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May
23
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Join Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster Running for a fun, casual 6-week trail training series each Wednesday April 18 to May 23 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Each week, runners of all levels can start their run between 4:30 and 6pm. Volunteers from Midcoast Conservancy and Trail Monster will time everyone so that results can be compared week to week. We will have 3 and 6 mile courses marked. You’re encouraged to sign-up for all 6 weeks, but day-of registrations will be accepted.
$20 for members, $30 for non-members, $8 drop- in

Child care will be available for a fee of $5 per child.

Well behaved dogs that are under owner control at all times are welcome.

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-2/

Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness  | Gorham | Maine | United States

Happy Hour Fitness: Wednesdays from 6-7pm starting May 2, 2018! This class will be the happiest hour of your day! This circuit style class will use a variety of equipment and body weight exercises to get your heart pumping while building muscle and functional core strength!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair! Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based, outdoor yoga in Payson Park every Wednesday from from May 16th – August.

Wednesdays
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $15 // JCA fitness passes accepted

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1117704805039064/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
24
Thu
Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 24 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

May
25
Fri
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

>Historic Workouts is working with the Town of Kennebunk this year for beach classes! Pilates Strength and Core will take place every Friday morning at Kennebunk Beach (Gooches Beach by the Seaside Inn) in Kennebunk, Maine at 8:30AM from May 25 through September 7 (4 sessions).

This 60-minute awesome beach workout is designed for all fitness levels that begins with a proper warm-up followed by an energetic and intense mat-based, Pilates inspired, strength training workout using your own body weight and finishing with stretch and flexibility. Moreover, this dynamic total body workout challenges you by working more than one muscle group at a time all while transitioning from one exercise to the next, without a lot of rest in between, testing your strength, endurance, core, and more. If you’re looking for a workout that will help increase muscle strength, develop a stronger core, reduce body fat, ease low back pain, improve flexibility and balance, as well as to help support mental well-being, then this class is for you. With this equipment-free workout all you need to bring is sunscreen, plenty of water, and a yoga mat or towel. Enthusiasm provided by Leigh Rush Olson! Sign up is at the Kennebunk Town Hall or call 207- 985-2102.

*Note – Beach workouts do not include history segments like Old Port Historic Workouts or Old Port Historic Walking tours.

FMI: www.historicworkouts.com/beach-pilates-strength-and-core

Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Part yoga, part goat snuggling, all smiles!

Enjoy Goat Yoga led by Ashley Flowers, at Smiling Hill Farm. Smiling Hill Farm currently has baby goats and mama goats that will be romping around in the pen with us during our yoga class. Bring a mat/towel or practice on the grass. All levels yoga class! Picture taking, lauging, and goat petting are all encouraged!

Each session will start with 15 min of goat snuggles, followed by an hour of yoga, completed with another 15 minutes of goat holding and snuggling! Arrive a few minutes early and check out the barnyard before class. Save a few minutes after class to get some ice cream made from Smiling Hill cow dairy!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and mature teens welcome!

What happens if it rains?

Goat yoga is rain or shine! In the event of rain we will practice under the big wooden pavilion!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email ashflowersyoga@gmail.com for more information.

FMI or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-tickets-44877503822

May
26
Sat
25th Annual Mutt Strut and 5K @ Kennebec Valley Humane Society
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
25th Annual Mutt Strut and 5K @ Kennebec Valley Humane Society | Augusta | Maine | United States

For 25 years, the Mutt Strut and 5K has brought our community together to raise money and find forever homes for animals. All funds raised go directly to support more than 2,000 animals that find their way to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society annually. Along with our 5K walk and run, we will have vendors, food, activities and much more! We hope to see you there!

Registration and Check In will start at 8AM
The 5K walk will start at 9:00 AM
The 5K run/race will start at 9:15 AM

Cost:
Early Registration: $20, $25 with dog
(Until April 1st)

Regular Registration: $25, $30 with dog
(April 2nd to May 25th)

Same Day Registration: $30, $35 with dog
(May 26th)

The 5K will start and finish at the Kennebec River Rail Trail entrance next to the Kennebec Valley YMCA. It will be timed by Back 40 Events using chips.

The race will also include a pre-race warm-up, and a variety of services by local vendors before and after the race.

All dog registrations will include a Mutt Strut collar bandana for your dog. All dogs are welcome!

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Augusta/25thAnnualMuttStrut5K

Please contact Jamie at development@pethavenlane.org with race questions or sponsorship/table set-up inquiries

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1984207105163485/

May Free Workouts @ Deering Oaks
May 26 @ 9:00 am
May Free Workouts @ Deering Oaks  | Portland | Maine | United States

Hey Everyone!! Anytime Fitness Millcreek in South Portland is SUPER psyched to announce that we will be hosting a FREE workout session every Saturday during the month of May at 9am at Deering Oaks Park! This event is open to both members AND non-members so bring your friends! We are collaborating with both of our Portland Anytime Fitness locations as well so tons of great people and a fun, outdoor way to exercise. See you there!

FMI and to rsvp: www.facebook.com/events/202914343842081/

Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Gorham
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Gorham | Standish | Maine | United States

Open Air Fitness: Saturdays from 9-10am starting on May 5, 2018! What a great way to start off your healthy weekend! Join this outdoor class to feel stronger, happier, and more confident than ever! We will be working with a variety of equipment including tires, ropes, medicine balls, agility ladders, and more to get a great workout while having fun in the sun!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

Fit Maine checked it out: Open-air bootcamp & circuit training with Sunrise Fitness in Standish

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

May
27
Sun
Hiking Yoga @ Meet at base of Mt. Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail.
May 27 @ 7:00 am
Hiking Yoga @ Meet at base of Mt. Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail. | York | Maine | United States

Warm up your body in the woods, do yoga on the summit!

Hiking Yoga starts at the base of Mount Agamenticus at the entrance to the Ring Trail at 7am. After a 15-minute hike up the 0.3 mile Blueberry Bluff Trail, yoga will start at 7:30 am at the 692-foot summit.

The hike offers the challenge of climbing on exposed bedrock and the delight of expansive views to the south of Pawtuckaway Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region’s 10,000 acres is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England. It’s known for its vernal pools, rich biodiversity, unique trail system and many of Maine’s rare plants and animals. Take advantage of this gem created by state, local, and non-profit landowners’ efforts to preserve the water, wildlife and land on Mount Agamenticus.


Fit Maine checked it out! Read the story: Hiking yoga on Mount Agamenticus with Yoga on York


Pricing is $20.
$10 for Veterans, College/High School Students, and Yoga Instructors.
Studio Class Cards or Unlimited Monthly Memberships are applicable.
You should be able to get up and down from the ground with ease to attend this class.
A large tarp is put down so you get minimally sandy/dirty.
Dress in layers, strip down as your body warms up. Wear sunglasses.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in and settle in.
We will have extra yoga mats if you need one.
In case of inclement weather, call 207-363-YOGA prior to coming to the beach. Class will be canceled if it is raining.

Hiking yoga schedule for 2018: Sundays!
May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2.

FMI or to sign up: yogaonyork.com/summer-beach-hiking-yoga/

May
28
Mon
Miles for Mills 2018 – Presented by T-Mobile @ Downtown Augusta
May 28 @ 9:00 am
Miles for Mills 2018 - Presented by T-Mobile @ Downtown Augusta

We run to remember.

Join us for our 2018 Memorial Day 5K in Downtown Augusta, Maine to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation.

Our signature 5K event is $20 and includes an optional fundraising page. Every participant who raises $100 receives a free New Balance T-shirt. Your fundraising support will help us welcome 128 veteran families to Maine this year.

This year’s event includes an after party at Cushnoc Brewing Co. with a free beer for participating adults (21+).

Thank you for honoring our fallen by caring for those living. May we never forget their sacrifice.

Never give up. Never quit.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/187050798711934/

Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Goat Yoga w/Ashley Flowers @ Smiling Hill Farm | Westbrook | Maine | United States

Part yoga, part goat snuggling, all smiles!

Enjoy Goat Yoga led by Ashley Flowers, at Smiling Hill Farm. Smiling Hill Farm currently has baby goats and mama goats that will be romping around in the pen with us during our yoga class. Bring a mat/towel or practice on the grass. All levels yoga class! Picture taking, lauging, and goat petting are all encouraged!

Each session will start with 15 min of goat snuggles, followed by an hour of yoga, completed with another 15 minutes of goat holding and snuggling! Arrive a few minutes early and check out the barnyard before class. Save a few minutes after class to get some ice cream made from Smiling Hill cow dairy!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and mature teens welcome!

What happens if it rains?

Goat yoga is rain or shine! In the event of rain we will practice under the big wooden pavilion!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email ashflowersyoga@gmail.com for more information.

FMI or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-tickets-44877503822

May
29
Tue
Full Moon Yoga at Bug Light Park @ Bug Light Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Yoga at Bug Light Park @ Bug Light Park | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join your community + teacher Kelly Rich for a full moon practice with the intention of CONNECTION. We will breathe, feel, move and groove to the ever changing shifts happening within and without.

Please bring layers of clothing to put on and take off as the weather in the park is very different from even a half mile away.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/458893634568274/

May
30
Wed
Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy Hour Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness  | Gorham | Maine | United States

Happy Hour Fitness: Wednesdays from 6-7pm starting May 2, 2018! This class will be the happiest hour of your day! This circuit style class will use a variety of equipment and body weight exercises to get your heart pumping while building muscle and functional core strength!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Payson Park Yoga @ Edward Payson Park | Portland | Maine | United States

There is no better place to practice yoga than outdoors with the sun on your skin, the grass beneath your toes, and the wind in your hair! Find a deeper sense of connection to yourself and mother earth. Enjoy donation-based, outdoor yoga in Payson Park every Wednesday from from May 16th – August.

Wednesdays
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Payson Park
Pay what you can. Recommended donation $15 // JCA fitness passes accepted

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1117704805039064/

Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Runaway Wednesdays @ Various pubs in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

Runaways Run Club is a Maine based weekly running meetup that offers Wednesday night pub runs and Sunday morning trail runs, for all speeds and levels.

FMI: www.facebook.com/runawaywednesdays

May
31
Thu
Ladies’ Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ladies' Lifting Night @ Wolfpack Fitness | Auburn | Maine | United States

An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.

All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.

Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn

DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!

It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/WolfPackWorldWide/

Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot
May 31 @ 6:15 pm
Old Port Pub Run @ Meet at Liquid Riot | Portland | Maine | United States

Free Group Run every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with after-run libations at Liquid Riot.

Meet at Liquid Riot.

I Run.Drink.Socialize

FMI: www.facebook.com/oldportpubrunME

Jun
1
Fri
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Beach Pilates Strength and Core @ Kennebunk Beach | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

>Historic Workouts is working with the Town of Kennebunk this year for beach classes! Pilates Strength and Core will take place every Friday morning at Kennebunk Beach (Gooches Beach by the Seaside Inn) in Kennebunk, Maine at 8:30AM from May 25 through September 7 (4 sessions).

This 60-minute awesome beach workout is designed for all fitness levels that begins with a proper warm-up followed by an energetic and intense mat-based, Pilates inspired, strength training workout using your own body weight and finishing with stretch and flexibility. Moreover, this dynamic total body workout challenges you by working more than one muscle group at a time all while transitioning from one exercise to the next, without a lot of rest in between, testing your strength, endurance, core, and more. If you’re looking for a workout that will help increase muscle strength, develop a stronger core, reduce body fat, ease low back pain, improve flexibility and balance, as well as to help support mental well-being, then this class is for you. With this equipment-free workout all you need to bring is sunscreen, plenty of water, and a yoga mat or towel. Enthusiasm provided by Leigh Rush Olson! Sign up is at the Kennebunk Town Hall or call 207- 985-2102.

*Note – Beach workouts do not include history segments like Old Port Historic Workouts or Old Port Historic Walking tours.

FMI: www.historicworkouts.com/beach-pilates-strength-and-core

Jun
2
Sat
Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beach Bootcamp! @ Willard Beach  | South Portland | Maine | United States

Beach bootcamp @ Willard Beach every Saturday of June & July at 8am-9am. $10 drop in fee. All levels welcome, modifications provided! Visits to Scratch bakery are a common occurrence afterwards 😉

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/961006920732423/

Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am
Yoga in the Park @ Clifford Park | Biddeford | Maine | United States

Join me at 8 a.m. Saturdays this summer for a donation-based, all-levels yoga flow in Clifford Park! Suggested donation $8 to benefit the mission of Friends of Clifford Park. Bring your mat (or a towel) and water. Bug spray recommended. See you this summer in the park!

Photo courtesy of Brittany at Two Adventurous Souls – Photo & Video

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/158529638147692/

Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Gorham
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open Air Fitness @ Sunrise Fitness, Gorham | Standish | Maine | United States

Open Air Fitness: Saturdays from 9-10am starting on May 5, 2018! What a great way to start off your healthy weekend! Join this outdoor class to feel stronger, happier, and more confident than ever! We will be working with a variety of equipment including tires, ropes, medicine balls, agility ladders, and more to get a great workout while having fun in the sun!

Pricing: Classes are $10 drop in or BUY A 10 CLASS PACK FOR $80! Packages can be used for either/both of the outdoor classes and expire at the end of classes 2018. Packages are non-refundable.

All classes are held outdoors, rain or shine, at Sunrise Fitness in Standish. Please text Amy the day before class to sign up at (207)233-1763. Please bring a water bottle and an old yoga mat or beach towel for any mat exercises that you may not be comfortable doing on the grass. All ages and abilities welcome!

Fit Maine checked it out: Open-air bootcamp & circuit training with Sunrise Fitness in Standish

FMI: sunrisefitnessme.com/new-classes.html

Superhero 5K @ United Lodge #8 F&AM Brunswick ME
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am
Superhero 5K @ United Lodge #8 F&AM Brunswick ME | Brunswick | Maine | United States

Calling all Superheroes!
Today, 1 in 68 kids is diagnosed with autism. Everyone can be a hero for young kids with disabilities. Join Woodfords Family Services for a fun, family-friendly 5K run/walk in beautiful Brunswick, Maine. Proceeds will benefit Woodfords’ three therapeutic preschools in Topsham, Waterville and Westbrook, Maine.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

United Lodge No. 8
65 Baribeau Dr.
Brunswick, ME 04011

Race Start: 10 a.m.
Registration Opens: 9 a.m.

USATF-Certified Course: ME09002RF

Family-Friendly
Stroller-Friendly
Dog-Friendly
Rain or Shine

First 250 registrants will receive a race T-shirt.
Adult 18+ = $20
Youth 8 to 17 = $10
Children under 7 = Free
Race Day Walk Ins Accepted – Adult Registration = $25

Prizes for Top Finishers in Youth, Adult and Senior Categories
Prizes for Costumes
Prizes for Everyone who Beats the Villain to the Finish Line

Bounce House
Superhero Tattoos
Refreshments

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/778459882363772/