Race Through the Woods – Hidden Valley Nature Center


Race Through the Woods 

Sunday October 2, 2016

(races beginning at 9am)

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2016 will feature a complete 1/2 marathon(21.4km) , as well as a 5.5mi (8.8km) race. Both races will start together at 9am. Take a look at the map to the left for a complete picture of the race.

Racers will traverse a substantial portion of HVNC’s 1,000 acres. The races will take you up and over granite ridges, along the pond shore, and through miles of fall foliage.

It’s not a walk in the park, but this is a great challenging, welcoming race! Come join us!

KIDS WELCOME! Kids 9 years and under can participate in a fun obstacle race starting at about 10:30am (after the other races have taken off). The race will be only partly competitive as the goal is really just to have fun. Each racer will receive a ribbon and an official HVNC patch! Register online using the link above, it’s totally FREE!

The course will feature small hurdles, jumps, and mazes. There will be an official race, but afterward kids are welcome to enjoy the course at their own pace.


Each racer in the half marathon and the 5.5 miler will receive a free Race Through the Woods t-shirt with registration. Additional prizes will be given to first place finishers (men and women) in age categories. Prizes will include local food and goods donated by businesses and volunteers. THINK HOMEMADE PIE!

Additional goods will be raffled off after the races so make sure to stick around.



Half Marathon: $30

5K: $20

Kids Race: FREE

All proceeds are used to cover the costs of hosting this event and to support Midcoast Conservancy’s diverse outdoor recreation offerings! Thanks for your support!


After the race stick around and celebrate your race with great local food, a selection of local beers , games for kids and adults, and local music!

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