Aroostook Outdoor News: 10.29.15 edition

#HappyHalloween! Bundle the kids up for #TrickOrTreating and get your own #costume ready for a #haunted #FunRun! #AroostookThing

In this edition: 1) #Halloween #5k runs in Woodstock #NewBrunswick, and #PresqueIsle. 2) A #10k #TrailRun in #FortKent. 3) The first #Aroostook area #SkiSwap of the season in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! #offugo…


Thursday, October 29

Woodstock Rec. Zombie 3k Run, Woodstock, NB.



Friday, October 30

River Valley Runners Creepy Crawly 5k Fun Run, Woodstock. Dress in your Creepiest Costume! Prizes for Best Costume and Fastest Creepy Runner! Run start: 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) at NBCC parking lot; ends at The River Restaurant. Cost: Free! Visit FMI


Saturday, October 31

TAMC Monster Dash Aroostook 5k & Little Monsters Fun Run, Presque Isle. Halloween-themed costume event starts/ends at TAMC. Proceeds benefit County Dialysis Center. Registration: 8:00 a.m. Fun Run start: 9:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk start: 9:30 a.m. Cost: $20. Contact County Dialysis Center (207-768-5863) FMI


Saturday, October 31

Valley Outdoor Centre Volunteer Days, Centreville, NB. 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) 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


Sunday, November 1

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Halloween 10km Trail Race, Fort Kent. 10k Trail Race, 5k Fun Run/Walk, 1k Kids’ Race (12 and under). Runners in costume receive time bonus in 5k, 10k races. Registration: 11:30 a.m. at FKOC. Race start: 1:00 p.m. Cost: $15; no fee for 1k participants running in costume. Contact Jeff Dubis FMI


*Sunday, November 1

Nordic Heritage Center Fall Work Bee, Presque Isle. 12:00 p.m. until dark. Cutting brush, clearing trails, other maintenance tasks; a great way to get outdoors and have fun. Report to the Welcome Center and we’ll give you a job. If you’ve got tools, please bring them. Otherwise, we’ll provide them. Rain or shine. Contact Chad McPherson FMI


Sunday, November 1

Quoggy Jo Ski Club Ski & Winter Sports Sale, Presque Isle. 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Presque Isle Rec. Center. Consignments accepted from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Area ski shops will be on hand with new and used gear! Contact Gene Cronin (207-540-1496) or FMI


Monday, November 2

Baxter State Park Winter Reservations Opening Day, Millinocket. Any winter overnight use, or any winter above-treeline travel, including day-use, requires a winter registration form. Reservations must be received in the BSP office at least 7 working days before your trip; office opens at 8:00 a.m. Visit FMI


Saturday, November 7

UMPI Outing Club Deboullie Day Hike, Presque Isle. More info coming soon. Cost: will cover cost of transportation, guide service, etc. Contact Amanda Baker (207-768-9401) or FMI


Saturday, November 7

Run The River, Nackawic, NB. 10k/5k/3krunning races and 1k Kids’ Fun Run. Race start: 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic) at Race Central, Nackawic Shopping Mall, 135 Otis Drive. Register online only by Nov. 6 at Contact Greg MacFarlane (506-575-2075) or or visit FMI


Saturday, November 7

Mont Farlagne Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Swap, Edmundston, NB. 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) in the Avalanche Bar in the base lodge. Contact Mont Farlagne (877-837-7669) or visit FMI


Saturday, November 7

Aroostook Birders Long Lake/St Agatha Outing, Sinclair. Explore the area, looking for birds; 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Meet the group at Caribou Tim Horton’s at 7:45 or Sinclair boat landing at 8:30.  Contact Bill Sheehan FMI


Saturday, November 14

Bigrock Ski Swap and Sale, Mars Hill. Old ski gear taking up space in your home? Looking for rock-bottom prices on ski stuff for the upcoming season? Then you better get to Bigrock! Last day to buy early bird season passes! Consignment intake: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sale: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Contact Ryan Guerrette (207-425-6711) or FMI


*Saturday, November 14

Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Second Saturday Event, Limestone. This event marks our annual membership drive and nature store sale. We will be open from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come hike the trails and renew your membership or become a new member. 5-25% discount on Nature Store purchases made that day. Visit FMI


Saturday, November 21–Sunday, November 22

Lonesome Pine Trails Ski Swap and Sale, Fort Kent. Ski sale registration: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Ski sale: Sunday, Noon-4:00 p.m. Discounted season passes available both days. Contact LPT (207-834-5202) or visit FMI


*December 1-3 and December 8-10

Katahdin Region Higher Education Center Wilderness First Responder Course, Millinocket. WFR is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, others who work or play in remote areas. Must register at least 2 weeks before course. Contact Katahdin Region Higher Education Center (207-746-5741) FMI


Ongoing Programs:


County Strides Running Group, Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Visit County Strides at 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


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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