Racing canoeists
Racing canoeists
Midcoast Conservancy is holding a Midcoast Adventure Challenge on Saturday, July 27, at Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC ), 131 Egypt Road, in Jefferson. The three-hour race, appropriate for beginners and families, will combine hiking, canoeing and Amazing Race–style challenges. Racers can do as much or as little of the course as they choose and pick any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to start. Midcoast Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure program will provide necessary gear. 

At 5 p.m., prizes for top finishers will be presented at a barbecue for all racers and their guests, featuring local fare and beer from Oxbow Brewing. Racers are encouraged to spend the non-racing part of their day at HVNC exploring the preserve.

Strong Machine Adventure Racing will design the race, and all proceeds will benefit Midcoast Conservancy. Fees are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for teams and families. To register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events.