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On Deck, a sports calendar for March 20, 2014


CALAIS — Calais Recreation Department’s annual travel team basketball tournaments, $160 per team; seventh and eighth grade boys, March 22-23; fifth and sixth grade boys, March 29-30. For info or to register a team, contact Calais Recreation Department at 454-2761 or calaisrec@calaismaine.org

BAILEYVILLE — Men’s basketball tourney at Woodland High School, Saturday, April 5, double elimination, $125 per team, contact Ryan Lincoln 904-7231.


SEARSMONT — The 35th annual St. George River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, Searsmont Methodist Church, Route 131. Registration $20 per paddler, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Race starts at St. George Bridge in Searsmont Village; three miles of dead water; one mile of rapids; two miles of dead water and curves with a Class III drop. Race is Class II-Class III rapids. www.waldocountyymca.org

WALDO — The 41st annual Passagassawakeag River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Savage Road, Littlefield Farm. Registration $20 per paddler, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Race starts at Littlefield Farm; first mile is flat water with many curves; passes under cement bridge to another mile of flat water; short stretch of Class II rapids; two miles of flat water to Rolerson’s bridge; then Class I, II, and III whitewater for a mile and a half; ending with flat water to finish. www.waldocountyymca.org


NEEDHAM, Mass. — Registration for the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, which benefits cancer research, is open. PMC weekend, set for Aug. 2-3, will raise money to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. This year, more than 5,500 cyclists are expected to raise $40 million. The PMC contributes 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. The event will offer 13 routes that range from 25 to 190 miles over one or two days. Fundraising minimums range from $500 to $4,300. For more information about the PMC, or to register to ride, visit pmc.org. Like the Pan-Mass Challenge on Facebook or follow the annual bike-a-thon on Twitter, @PanMassChalleng.

ORONO — The Great Maine Bike Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Admission is $3, with free admission for students at UMaine, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College as well as children 12 or younger. Those wanting to sell bicycles should register the bikes online at bikemaine.org/swap and then drop them off at the New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center between 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, or 8 and 10 a.m. on the day of the swap. To inquire about the potential for an earlier drop-off, please call the Bicycle Coalition at 623-4511. A 15 percent commission on bike sales will support the coalition’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. The Great Maine Bike Swap in Portland will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, at USM’s Sullivan Gym. Visit bikemaine.org/swap or call 623-4511.


WATERVILLE — The Alfond Youth Center ice rink, at 126 North St., is open to the public. Support from the Languet family and Waterville Fire Department has made it possible. The rink is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. with evening lights surrounding the rink, seven days a week, no fees.


ORONO — The University Credit Union’s seventh annual Healthy High 5K/10K and 1-Mile Fun Run at 4:20 p.m. April 13, at the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center. Early registration deadline is 4 p.m. April 9 and fees for the 5K/10K are $15, $5 for students. The 1-mile walk/run is free. Race-day registration fees are $20 ($10 for students). Registration is available online at umaine.edu/aod/healthy-high-5k-10k. Race proceeds benefit the Black Bear Exchange Food Pantry and Thrift Store. Donations of used footwear will benefit Soles4Souls. For information, contact Shelby Saucier,581-1423.

BETHEL — Community and family festival will be held July 19-20, on the Bethel Village Common on Broad Street. Sunday features the MollyOckett Days Classic Road Races at 8 a.m.; 5-mile run or 2-mile walk for teens & adults, a 1 mile kids’ run, and a diaper dash at 10 a.m. for toddlers 3 and under. 824-2282. www.mollyockettdays.com

UNITY — The Unity College 32nd annual Spring 5K Road Race will be held Saturday, April 19, on campus. Typically 75-80 runners and walkers participate in the event which is also co-sponsored by the Central Maine Striders running club. Registration for $10 starts at 8 a.m. in the college’s Activities Building, and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will start at 9:15 a.m. Prizes for various age groups will be awarded. The race will coincide with Unity College’s Earth Day celebration. Contact Gary Zane for information at 948-9241 or email gzane@unity.edu.


BANGOR — Eastern Maine Community College will hold hitting and fielding clinics for children in Bangor, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturdays, at EMCC fields. Cost is $15 per session. Contact Tim Crowell at 944-9945 or email tkidtarpy@aol.com.


ORONO — The Maine Association of USA Track & Field to offer a free track and field officials clinic Sunday, April 6, in the Orono council chambers, Town Office Building, 59 Main St. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the clinic be held 1-4:30 p.m. The entrance to the Council Chambers faces Main Street. The clinic is for anyone interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school, or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified. Don Berry, master official in the sport and the Certification Chair for Maine USATF, will conduct the clinic. Contact Mary Cady, master USATF official and experienced meet director, if you plan to attend or have questions, 745-2540 or email kdmarykd@gmail.com.


FREEPORT — The 2014 Lobsterman Triathlon and Aquabike will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Winslow Park. If you sign up for the Lobsterman and the Boston Triathlon, receive a 10 percent discount on both entries.

ORRINGTON — Bangor YMCA is hosting its annual Tri for the Y Sprint Triathlon at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, at Brewer Lake Boat Launch in Orrington. Proceeds will provide camp, membership and program scholarships for children and teens. Early registration with a special discount until April 20. Triathletes will swim 750 meters in Brewer Lake, do a 12.4-mile bicycle ride through Orrington; and 3.1-mile out-and-back run. The Y will offer preparation training courses. To register, visit www.BangorY.org/Triathlon. Visit the Bangor YMCA Triathlon website, call 207-941-2808 or email the Triathlon Committee at triathlon@bangory.org for information.

CAMDEN – Second annual Run For Your Life Challenge for first responders, to be held May 24, on Ragged Mountain. On a rugged obstacle course that is sure to challenge everyone, runners will push themselves mentally and physically up and down Ragged Mountain. For teams or solo competitors. Register at www.emergencychallenge.org, or by calling the Camden Fire Department, 236-7950. To learn more, and to get involved, visit the Challenge website;f riend us on Facebook; email: info@emergencychallenge.org, or call 236-7950.


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