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THE WEEKEND: Sailors & Sirens 5K, Maine Summer Adventure Race & Beach Yoga

THE WEEKEND: Sailors & Sirens 5K, Maine Summer Adventure Race & Beach Yoga

June 13, 2012652Views

This weekend, you can run dressed like a pirate, tackle an all-day adventure race, and do bootcamp with sand between your toes.

For the weekend of June 15-17, 2018:

Sailors and Sirens 5K

9 a.m. Saturday. Start and End at Pilot House and Boatyard in Kennebunk. $25. www.sailorsandsirensrun.com
Dress up like a sailor, pirate or mermaid (hopefully with a tail designed for mobility) for this inaugural 5K in Kennebunk. The race starts and ends on the grounds of the Pilot House and Boatyard in Kennebunk. Wind though the back of the Franciscan Monastery and down Beach Avenue to the waterfront and run in the sand toward character photo stops. (Don’t you love it when races build-in photo opp stops? I do.) There will also be a 1K kids run loop on the grounds of the Pilot House Boatyard. You’re encouraged to dress up like a sailor, pirate, mermaid, or sea creature for this 5K, and there’s an afterarty at the Pilot House. All profits from the race will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team in Training.

Beach Bootcamp. Shannon Bryan photo

Beach Bootcamp

8 a.m. Saturday. Willard Beach, South Portland. $10 drop-in. fit-justice.com
Willard Beach is a popular spot for beach lounging and playing dogs, but it’s also where Beach Bootcamp takes place every Saturday in June and July. Amy Currie of Fit Justice runs the bootcamps, which start at 8 a.m. You’ll do things like pushups and lunges and maybe even some beach skipping while looking out at the water. (BTW, you might remember skipping being easy when you were a kid. It’s not so easy as an adult.) And you’re welcome to work out bare foot and feel the sand between your toes.
I checked it out: Saturday morning Beach Bootcamp at Willard Beach in South Portland

Maine Summer Adventure Race photo

Maine Summer Adventure Race

9 a.m. Saturday, June 16 . Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. $115 per team (8-hour), $200 per team (24-hour). mainesummerar.com
This is an all-day adventure! Really! Choose from the 8-hour or 24-hour race and gather a team of 2, 3, or 4 people. Both races include hiking, biking, and paddling – and a bit of strategy. You’ll bring your own bike, but paddling gear is provided. The courses will be revealed the day of the event. Afterward, enjoy a post-race feast, including local fare and a beer from Oxbow Brewing. (A beginner friendly 3-hour race is planned for September.)

Kennebec Land Trust photo

Kennebec Land Trust Property Pedal Bike Tour

9 a.m. Saturday. Wayne Elementary School, Wayne. Free (please pre-register). tklt.org
Join the Kennebec Land Trust and the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club for a scenic bike tour of KLT properties. Choose a 16 or 37-mile loop. This is a no-drop ride – all abilities welcome. Please preregister by calling the KLT office at 377-2848, or email jtheriault@tklt.org


Beach Yoga

7 a.m. Sunday. York Harbor Beach, York. $20 drop-in/$10 for Veterans, College/High School Students, and Yoga Instructors. yogaonyork.com
Enjoy an athletic, all levels vinyasa yoga class with Yoga On York on York Harbor Beach. This class is both vigorous and calming. Breathing deeply, moving mindfully….the soothing sounds of the ocean waves, the poignant smells of salt air, the gentle morning sun (or not), the occasional nibble of a gnat (or not), the sounds of nature, and the visit from a random dog while you are in down dog all make this beach yoga bliss.

Rainbow Run 5K graphic

Rainbow Run 5K

10 a.m. Sunday. Orono Brewing Company, Orono. $25. www.facebook.com
Kick off Pride in the Bangor area with the Rainbow Run 5K. This is the first-ever Rainbow Run 5k, which benefits Healthy Equity Alliance. The race starts and ends at Orono Brewing Company’s newest location on Margin Street. Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt and a beer after the race.

Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.