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Jun
22
Sat
Summer Solstice SwimRun @ Unity College: Sky Lodge
Jun 22 all-day
Summer Solstice SwimRun @ Unity College: Sky Lodge

Immerse yourself in the beautiful trails, lakes, and woods of the Moose River Valley in a truly remarkable way this summer. Find a partner and get ready for the Summer Solstice SwimRun!

Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for seasoned endurance athletes, SwimRun newbies, and fun for the entire family. The Moose River valley is a favorite spot for winter snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing, fall leaf peeping and hunting, and summer rafting, ATV, hiking, and trail biking. Come experience the region’s cultural and natural history in a new way with either a beginner-friendly short course race of approximately 10.3 kilometers or a challenging long course race of just over 26 kilometers. There will also be fitness activities for families and community members while racers are on the course.

What is SwimRun?

Run, swim, scramble, repeat. SwimRun is a growing sport that entails teams of two participants making their way together around a point-to-point race course with alternating segments of running and open water swimming. Teams may be female, male, or co-ed.

Teams must bring all their gear with them to minimize transitions. Participants run in their wetsuits and swim with their shoes. Partners are tethered during the swims, and safety is the number one priority. Fun is close second

FMI: skylodge.unity.edu/summer-solstice-swimrun/

Jul
13
Sat
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
The Wicked Muddy Mainer @ Thornton Family Campground | Orrington | Maine | United States

Test your endurance in a brand new, very muddy, 20 obstacle, obstacle course race! Create teams or go at it alone in this 120 acre pig pen of sweat and tears; where you never know what’s waiting for you in the next challenge! The only thing here to be sure of, is that you won’t come out clean!

First heat line up of 100 people will begin at 7:30 am, with the first event starting at 8:00 am. From there, another wave of 100 people will be released onto the monstrous course every 20 minutes throughout the day. Athletes will work their way through 20 muscle ripping obstacles spanning over 120 acres of mud soaked trudging hell; but don’t worry we’re sure you’ll be fine.

FMI: www.thewickedmuddymainer.com and www.facebook.com/events/937688623102961/