A paddle and a donut. These are your tools for happiness this weekend. This weekend includes some fun in the mud, a workout that ends in a sweet treat, and a battle on the water.
For the weekend of July 6-8, 2018:
8:30 a.m. Saturday. Tarry A While Resort, Bridgton. $55. www.mainelakes.org
The Paddle Battle takes place Saturday on Highland Lake in Bridgton, and it’s not so much as a hardcore battle as it is a slightly competitive but overall pretty friendly paddleboard race where everyone’s meant to have a good time. There’s a 2K course for recreational paddlers and a 5K course for folks who are really in it to win it. Proceeds benefit the Lakes Environmental Association.
Wicked Muddy Mainer
8 a.m. Saturday. Thornton Family Campground, Orrington. $75. www.thewickedmuddymainer.com
If you find yourself more at home at home in mud and dirt, get thee to the Wicked Muddy Mainer, taking place in Orrington on Saturday. This event is described as a “120 acre pig pen of sweat and tears.” Which pretty much sounds like heaven, amiright? You’ll encounter 20 obstacles and more mud than you can shake a stick at. Get a team together if you’d like, wear a costume, and get ready to get dirty. Racers are released in waves starting at 8 a.m.
Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga
7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday. Bug Light Park, South Portland. $12. www.youthryve.com
If you like to eat donuts then I highly encourage you to check out Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga, which is happening on Saturday. This family-friendly yoga class takes place outdoors at Bug Light Park in South Portland. And afterward, you get to enjoy a glorious Holy Donut. It’s a $12 drop-in and you’ll want to register in advance to ensure there’s a donut waiting for you. If you can’t make it this weekend, Donut Worry Be Happy Yoga returns every Sunday for the rest of the month.
9:15 a.m Sunday. Bayside Bowl, Portland. $20. www.facebook.com
Take your yoga to the rooftop with Rooftop Flow on Sunday morning. This event, hosted by Hustle and Flow, takes place on the rooftop at Bayside Bowl in Portland. You can yoga with a new perspective and afterward, stick around for brunch (which isn’t included in the $20 ticket price, but are you really the kind of person who can turn your back on brunch)?
Jingle All the Way – 4 Mile Walk/Run
9-11 a.m. Sunday. Gouin Athletic Complex, South Paris. $22 in advance, $27 day of. $12 in advance, $17 day of for students. www.facebook.com
And finally, on Sunday, join the Jingle All The Way run/walk happening in South Paris. This event was created to celebrate the life of Becca Mason, who was killed in a car accident in 2012. It also raises funds for college scholarships. It’s a Christmas in July theme, which means you can be the sweatiest Santa Maine has ever seen and you can walk or run the 4-mile course.
Feature photo from the Lakes Environmental Association Paddle Battle.
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