Today, July 13: The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race will begin at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. Three- and 6-mile courses. Information: downanddirtyobstaclerace.com.
Saturday, July 19: The Ocean Games in Ocean City, a fundraiser for the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program, will feature "Swim Ocean City," a 9-, 3- and 1-mile swim parallel to the shoreline, and "East Coast SUP CUP," a paddleboard out-and-back near the inlet. For information, go to oceangamesusa.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 19: BattleFrog, an obstacle-course race series founded and designed by Navy SEALs, will stop at Tomahawk MX in Hedgesville, W.Va. Participants can choose among 15K, 5K and 1K courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month qualification course that all SEALs must undergo. Information: battlefrogseries.com.
Tuesdays through September: 3-D archery from 5 p.m. until dark at the Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall.
Mondays through August: Summer 3-D fun shoots from 4:30 p.m. until dusk. Nonmembers $10; members $5. Information: and directions: baltimorebowmen.com.
Charles Street 12
Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at charlesst12.com.
Hunter safety course
Aug. 9: Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for the Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association's hunter safety course on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Classes will be Wednesdays & Thursdays, Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The test will be Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For further information, contact Butch Janeczek at 443-695-2565.
Aug. 23: For information on the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's fourth-annual tournament, go to mssa.net/beach-n-boat.
Aug. 24: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from noon to 3 p.m. Test your skill for a chance to win a turkey, ham or bacon. For further information, call Greg at 410-598-4970.
Nov. 1: The Orioles, OriolesREACH and manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, are joining forces with KidsPeace to host the fifth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk, a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The race will begin and end at Oriole Park. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for top runners, age-group winners, fundraising teams and best costumes. The registration fee is $30 through June 30, $35 through Oct. 27 and $40 on race day. Register at kidspeace5k.org. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington, including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. To volunteer or become a sponsor, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or email@example.com.
Please send us your Recreation & Outdoors calendar items and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Recreation & Outdoors" mentioned in the subject field.
Send story ideas to email@example.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject line.