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Full moon hike & Santa Hustle: Active things to do in Maine this weekend

Full moon hike & Santa Hustle: Active things to do in Maine this weekend

October 1, 2017736Views

If you’re feeling the holiday, sign up for the Santa Hustle in South Portland or Jingle Bell Run in Freeport. Or go wassailing in the woods on the Eastern Trail in Scarborough. There’s non-holiday stuff to do, too, like a full moon hike and buti yoga and brunch.

For the weekend of Dec. 1-3, 2017:

Buti & Biscuits

9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Metta Studios, Biddeford. .$35 in advance, $40 the day of. www.facebook.com
Partake in a 75-minute Buti Yoga practice followed by a delicious brunch and a cold mimosa at Biscuits & Company in Biddeford. Buti Yoga is a blend of tribal dance, movement and deep core engagement. You will sweat. All levels welcome.

Hawk Mountain Full Moon Hike

4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Hawk Mountain, Waterford. Free. wfltmaine.org
Go for a short but moderate hike up Hawk Mountain under the light of the almost-full moon with members of the Western Foothills Land Trust. There will be panoramic views at the top. Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp. Meet at 4 p.m. at trailhead on Hawk Mountain Road.

Santa Hustle 5K & Half Marathon

7 a.m. (half marathon), 7:15 a.m. (5K) Sunday, Dec. 3. $45 for 5K, $65 for half-marathon. The Maine Mall, South Portland. www.santahustle.com/new-england/
Dress like Santa and run or walk a 5K or half-marathon. There will be cookies and holiday music along the course and an after-party. Santa hats, beards and hoodies provided, or bring your own holiday ensemble.

Jingle Bell Run

10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Mast Landing School, Freeport. $35. www.arthritis.org/maine
Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces (bells provided). Show off your ugly Christmas sweater during this 5K run or walk through Freeport. Proceeds benefit The Arthritis Foundation.

Wassailing in the Woods Under the Full Moon

4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Eastern Trail, Scarborough Marsh. Donations welcome. www.facebook.com
It’s a night of caroling under the full moon on the Eastern Trail in Scarborough. Music and refreshments provided. You bring a flashlight and some holiday cheer. Meet in parking lot off Pine Point Road.


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