Get the family together for a glow-in-the-dark run or walk in Shaw Park on Friday night. Ride your mountain bike on the Gorham Trails or paddle your SUP and raise money for the NHSPCA. There’s also a flat 5K in Naples and a Full Moon Paddle in Old Town.
For the weekend of August 24-26, 2018:
Glow in the Park
6 p.m. Friday, August 24. Shaw Park, Gorham. Free ages 0-4, $6 ages 5-10, $8 ages 11-17, and $10 ages 18+. www.gorhamrec.com
Get the family together for an evening for running, dancing, and glowing in the dark. This kid-friendly event is hosted by Gorham Parks and Rec and includes a 5K or a 1.5-mile fun run/walk. Entry includes a glow-in-the-dark necklace and bracelet and there will also be prizes for the brightest and flashiest participants. There’s also a pre- and post-race dance party.
Naples Causeway 5k
8 a.m. Saturday. Naples Causeway. $25. runsignup.com
It’s the fourth annual 5K along the Naples Causeway – a nice, flat course with views of Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Run or walk this 5K. All proceeds will benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center.
Full Moon Paddle
6:45-8:45 p.m. Saturday. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Old Town. $10/$5 children. www.facebook.com
Embark on a peaceful moonlit paddle down Pushaw Stream. Observe beavers beginning their nightly work under the beams of the moonlight. Hirundo provides the canoe, paddles, and life jackets. Plus a guide! No experience necessary.
Fit Maine checked it out: Full Moon Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town
Bikes & Brews – Sebago Brewing/Gorham Trails
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sebago Brewing Co., Gorham. $20. www.gearworksproductions.com
Join a group ride on the Gorham Trails. Whether you’re newish to mountain biking or you’ve been riding for eons, there’s a group for you. All rides (easy going, intermediate, and advanced) are led, and afterward, hang out at Sebago for beer and camaraderie.
Seacoast Paddle for the Pups
10 a.m. Sunday, August 26. William G. Saltonstall Boathouse, Exeter, NH. Raise $200. nhspca.org/calendar/sup-for-pups
Yes, this event takes place in Exeter NH, not Maine, but we can cross state borders for a good time and some puppy-loving, right? All paddlers are welcome – kayakers, paddleboarders, and canoeists – and there are two distance options: 1-mile and 3-miles. And well-behaved dogs are welcome to join in the fun. Paddlers are asked to raise $100, which goes to the New Hampshire SPCA to help puppies and other animals.