JEFFERSON — Runners of all levels can join Hidden Valley Nature Center and Midcoast Conservancy at the second annual Spring Trail Running Training Series starting April 20 and run for six consecutive Wednesdays. Hosted at the center in Jefferson and sponsored by Trail Monster Running Club, runners will have the opportunity over the six-week session to run a scenic marked loop of either three- or six-mile trail.

Arrive between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Wednesday nights and run either loop either by yourself or with a group. This is an informal training series designed to be self-competitive, where runners will be timed and progress can be tracked each week on the course. Volunteers will be on hand to provide bibs, timing, water and encouragement.

The series will end May 25 a potluck cookout and prizes for all participants.

For more information and registration, visit Advance registration is encouraged, but day-of registration will be possible. The cost for all six weeks ranges from $20 to $35, and is free for children younger than 13. Day-of registration will cost $8. Child care will be available each week while parents run. Cost is $5 per child, per week. Dress appropriately for outdoor play and bring snackd.

Part of Midcoast Conservancy, the Jefferson Center is a nonprofit education and recreation center hosting diverse opportunities to explore the outdoors. The center is open to the public 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. For more information, visit or, email [email protected], or call 389-5150.

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