Recreation and outdoors calendar

December 23, 2012

First Day Hikes

Jan. 1. All 50 state park systems will offer free, guided hikes so individuals and families can get the new year off on the right foot. For information, go to

Urban stroll

Jan. 5. Join a 3.3-mile urban stroll through Locust Point and Fort McHenry with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Step-off at 10 a.m. Details: (click "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.

Md. Half Marathon

Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The race will be May 11 in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. The cost of registration will be $75 until Jan. 31, $85 in February and $90 from March 1 to May 11. The cost of the Dozer's Kids Fun Run is $15. Register at

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