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Run the Ridge Trail Race | October 20, 2018
Enjoy fall colors on this scenic trail run at Sunset Ridge in Westbrook. 5k, 10k, and K9 5K (run with your dog)!
More info and to register:
Also: Run the Ridge Registration Party on Sept. 26 at Mast Landing Brewing Co.

The Great Inflatable Race @ Seeds of Independence
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Great Inflatable Race @ Seeds of Independence | Brunswick | Maine | United States


It’s the wackiest, craziest and bounciest obstacle fun run to hit the nation! Giant inflatable obstacles are spread throughout the course, and they will bounce, bump and slide you all over the place! There is no better fun run to attend with your friends, families and thousands of strangers than The Great Inflatable Race!

WHEN: September 29th, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM
WHERE: Seeds of Independence: 29 Burbank Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011

Goosepecker Trekker @ Hills to Sea trail, Freedom
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Goosepecker Trekker @ Hills to Sea trail, Freedom

Join us for this foliage- and farm food-filled day!

Hike a section of the Hills to Sea trail between Montville and Freedom and enjoy a lunch afterwards with other Midcoast Conservancy members! A shorter Nature Scavenger Hunt route will offer a kid-friendly option.

Please register for the lunch (with or without the hike!) by September 28th. Hikers should meet at the Freedom Mill parking lot on Pleasant Street in Freedom at 8:30 a.m. to be shuttled to the start of the hike. Following (around noon) will be a delicious lunch including local food, refreshments and music at Villageside Farm, a premier community supported agriculture family farm in Waldo County.

Cost is $35 for families of 4 ($5 for each additional kid), $15 for adults, $7 for children 3-12, and free for children under 3. Adult lunch includes a Goosepecker Trekker Ale from Marshall Wharf brewery!


6th Annual Run for the Trees/Run to End Hunger 5K Run/Walk @ Viles Arboretum
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for our 6th annual times race! Proceeds will go directly to the educational programs here at Viles Arboretum and the Maine State Credit Union’s Ending Hunger Campaign. Experience the beauty of Maine in the fall as you run along our trails and running for a cause! If you are a running group of 5 or more people or a school team, we are offering a special rate. Please call our Visitor’s Center 207-626-7989 or email for more information on the rate or to sign up!


Goat Yoga & Cheesemaking Day Retreat at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Goat Yoga & Cheesemaking Day Retreat at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm | Cumberland | Maine | United States

Join Kelly Rich and Hope Hall to kick off Open Creamery Celebrations in Maine with a special gathering on Saturday.

Ticket includes:

•12:45-1 Check in

•1:00-2:00 Yoga in pasture led by Kelly.
Sunflower Farm’s Nigerian Dwarf goat herd will be invited to join the practice. Bring your own mat!

•2:00-2:15 Local Bagel & Goat Cheese Break

•2:15-3:00 Workshop Options
Option #1 Reflective Writing with Hope Hall: What does your inner voice sound like? What is it saying? Leave with a fun piece of writing as a reminder for when you get busy and the noise of life begins to drown out the part of yourself who most deserves to be heard.
Option #2 Seasonal Self Care with Kelly Rich: Do you have a daily self-care routine? Does it shift with the seasons? We will dive into an Ayurvedic daily regimen to enhance and cleanse the six senses, along with tips for an autumn detox!

•3:00-4:00 Goat Snuggling & Cheese Making Rotation!!
Spend Half an hour in the cheese kitchen mixing up your own chevre and learning a bit about cheesemaking with Hope. Then head out to the pasture for some goat time. Lila and Chris will be happy to answer all your goat keeping questions, or you can have Kelly take your picture with your favorite goat friend!

•4:00-4:15 Running of the goats and Seasonal Farm Treat (think homemade caramel sauce + more)

•4:15-4:30 Meditation in the Barn led by Kelly & Hope

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Buy one get one half off (savings: $37)

{After you have had a great day at the farm, consider returning for the farm’s Open Creamery Celebration on Sunday from 10-3. There will be a number of women-owned, dairy-related businesses set up for a mini farmer’s market in the driveway, and Locally Sauced Food truck will be serving up a delicious lunch — burritos with Sunflower Farm chevre. A collection of varied Creameries open their door around the state. If you head to the Maine Cheese Guild website you can download a map and see how many you can see in a day.}


Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am
Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

TIME TO LACE UP AND HIT THE TRAILS! We are excited to be hosting two trail races this season. Join us on Sunday, August 19th and Saturday, October 13th for a fun day at our headquarters! Pick from a 5k, 10k or half marathon….something for everyone! The course winds through our beautiful trail system and ends at our headquarters with a party you won’t want to miss! The events will feature music all day from The Music Man DJ Service, a beer tent, delicious food and games for the whole family!

All proceeds from the trail races benefit our educational programs. A win for everyone!


L.L.Bean Flannel 5K – Freeport, ME @ LL Bean
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am
L.L.Bean Flannel 5K - Freeport, ME @ LL Bean | Freeport | Maine | United States

The 1st Annual L.L.Bean Flannel 5K Series is coming to Freeport, ME on October 14th!

Get ready for a day of fun starting with the run and finishing with a party at the local L.L.Bean store where you’ll get tasty pizza and a chance to win gift certificates for the world’s best apparel! All runners will also get an awesome wicking tech tee with their registration!

To learn more or to register, visit:


The L.L.Bean Flannel 5K Series is also hitting:
Mansfield, MA – Oct. 7, 2018:
Burlington, VT – Oct. 21, 2018:

Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Run the Ridge Trail Race @ Sunset Ridge | Westbrook | Maine | United States

ConvenientMD Urgent Care presents the 2nd Annual Run the Ridge Trail Race, hosted by Discover Downtown Westbrook and Sunset Ridge! This is a trail and mowed path course and should be bursting with autumn colors for this mid-October race. It’s a beautiful course with a few challenging spots. A great way to finish out a year of training! We have three races – 5K, 10K, and a “K9 5K” (run with your dog!).

An approximate map of the course, with elevation shown, is available on this page: (Please note: we are determining a new 10K route that does not loop. We will post a map as soon as possible.)

Early bird registration is just $20 through the end of Labor Day weekend with discount code RTREARLY. After that, it will be the regular price of $25 until online registration ends on Thursday, October 18, 11:59pm. You can also register at packet pickup on Friday, October 19 and on race day for $30 (cash/check) or $31 (credit/debit).

You are guaranteed a free tech race shirt if you register by October 3. Sizes and shirts are not guaranteed after October 3.

This race serves as a fundraiser for Discover Downtown Westbrook, to support their mission of economic and community revitalization in downtown Westbrook.

If you have questions about the event, email

Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake @ Norway Town Office
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am
Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake @ Norway Town Office  | Norway | Maine | United States

Ghouls and Goblins will run amuck on All Hallows Eve. Take heed, for you never know what lurks in the deep of Pennessewassee. All those who dare, beware of the wicked weird and totally freaky you might happen to meet. So run fast but not too far for the end is near— The question here is quite clear….will you find a trick or treat this year?

Join the brave at heart on October 27, 2018 at the Norway Town office for the Fourth Annual Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake 5k/10k. This all ages and abilities event is sure to be bigger and better and weirder than the last!

10k male and female winners

$100 Prizes for race winners

5k male and female winners

$100 Prizes for race winners

10k male and female in each age divisions: 5 to 15, 16 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 55+

5k male and female in each age divisions: 5 to 15, 16 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 55+

Best Costume (group or individual)

Registration starts at 8:00, the 10k will kick off at 9:00, 5k will kick off 9:15 and the Wicked Walk will start at 9:25am. Join us after the races for entertainment and prizes for the top 5k/10k racers.

In 1980 The Progress Center Incorporated and today serves over 400 children, families and adults who experience disabilities and employ more than 160 Mainers all across the state. Located in the picturesque hills of Oxford County, The Progress Center has a proud history of supporting those in need. In addition to adult and children’s services, The Progress Center started the Community Kitchen in 2008. Our food initiatives include Level Up (food delivered to homeless/ at-risk youth at our local high school), Feel Better Food (home meal delivery program for patients recovering from hospitalization), and Food Distribution (more than 170,000lbs of food given to the food insecure) and a soup kitchen that feeds more than 175 people every Thursday.

As a non-profit organization we rely on our funders, sponsors and supporters to continue our mission which is “to promote independence and freedom of choice for the individuals we serve”. By joining our 5k/10k you are sure to have a wicked good time getting fit and looking fabulous in your Halloween best all the while support a great cause. Visit: to learn more about The Progress Center and how you can help.

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