Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

This is a make-up date for the rained out June 7 race.

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 8k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k and Awards
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k and Awards

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Waterville Music Boosters Color Run
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Waterville Music Boosters Color Run

Waterville Music Boosters welcomes you to join us as we run, walk, and jog while raising funds for our school!

This fun run/walk is open to EVERYONE in the community and we hope to see you there!

The My School Color Run is an untimed fun run/walk featuring a 5K. Throughout the course participants will experience color splash zones where they'll be doused in color and end with a final color toss celebration!

SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU REGISTER
#myschoolcolorrun    #WatervilleMSCR
AND don't forget to share your pictures before/after the event!
 

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 5k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Quarry Road Summer Race Series - 3k

Registration opens at 5 p.m.; FREE kids fun run at 5:30 p.m.; featured race starts at 6 p.m.

The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a fun, family-friendly, weekly trail running series. Our goal is to provide a summer of great experiences for runners in the greater Waterville area.  

Each week participants will complete different courses of varying lengths from 3k to 8k, utilizing the full extent of the Quarry Road trail system. Join us for a single race or participate all summer long to compete for the overall series title. 

For more information, please visit the Quarry Road Summer Race Series web site.

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Let's Go! National Trails Day
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Go! National Trails Day

Inland Hospital's ‎Let's Go! National Trails Day event is June 2 at Quarry Road Trails

Join us for a kids' fun run by the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center

Hike or bike on the trails. (Bring your own bike.)

Play Let's Go! Corn Hole or read a Let's Go! StoryWalk as you hike. 

Eat healthy snacks provided by a generous grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation administered by Healthy Northern Kennebec.

Join visiting artist Lisa Link on an interactive art and science walk to explore her public installation of WordWrap2018: Swimming Upstream—together with nature enthusiast Serena Sanborn of Common Street Arts, the walk will simultaneously investigate the natural world encountered on trails. Participants will create interactive photos along the trail incorporating nature elements.

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Colby Nordic Marathon
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Colby Nordic Marathon

Join the Colby College Nordic ski team for their spring fundraiser on March 17, 2018.

Race Information:

40km or 20km Skate Mass Start.

Start is at 9:30 a.m. for both distances.

Registration Information:

Registration will occur online at https://www.skireg.com/quarry-road-marathon

40k: $40 until March 1st. $55 until night March 15. $60 day of.

20k: $30 until March 1st. $45 until March 15. $50 day of.

*U23 and under will have a $10 discount across the board.

 

For more information please contact Lillian Naimie at lenaimie@colby.edu

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Feb
18
8:00 AM08:00

Winter Fun Day & Free Skiing

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 Local residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a day of cross-country skiing and other winter activities at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on Sunday, February 18.  This free community event, hosted by the City of Waterville with support from Friends of Quarry Road, Inland Hospital, Common Street Arts, and Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, is the third and final Community Ski Free Day scheduled for the 2017-2018 winter season.

The Welcome Center will be open from 10am until 4pm to provide free snowshoes to loan, ski equipment rentals, snacks, and information. Ski and snowshoe trails are open all day throughout the season with lighting on over a mile of trail for night skiing until 9pm. Quarry Road Trails’ state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures that the ski trails are covered even in periods of low natural snowfall.

Quarry Road’s Winter Fun Day is the February feature event in Inland Hospital’s Let’s Go! Family Fun Series; participants are encouraged to bring their passports and others can sign up between 10am and 1pm at the event for the free year-long program offering family-friendly events each month. Activities on Feb. 18 will include skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, a winter StoryWalk, snowflake art, and more.

These free community events and the Quarry Road Trails are supported through ski pass sales, donations, collaboration with partnering organizations, and contributions from annual sponsors.  This year’s gold level sponsors are Central Maine Motors, Colby College, Consigli, Grondin Construction, Inland Hospital, MaineGeneral Health, Maine State Credit Union, and Morin Orthodontics with bronze level support provided by Marden’s and Sappi. 

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Jan
27
8:00 AM08:00

Community Ski Free Day

Local residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a day of cross-country skiing and other winter activities at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on Saturday, January 27.  This free community event, hosted by the City of Waterville, is the second of three Community Ski Free Days scheduled for the 2017-2018 winter season. 

The Welcome Center will be open from 10am until 4pm to provide free snowshoes to loan, ski equipment rentals, snacks, and information. Ski and snowshoe trails are open all day throughout the season with lighting on over a mile of trail for night skiing until 9pm. Quarry Road Trails’ state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures that the ski trails are covered even in periods of low natural snowfall.

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These free community events and the Quarry Road Trails are supported through ski pass sales, donations, collaboration with partnering organizations, and contributions from annual sponsors.  This year’s gold level sponsors are Central Maine Motors, Colby College, Consigli, Grondin Construction, Inland Hospital, MaineGeneral Health, Maine State Credit Union, and Morin Orthodontics with bronze level support provided by Marden’s and Sappi. 

Quarry Road Trails is located at 300 Quarry Road in Waterville. For further information about the area, volunteer opportunities, programs, and events, call Waterville Parks and Recreation at (207) 680-4744 or visit quarryroad.org.

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OSI Leader Education Workshop: Cross-Country Skiing
Jan
19
to Jan 21

OSI Leader Education Workshop: Cross-Country Skiing

Outdoor Sport Institute's Leader Education Workshops are designed for coaches, program leaders, volunteers, parents, PE teachers, and others interested in learning more about outdoor sport education, and enhancing their skills to make a difference in their own communities.

Their workshops follow a two to three-day format with day one featuring classroom topics on the foundation of training philosophy and physiology, season planning and strategy, and subsequent days covering technique-specific skills. This workshop will cover cross-country skiing, both skate and classic techniques. For that reason, this workshop will run three days with one full day dedicated to each technique. Participants may opt to attend both technique days or just one.

Days two and three (January 20 and 21) will be on-snow at Quarry Road.

For more information or to sign up, please visit the OSI web site.

 

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Jan
13
to Jan 14

Colby Carnival

Division I NCAA ski races come back to Waterville!  Come cheer on the home team in their home carnival.

The tentative schedule for the weekend is as follows, but stay posted to the virtual coaches meeting link https://goo.gl/5w6Wu6 for the most up-to-date scheduling information as we are looking at some classic New England weather this weekend. 

Saturday January 13

10:00 AM Gates open for vehicle access (the venue is closed all Friday due to forecasted rain).

2:00 PM Collegiate Women 5K classic individual start race  

3:00 PM Collegiate Men 10K classic individual start race   

Sunday, January 14

10:00 AM Collegiate Women 10K freestyle mass start   

11:15 AM Collegiate Men 15K freestyle mass start

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CMSC Youth Program begins
Jan
3
3:00 PM15:00

CMSC Youth Program begins

The Central Maine Ski Club after-school ski program for grades K-8 kicks off on January 3. The program runs Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons until February vacation.

For first-timers, this program is a great introduction to the sport in a fun, caring environment. For more experienced young skiers, it's a great opportunity to build skills and have fun with friends.

For more information, see the Central Maine Ski Club web site.

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Donor Recognition Event
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Donor Recognition Event

As we look forward to the future of Quarry Road, we must take a moment to thank all the people and organizations whose generosity has made the Quarry Road Trails a reality. Only a few years ago, the site was over-grown and under-used, the place where the old Colby ski hill used to be. Now it is a first-class, four-season recreation area that enables people from all walks of life to enjoy the health benefits of the outdoors in an easily accessible area of natural beauty.

On Sunday, December 10, The Friends of Quarry Road will be holding a celebration of our all donors — large and small — at 1 pm at the Quarry Road Trails. At that event, we will officially dedicate the Harold Alfond Snowmaking Center, in recognition of the Harold Alfond Foundation's leadership support of the Quarry Road Trails. Everyone is welcome. 

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Quarry Road Opener / NENSA Zak Cup
Dec
10
7:30 AM07:30

Quarry Road Opener / NENSA Zak Cup

The Central Maine Ski Club is happy to announce the Quarry Road Opener is on for this Sunday, December 10th.  Registration is available at https://www.skireg.com/quarry-road-opener.

This is also the first race of the NENSA Zak Cup season.  If you wish to be scored for Zak Cup please enter your current NENSA number on the registration page.

Quarry Road currently has 0.8km loop that looks beautiful.  Check out pictures and stay up to date at CMSC site.

The race will be six laps or 4.8km for adults and 3 laps or 2.4km for BKL and Middle School.  More details are available on the registration page.

There is a fun and unique interval start format — with groups of 24 skiers starting at 15 second intervals, and leave 12 minutes open in the start list for those skiers to clear the course before the next “group” leaves at 15 second intervals.

Prepare your team to run their warmup (course access will have to close except for some brief course inspection breaks between each class.)

If you want to register as a team send an email roster and commitment of a check for that roster on race morning to cotepat@gmail.com. Day of race is available, for a $10 fee.

Sign up at https://www.skireg.com/quarry-road-opener

Schedule of Events

December 10, 2017 (Sunday)

7:30-8:55am: Course open for inspections

8:00AM Registration and warmup open

9AM:   Youth 2.4K (3 laps)  Interval start skate

9:45-9:55: course open

10AM:  Men’s 4.8K (6 laps) Interval start skate

10:45-10:55: course open

11AM:  Women’s 4.8K (6 laps) Interval start skate

Awards to follow conclusion of women’s race

 

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Master Plan Draft Presentation & Workshop
Dec
4
5:00 PM17:00

Master Plan Draft Presentation & Workshop

Join us at the Waterville Opera House for a public presentation and discussion of draft conceptual plans for the future of Quarry Road Trails, presented by Friends of Quarry Road and the SE Group. This event will include a presentation of findings as well as a significant opportunity for you to provide feedback that will shape the final plan.

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Outdoor Sport Institute open house
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Sport Institute open house

The Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) is hosting an open house for high school age students to learn about what OSI is and how they can be involved with Team OSI on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm at the Yurt at Quarry Road. Parents and students from communities in central Maine are welcomed to attend the meeting and get oriented to the four season opportunities that OSI has to offer in central Maine and across the state.

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Quarry Road Fall Festival
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Quarry Road Fall Festival

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Join Waterville Parks & Rec, Inland Hospital, and Friends of Quarry Road on Saturday, November 4 between 10am and 1pm for the Quarry Road Trails Fall Festival in Waterville.  All are invited to this free community event to explore the trails, learn about winter programs, volunteer opportunities, recent updates and future plans. 

Family-friendly activities will include trail walks, pumpkin bowling, and face painting and participants are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes to try out the pump track or go for a ride on the trails, including more than a mile of new singletrack. Season ski passes for the upcoming season will be on sale at pre-season discounted rates. 

This year’s Fall Festival is November’s featured event in Inland Hospital’s Let’s Go! Family Fun Series.  Hospital volunteers will be on-hand to stamp passports and register new participants for this free program linking families to local resources like Quarry Road Trails for year-round, active family fun.

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