 3rd Annual Running for Rides/Mary Parker Memorial Race will take place Saturday, October 13th, and is for runners, walkers and furry friends on a leash. This is a 5K, and starts at 8AM at Pat's Pizza in Bar Harbor.

Registration is $20 and all proceeds benefit Island Connections. To register click HERE. For more information call Island Connections at 207-288-4457.

Island Connections provides free transportation and other services to seniors and people with disabilities from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands to enhance their independence and quality of life by utilizing their core group of dedicated volunteers