Recreation and outdoors calendar

Crabbing update

Tuesday, May 13: Kelly Webb of the DNR Blue Crab Project will discuss regulation changes for the 2014 season at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. The meeting is at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome. Information: Contact Mark DeHoff at

Tour de Cure

Saturday, May 17: The American Diabetes Association's Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure has added individual and team time trials this year. Cycling options include 10, 31, 62, and 100 miles along scenic country roads, through farmland and small towns, along waterscapes and aboard the Oxford Bellevue Ferry. Event and registration information:

Push-ups for Charity

May 31: The event at Harley-Davidson of Frederick at 5722 Urbana Pike, which tests how many push-ups you can do in 90 seconds, will raise money for the Boot Campaign, a national organization promoting patriotism, raising awareness of veterans issues and providing money to assist military heroes. Hours: 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Information: or

Trail beautification

June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2 at 4500 Franklintown Road in Baltimore) from 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP by emailing or call Alex Krause at 410-448-5663.

Canoe N' Scoop

June 7: National Parks Conservation Association and Baltimore Parks & Recreation are hosting a Star-Spangled "Canoe N' Scoop" for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean the shoreline at Middle Branch Park (3300 Waterview Ave. in Baltimore) along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail. To reserve a spot, email or call Ed Stierli at or 202-454-3339.


June 8: A 9 a.m. fun run around Patterson Park, starting and ending at the Pulaski Memorial, will benefit children with peroxisomal disorders. Information:

Father's Day run

June 15: The Father's Day 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk will return for the 26th year on the GBMC campus to benefit the GBMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the South Chapman Building. Pre-race registration is available online at $30 until June 11. The price will increase to $35 until June 14, and walk-up registration is available on-site at $40 on race day. Information: or


June 20-22: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's 25th annual offshore tournament will take place in Ocean City; Wachapreague, Va.; Chincoteague, Va.; and Indian River Inlet, Del. Information:

Paddleboard Fun Race

June 28: Paddle Second Chance will hold its second annual Stand-Up Paddle day of fun racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance, which serves wounded combat veterans and their families as they make the transition back to active duty or into civilian life. The event will be at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, Del. For information, go to

Obstacle-course race

July 19-20: BattleFrog, an obstacle -course race series founded and designed by Navy SEALs, will stop at Crumland Farms in Frederick. 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:

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


Aug. 23: For information on the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's fourth-annual tournament, go to

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