Outdoor calendar – August 10-18, 2019
Saturday, August 10
ISLAND FALLS: Island Falls Lakes Association SummerFest Paddle on Mattawamkeag. 10 a.m. at the Fish and Game dock (off of US Route 2), paddle to the IFLA private islands, and tour around. Enjoy the beauty and explore the untouched nature of this spectacular lake. Following the adventure on the water, we will have a picnic at the Fish and Game club. Visit www.islandfallslakesassociation.com FMI.
Sunday, August 11
MARS HILL: Big Run Around the Mountain Half Marathon. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bigrock Mountain, 37 Graves Road. Run around the mountain as part of the ACI & Central Aroostook Homecoming Weekend. The course takes you near the windmills, around the mountain on both paved and dirt roads. Cost: $25; includes race T-shirt, finisher medal. Visit www.runreg.com/bigrun-around-the-mountain-12-marathon FMI.
HOULTON: SFC Aaron Henderson Memorial 5k Run/Walk. Cross country style race; may be muddy, contain rough terrain, tree roots, small river bed crossing. Registration: 10:30 a.m. at Houlton Community Park, 94 Randall Ave. Run/Walk start: 12:00 p.m. Cost: $20/person; t-shirt to first 50 registrants. All proceeds to Green Beret Foundation. Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Houlton/AaronHendersonMemorial5K FMI.
Saturday, August 17
PRESQUE ISLE: Presque Isle Youth Hockey Hooked on Hockey 5k and Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run. Hosted by CompetitorME. Registration, pre-registration bib pick up: 7:30 a.m. at Mantle Lake Park. Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run start: 8:30 a.m. 5k start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $5 race fee + $2 sign-up fee/person. First 50 registrants are guaranteed event shirts. Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/Events/ME/PresqueIsle/HookedOnHockey5K FMI.
MADAWASKA: Madawaska Athletic Boosters 5k Color Run. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Madawaska Multi-purpose Center, 160 7th Ave. Race start: 8:30 a.m. prizes for top 3 Adult (17+) and top 3 Student (under 16) male and female finishers. Cost: Donation. Contact Madawaska Rec (207-728-3604) FMI.
PORTAGE LAKE: Historical Society Canoe Carry, Portage Lake. 6:00 p.m. at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Join in on this historical re-enactment of the traditional portage from Little Machias Lake to Portage Lake. Contact Jim Dumond (207-227-1864) FMI.
Sunday, August 18
FORT KENT: 28th Annual Tour de la Vallée. Bring family, friends on a challenging grand tour of the St. John Valley. Bike 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles, mountain bike 35 miles, or walk/run 3k, 5k, or 10k. Fully supported; rest stops, medical, mechanical. Cost: $30/individual, $60/family; individuals must raise $100 in pledges. Supports local cancer patients, families. Visit www.paradiscancerfund.org/tour-de-la-vallee FMI.
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