What are we talking about?

Join the University of Maine and the community of Orono as we participate in our first Outdoor Nation Challenge to become the “most outdoorsy” school in the country. The challenge is a competition where over 90 schools nationwide go head-to-head to participate in the most outdoor activities from September 18 to October 15.  Each school gains points when the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members get outside! The school that has the most people to get outside will win the National Outdoor Championship.

How Do I Begin?

  1. Sign up
    • Create an account on the Outdoor Nation App on iTunes and Google Play to join the UMAINE team!
  2. Get Outside
    • Log all of your outdoor activities in the App and compete against students across the country
  3. Win Prizes!
    • Earn free outdoor gear and claim the title of National Outdoor Champion

Do Not Miss These Events!

Monday September 18 – LL Bean Boot Kickoff on the Mall

Saturday September 23, 3:00–6:00 p.m. – Paddlefest on the Stillwater

Friday September 29, 6:00 p.m. – Ed Webster First Ascents Presentation at the Hauck Auditorum

Thursday October 5, 7:00–10:00 p.m. – Blackout Climbathon at Maine Bound

Friday October 13, 7:00 p.m. – Headlamp 5k Trail Run at the University Forest

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