WATERVILLE — Registration is open for Thomas College’s fifth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run to be held Sunday, April 14, at the college. The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is a 5K, 14-obstacle course that loops through the woods and campus, and will be held on Thomas College’s new campus trail, the Sukeforth Family Trail System. Obstacles range from monkey bars, tire flips; mud crawl; bucket carry; three-, four-, and five-foot walls; and trails. The new course includes more mud pits, tire drags and a few surprises. Registration is open online. The cost is $30 before Feb. 14 and $45 afterward, and is open to everyone. All proceeds support Thomas College student recreation. In the past, they have purchased exercise bikes, fat-tire mountain bikes and disc golf baskets, and have built an outdoor ice rink.
PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires begins its annual clinic for prospective umpires at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Room 106 at the Christie Building at Northern Maine Community College. Candidates who pass the written exam after week 5 will then attend two umpiring mechanics classes and begin umpiring sub-varsity games this spring. The cost of the clinic is $45 and includes rule book, case book, printed materials and exam. For more information, contact board clinician Bill Casavant at 207-551-5778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeks nominations for induction this year. Founded in 1969, the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors from all corners of the state who have achieved prominence in, made valuable contributions to or had a lasting impact on baseball in Maine. To make a nomination, include either a resume or supporting documentation and send it to Maine Baseball Hall of Fame P.O. Box 1062, Yarmouth, ME 04096; or email to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 1. The induction ceremony will be July 28.
BAILEYVILLE — The DownEast Credit Union Basketball Tournaments, for teams in grades eight and below, will be held on two weekends in March at Woodland High School. The boys tournament is March 16-17 and the event for girls is set March 23-24. The cost is $130 per team with Certified I.A.A.B.O officials set to work the games. A hotshot competition is included, and there will be a concession stand. Contact Woodland Recreation Department Director Michael Boies at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 207-427-6205 or 207-214-8784
BANGOR — The Maine Recreation and Parks Association and The Maine Red Claws of the NBA development league are partnering to hold The MRPA Red Claws Hot Shot Competition 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at Bangor Parks and Recreation, 647 Main St. The free program is open to youth ages 9-15. Preregistration is required. Hot Shot involves shooting from five “hot spots” marked on one end of the basketball court. This competition tests each contestants speed, shooting, dribbling and rebounding ability. Winners move on to the state competition to be held before a Maine Red Claws game March 10. Divisions are divided by age and gender. Register your child based on his/her age as of March 31, 2019. Shooting for boys begins at 9 a.m. and for girls at 10:30 a.m. Check in 30 minutes prior.
OLD TOWN — The Old Town-Orono YMCA will hold the 34th Bob Messier Basketball Tournament on five separate weekends in February and March as follows: Grades 3-4, girls, Feb. 9-10; boys, Feb. 16-17; grades 7-8, girls, Feb. 23-24; boys, March 2-3; grades 5-6 girls, March 9-10; boys, March 16-17. The cost is $200 per team, which is due by Feb. 1. For more information, call Dennis Whitney at 207-827-9622 or email email@example.com.
PRESQUE ISLE — The Aroostook Basketball Camp for players ages 9-16 will be held June 24-29 for boys and July 8-12 for girls at Presque Isle gymnasiums. Camps are designed to help players develop skills through drills, games and lectures. The coaching staff includes successful high school and college coaches. Camp counselors will be high school and college players who will relate their playing experiences and help with instruction. For more information, contact Bill Casavant at 207-551-5778 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Aroostook Basketball Camp Facebook page.
BREWER — The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Noon Time Tee Time Golf Lessons, beginning Thursday, March 14. The four-week session is designed for adult golfers of all abilities. PGA Professional Mark Hall bring years of teaching experience to benefit participants. Those interested may register by going to www.brewerrec.com and creating an account. The fee is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Maximum class size is 10.
ORONO — The University of Maine is holding the 12th Healthy High Saturday, April 27, at the New Balance Recreation Center, Hilltop Road, University of Maine. The 15K starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K/10K at 9:30 a.m. The 5K/10K/15K run/walk begins at the rec. center and continues on a course around campus ending back at the rec. center. The courses will be timed until 1 p.m. Both the 5K course and the 10K course are certified by USATF. Prizes for the top male and female runners in each of the divisions for the 5/10/15K. Preregistration by paper goes until April 26. Mail-in registration available in January. No refunds or transfers for this race.
ORONO — The University of Maine’s Campus Recreation office has scheduled the Black Bear Cross Country Ski Race for 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, on the trails behind the New Balance Student Recreation Center on Hilltop Road. Race distances will include 4 kilometers, 9K and 15K, the latter of which will include classes for men and women: 17-under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-plus. Race-day registration begins at 9 a.m. in the fitness center. A waxing area, showers and restrooms will be available. The entry fee is $10 for any race and checks should be made payable to the University of Maine. Send entries to: Black Bear XC Ski Race, University of Maine, 04469-5797 New Balance Student Recreation Center, Orono, ME, 04469-5797. For more information, contact Thad Dwyer at 207-581-1234 or email@example.com
CARRABASSET VALLEY — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount tickets for Sugarloaf Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 10; tickets are $56 for adults and $50 youth, equipment rentals are available. The registration deadline is Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.BangorParksandRec.com, call 207-992-4490 or stop by the Parks and Recreation office on 647 Main St. in Bangor.