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Portland Kids Duathlon
July 15th, 2018
Portland’s first duathlon race for kids gives young people ages 5-12 an opportunity to participate in the fast growing world of multi-sport. The run, bike, run format of a duathlon is fun and approachable for all.
For more information and to register: portlandkidsduathlon.com

Jun
30
Sat
Beauty Walk: Scarborough @ Fuller Farm Preserve
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Beauty Walk: Scarborough @ Fuller Farm Preserve | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Rendezvous in the parking area. For more information on the Fuller Farm Preserve: http://scarboroughlandtrust.org/slt-trails/fuller-farm-preserve/.

Walking conversation and nature activities through woods around the island ending with return to rendezvous point. Led by Anne.

Dress for the weather. Stay hydrated.

For humans trying to make the world a more beautiful place to live, and who sometimes get burnt out by their efforts. Come together with other justice-oriented souls and share some wilderness wisdom. Come together with other world-weary souls for some solidarity to keep burning bright.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2011257995755815/

Jul
21
Sat
City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt @ Portland Gear Hub
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt @ Portland Gear Hub | Portland | Maine | United States

Portland Trails’ City at Your Feet is a cross-town scavenger hunt and people-powered trail adventure. Teams compete to crack as many clues as possible and gain points for finding unique locations along the trail network, all while traveling car-free throughout the city. Whether you walk, or bike, bus or pogo-stick, City at Your Feet will get you and your friends and family out the door and exploring all the incredible sights that Portland Trails has to offer!

You can participate in teams of 2 to 6 participants.
Meet for the start and for the after party at Portland Gear Hub (155 Washington Ave)
Top teams will win prizes from local businesses for fun activities and multi-modal adventures! This year’s prizes have been donated by:
Bayside Bowl
Casco Bay Lines
Concord Coach Lines
Happy Wheels Skate Center
Portland Paddle
State Theatre

Rain or shine. Open to all ages, but each team MUST include one adult age 21 or older.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/2069214416682618/

Jul
22
Sun
Springvale Farm Walk @ Multiple farms in Springvale
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Springvale Farm Walk @ Multiple farms in Springvale  | Sanford | Maine | United States

Where:
Farms on Hanson Ridge and Deering Neighborhood Springvale (via one-day-only landowner permission and Sanford Trails).

When:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018

What:
Self-guided walk through fields, orchards, pasture and woods beginning at McDougal Orchards and ending at Blueberry Bend. The route connects to 10 farms and measures 4.5 miles from start to finish. Want to make a day of it? Walk the full 9 miles and support your local farms and trails!

Dogs:
Dogs on leashes and owners who pick up after them are welcome.

Breakfast:
Served by Three Rivers Land Trust from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at McDougal Orchards. Price is $8, children under 5 are free.

Parking Options:
– Mousam Valley Mushrooms, 21-B Blanchard Road
– Rivard Farm, 110 Blanchard Road
(Drop a vehicle at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley, catch a shuttle back to the start at McDougal’s, and walk toward your car: 4.5 miles)
– McDougal Orchards, 202 Hanson Ridge Road
(Park at McDougal’s, walk to Blueberry Bend, and then walk back the way you came to return to your vehicle: 9 miles)

Other:
Shuttle service is available and made possible by your generous donation. It is recommended that your group be prepared to wait at shuttle stops or plan ahead by dropping a car off in advance at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley Mushrooms.

Bring a backpack, as each farm along the way sells their produce, meats, dairy, and/or prepared food. Most farms also provide their own unique, refreshing beverage! Lamb BBQ will be available for lunch purchases at Noon Family Sheep Farm from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Springvale Farm Walk is a one-day-only event – most of the Farm Walk traverses private property that is NOT available for recreation except for on this one day. Enjoy the walk, respect landowners, and pick up a Sanford Trails map at McDougal’s to find out where you can walk, bike, or ride in the future!

This event is held rain or shine – pack accordingly!

Sep
15
Sat
River Jam 5k Run/Walk @ Clifford Park Entrance
Sep 15 all-day
River Jam 5k Run/Walk @ Clifford Park Entrance | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Early Bird Rate Through May 15. First 100 runners will receive a beautiful, free, tech t-shirt!

Heart of Biddeford is excited to present the River Jam 5K, a fun run (or walk!) through historic downtown Biddeford! The run starts at Clifford Park and ends at Mechanics Park, where there will be a full day and evening of River Jam activities! Prizes in 6 adult categories plus 2 kid categories!

The 5K will benefit Heart of Biddeford, a Main Street community organization that works to foster economic development and improve the downtown and quality of life within its boundaries.

Registration is $20, and includes a free tech t-shirt (Early Bird discount of $5 until May 15). On-site registration available from 7-8 a.m. on race day for $25.

The course starts at the entrance to Clifford Park on Pool St, and heads west on Pool for 0.3 miles. Runners will turn left onto Hill Street for 0.93 miles then turn right at Saint Louis Field onto West Street for 0.51 miles. At the intersection, runners will turn right onto Alfred Street for 1.15 miles before curving right onto Main St. After turning right onto Main St., runners will turn right again onto Water Street, and finish in front of Mechanics Park.

FMI: runsignup.com/race/me/biddeford/hobriverjam5k

Sep
16
Sun
5K Race for Recovery @ Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am

Wellspring’s 3rd Annual Race for Recovery will take place on September 16th, 2018. Keep an eye out for updates!

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/2084865131798953/