Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.24.15 edition

Full #LunarEclipse on Sunday! Starts 9ish. Peak 10ish #GetOutside #SuperMoon #AroostookThing

In this edition: 1) #5k on the #Runway in #PresqueIsle. 2) #5k with #Zombies in #Caribou. 3) A twilight #hike in #FortKent. Plus lots more! #offugo…


Saturday, September 26

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Woodstock, NB. Join us from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and help clean up the Meduxnekeag Shoreline; help keep our waters healthy for everyone. Meet in the back parking lot of NBCC. Contact Geneva (506-328-1100) FMI


*Saturday, September 26

UMPI Outing Club Rock Climbing Trip, Acadia National Park. Climb real granite on Otter Cliff! No experience required. Fee: $30/UMPI student; $45/non-student; transportation, guide services, gear provided. Pre-register before 4:00 p.m., Sept. 23. Contact Amanda Baker (207-768-9401) or FMI


Saturday, September 26

PenAir 5k On The Runway, Presque Isle. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at Northern Maine Regional Airport. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run, Kids’ Healthy Habits Session during Adult Race, Dash For Cash. Proceeds benefit Crown Critical Care Transport. Visit FMI


Saturday, September 26

Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Presque Isle. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Guided two-hour, two-mile tour begins and ends at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third St. Cost: FREE; $2 donation suggested. Tour cancelled in inclement weather. Contact PIHS (207-762-1151) or visit FMI


*Saturday, September 26

Link For Hope Walk For Recovery, Houlton. 10:00 a.m. at Gentle Memorial Building. In honor and memory of people in recovery, the walk goes through downtown Houlton to Gateway Crossing Bridge, where walkers can say a few words about their own recovery or for a loved one/ Contact Rebecca Miller FMI


Saturday, September 26

Run For Your Life 3rd Annual Zombie Apocalypse 5k Walk/Shuffle/Run, Caribou. Watch out for the Zombies who will be waiting around every corner! Registration: 11:00 a.m. at Cary Medical Center Trails/Cary Rehab. Race start: 12:00 p.m. Fee: $10; includes t-shirt (while they last). Contact Graham Warne (207-328-4052) or FMI


Saturday, September 26

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Twilight Hike and Poker Run, Fort Kent. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at FKOC trails, followed by a social at the lodge around the fire pit. Cost: $10; registration required. Contact Laura Audibert FMI


*Sunday, September 27

River Valley Runners 5k Trail Run & Yoga, Woodstock, NB. 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic time) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King St. Group trail run followed by cool down yoga session on the green by the farmer’s market; bring a yoga mat. Bikers and walkers welcome. Visit FMI


Wednesday, September 30

Beyond Limits Presentation, Presque Isle. 7:00 p.m. at UMPI Campus Center. This summer, a team that included a person who is a paraplegic did what many thought was impossible: reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin. Join team members for a documentary about the climb, photos, memories, reflections. Cost: FREE; open to everyone. Visit FMI


*Friday, October 2-Sunday, October 4

UMPI Outing Club Baxter High Peak Weekend, Baxter State Park. Hike Katahdin, Traveler Loop, camp at South Branch Pond. Cost: $50/UMPI students, $75/non-students; includes transportation, food, camping fees, guide, camping gear. Pre-register before Sept. 25. Contact Amanda Baker (207-768-9401) or FMI


Saturday, October 3

SAGE Beginner Birding, Presque Isle. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Optional bird walk from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For SAGE (Seniors Achieving Greater Education) members. Learn about winter birds, best bird seed and bird feeders from an expert. Get involved in the Christmas and February Bird Counts. Contact Mary Lawrence (207-768-9502) or FMI


Saturday, October 3

Cary’s Walk for Care, Caribou. 2-mile walk begins and ends at Cary Medical Center. Registration: 9:00 a.m. Walk start: 10:00 a.m. Contact Doris St. Hilaire (207-498-1234) FMI


Saturday, October 3

River Valley Strength Challenge, Perth-Andover, NB. 12:00 p.m. at River Valley Civic Centre. Event consisting of 7 events where your strength can be shown! The tire flip, farmers walk, keg toss, log lift, atlas stone, rope pull, truck pull. Contact Perth-Andover Recreation Department (506-273-4845) FMI


Sunday, October 4

Kids’ Bass Tournament, Perth-Andover, NB. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at Waterfront Park. Open to ages 14 & under. Cost: FREE; must pre-register at (click on online e-services). Participants must have life jacket, fishing pole, and be accompanied by an adult. Contact Perth-Andover Recreation Department (506-273-4845) FMI


Friday, October 9

Hope & Justice Project Walk It Up, Presque Isle!, Presque Isle. Meet at Turner Memorial Library for a light walk to bring awareness to domestic abuse and sexual violence. Registration: 11:00 a.m. Walk start: 12:00 p.m. Free t-shirt and lunch to those who pre-register. Contact Casey Faulkingham (207-764-2977) or visit FMI


Saturday, October 10

Colors of Courage 5k Run/Walk, Presque Isle. Celebrate, support cancer survivors! New bicycle, motorcycle route options. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at TAMC. Bike start: 10:00 a.m. Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run start: 10:15 a.m. 5k start: 11:00 a.m. BBQ: Noon. Colors of Courage shirts to first 125 registrants. Visit FMI


Saturday, October 10

The Dam Run 10k, Perth-Andover, NB. 10k, 5k, Kids’ 1k races. Registration: 10:00 a.m. at River Valley Civic Centre. Race start: 11:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Run along the beautiful St. John River; pre-register for “I ran the DAM RUN” t-shirt. Cost: $30/adult, $20/student, $10/Kids’ 1k. Contact Tasha Wright (506-273-4845) or FMI


Saturday, October 17

Aroostook Birders Wild Goose Chase, Caribou. 7:30-11:00 a.m. at Collins Pond Park. Join us for this traditional, non-strenuous fall favorite; 3-hour excursion around Caribou, Limestone, and Fort Fairfield in search of geese, plus other waterfowl, shorebirds and lingering migrants. Contact Bill Sheehan FMI


Saturday, October 17

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Trail Work Day, Fort Kent. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Many hands needed to update our trail system. We hope you can come and help out and have a fun morning with us and see some new changes to the stadium and some of the trails! Contact Laura Audibert FMI


Saturday, October 17

Bigrock Mountain Aroostook County’s Toughest Mile, Mars Hill. 1-mile running race on a marked trail from the base of Bigrock to the Summit; push your body to the limit! Race start: 11:00 a.m. Cost: $20. Aroostook County Brew Fest to follow. Contact Ryan Guerrette (207-227-8165) or FMI


Sunday, October 18

Caribou Rec. Adult Take It Outside Series Deboullie Day Hike, Caribou. Deboullie Reserve offers rugged terrain, numerous ponds, spectacular views. Preregistration required; program restricted to those in excellent shape. Cost: $20; bring bag lunch. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


*Saturday, October 24

Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run, or Roll and Family Fun Fair, Caribou. 2-mile Unite Against Bullying Walk, competitive 5k race, 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run, bouncy house, vendor booths; something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Registration: 12:00 p.m. at Caribou Rec. Center. Contact Jasmine DeRier (207-551-9997) or visit FMI


*Thursday, October 29

Woodstock Rec. Zombie 3k Run, Woodstock, NB. Registration: 5:00-6:00 p.m. at AYR Motor Centre, 105 Connell Park Rd. Zombies come out at 6:30 p.m. (all times Atlantic)! Cost: $10/adult; $5/student with ID. Zombies needed. Contact Jill Dunnett FMI


Ongoing Programs:


Sunday Saunter Running Group, Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m. at UMPI’s Gentile Hall. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Contact Jonathan Kelley FMI


Walking Group, Caribou. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 6:00 p.m. at Downtown Mall parking lot. Open to the public; weather permitting. A good way to exercise and meet new friends. Contact Pauline or Renee (207-492-2079) evenings FMI


River Valley Runners Tuesday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Tuesdays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


Village of Perth-Andover Walk in the Park, Perth-Andover, NB. Wednesdays; 6:30–7:30 p.m. (Atlantic) at Perth-Andover Bandstand; weather permitting. Visit FMI


River Valley Runners Thursday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


*Valley Outdoor Centre Volunteer Days, Centreville, NB. Saturdays; 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) on September 26, October 3, 17, 31 at Valley Outdoor Centre, 133 Upton Road. Come ready to haul brush; wear heavy boots, long pants and shirt, work gloves, and eye protection, bring plenty of water and some snacks. Visit FMI


River Valley Runners Saturday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


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