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Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com

Apr
25
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Apr 25 @ 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/

May
2
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 2 @ 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/

May
9
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 9 @ 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/

May
11
Fri
Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guided Bog Walk @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Riverside | California | United States

Hildy Ellis, Coordinator at Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will lead visitors on a walk along the margins of the bog at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center on May 11 from 10 am to 12 pm. A 220-foot boardwalk extends into the heart of the wetland, making it possible for visitors to interact with a fascinating, but incredibly delicate ecosystem, and to witness the spring explosion of plant life there.

Meet at HVNC gate and be guided to our kettlehole bog to explore the explosion of plant life as spring arrives. Easy walk – 10 minutes each way.

Dress appropriately, there could be bugs, binocs are a plus.
$5 Donation
No dogs please

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/guided-bog-walk/

May
16
Wed
Spring Trail Running Series @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
May 16 @ 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/

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/

Jun
16
Sat
Maine Summer Adventure Race @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
Maine Summer Adventure Race @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Midcoast Conservancy is holding the third annual Maine Summer Adventure Race on June 16, 2018. As in years past, the race will be based out of the Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, Maine. In 2018, interested racers will have three options to choose from: a 24-hour race, which will be a USARA National Championship Qualifier, an 8-hour intermediate race or a 3-hour race for beginners and families.

Adventure racing involves teams of two, three or four competing in a nonstop race that includes trail running or trekking, road and mountain biking, sea kayaking and orienteering. Teams will have to combine athleticism with strategy and navigation to guide themselves to as many checkpoints as possible within the race’s time limit.

The precise course will not be revealed until the morning of the race, but as in past years, the 2018 race will visit scenic and remote areas of Midcoast Maine. In the 24 hour race, participants can expect 10 to 20 miles of challenging, off-trail orienteering, 30 to 50 miles of biking including technical mountain biking, and 15 to 25 miles of tidal sea kayaking. The 2017 USARA national champions, Pennsylvania-based Rootstock Racing, have already committed to the race.

For those looking for a more manageable challenge, the 8-hour course will be structured so that all teams will be able to experience the full, base course, with advanced racers challenged by additional checkpoints. Racers can expect approximately 3 to 8 miles on foot, 15 to 25 miles on bikes, and 4 to 8 miles of paddling.

The 3-hour race is designed for beginner racers and for those looking to get the entire family outside for a day in the woods. The 3-hour race will combine hiking, canoeing and Amazing Race-style challenges and is designed to be possible to complete and enjoyable for participants of all ages and abilities. Racers can do as much or as little of the course as they choose and special prizes will be given for the top family team.

Registration fees for all races include race t-shirt, swag bag, maps, boats, paddles, PFDs, prizes and giveaways, facility and land-use fees, and a post-race feast, including local fare, vegetarian and gluten-free options and a featured local microbrew from Oxbow Brewing, one of our sponsors.

3-Hour Family Race – Under 18 – $20.00
3-Hour Family Race – Adult – $40.00
8-Hour Race – $115.00
24-Hour Race – $200.00

FMI: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/maine-summer-adventure-race/