• Race to the Top of Vermont discount

    Would you like to run the Mt Mansfield uphill race “Race To The Top Of Vermont” or RTTTOVT on August 27?

    And would you like to do it saving money on your entry fee? We need 5 or more to qualify. You need not be a club member. If so, go to the RTTTOVT race website, download and print the entry form, fill out with all the appropriate information.

    Please e-mail Len Hall at lensharon@comcast.net and he will provide a mailing address where you can send the form and a check payable to Catamount Trail Association for the $40 fee.

    Or you can hand deliver to Len at one of these races : WNHTRS Newport 6/10, Mt Washington 6/17, WNHTRS Claremont 7/1, Loon Mtn 7/2. He needs to have all forms/checks in my hand by July 7 as they must be submitted together.

  • Upper Valley Running Club trains for the CBHM!

    UVRC is training for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon this year. Come join us!

    We’ve got two weekly runs to prep for the race. April and May, we’ll target CBHM specifically. Feel free to come to either or both. General details below. In either case, watch the UVRC mailing list (for members), or our Meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/Upper-Valley-Running-Club/ for specific details and up-to-date information.

    Tuesday, we have a track workout. We typically meet on the Hanover High Track at 5:30. In April and May, we will have a workout ready specifically for folks training to run the CBHM on June 4th.

    Saturday morning, we have a long run, starting at 9am. In April and May, we’ll alternate between running on the course in Woodstock and our typical run from Omer and Bob’s in Lebanon. The official CBHM pacers (provided by UVRC) will be at these runs to help out; come meet the race day pacers.

    Please join us at either or both. You must be a UVRC member to attend regularly ($20 a year, a bargain!), though do feel free to come out and try out a run with us before joining the club. UVRC membership information: http://uppervalleyrunningclub.org/membership/

    Covered Bridges Half Marathon: http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/ Race is full for 2017, though you can still get an entry if you’re willing to raise money for one of their charities. See the website for details.

    Tentative Saturday/Sunday schedule (All start at 9am, check Meetup for up-to-date details!)

    April 1st: Billings Farm to Taftsville Bridge and back, 6 miles.
    April 8th: Omer and Bob’s, 7 miles.
    April 15th: Billings Farm to CBHM mile 9 and back, 8 miles.
    April 22nd: Omer and Bob’s, 9 miles.
    April 29th: Billings Farm to CBHM mile 10 and back, 10 miles.
    May 6th: Omer and Bob’s, 12 miles.
    SUNDAY, May 14th: Full course, meet at Quechee Polo Fields at 8:30, 13 miles, carpool to the start.
    May 20th: Omer and Bob’s, 12 miles. Cancelled due to multiple conflicts.
    May 27th: Billings Farm, 8 miles.
    June 4th: Race day!

    If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Stanfield McCown (rebecca.estelle@gmail.com) for more information about the pacers or Tim Smith (timothy.p.smith@dartmouth.edu) for more information about the club.

  • UVRS 2017 line-up announced!

    The eagerly anticipated line-up of races for the 2017 Upper Valley Running Series is now official! Here are the eight races that have been chosen:

    Race Race Link Distance Date Location
    1 Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle 5K March 18 Lebanon, NH
    2 BarnArts Race Around the Lake 10K May 21 Barnard, VT
    3 Skip’s Run 4M June 18 Lebanon, NH
    4 Hurricane Hill (trail) 10K July 22 Hartford, VT
    5 Run from the Law 5K August 6 Canaan, NH
    6 Sprouty 10K September 9 Sharon, VT
    7 Foliage Five 5M October 15 Thetford, VT
    8 Run for the Pie 5K November 4 Grantham, NH

    Again this year, you can register for all 8 races for the price of 6 by following the link at the top of the list of races on this page. The total price is $130 for members, or $150 for non-members (which would include the $20 annual membership fee).

    Thanks in advance to all of the Race Directors who have agreed to host races in our series and have committed to put on some of the best races in the Upper Valley!

  • Bob Katz

    Longtime UVRC member Bob Katz passed away recently. You can read his obituary here.

    Our condolences to Bob’s friends and family. Feel free to add any comments or reflections to this post.

  • Under the Tree Preview Recap

    Your intrepid reporter hit the streets of Hartland this morning to preview the Under the Tree 10K course, which is the next race in the Upper Valley Running Series. Other than some wicked humidity, here’s what I found:

    • Mile 0-1: running North on Rt. 12, narrow shoulder, slightly uphill, but generally flat
    • Mile 1-2: left onto Brownsville Rd, pass Skunk Hollow on your right. Less traveled road, a little more uphill profile than the first mile.
    • Mile 2-3: left onto County Rd. This is where the fun really begins. This entire mile is pretty much all uphill, nothing steep, but just a steady climb. Easy to overdo it at this point before reaching the half-way point.
    • Mile 3-4: left onto Rice Rd. Rice is a dirt road and a welcome relief from County Rd. More shade here as well as this area has many more trees. Profile of this mile is relatively flat with a few nice downhills. One noticeable uphill right as you approach mile 4.
    • Mile 4-5: still on Rice Rd. The easiest mile of the course, some nice downhills with a killer view of the Mt. Ascutney area as you close in on the mile 5 marker.
    • Mile 5-6.2: left onto Rt. 5. A busy road with a narrow shoulder. Also about 1/2 mile uphill from Rice Rd. towards Hartland Five Corners. Once you see the Mobil station on your right, it’s flat to the finish, turning on Rt. 12 with 2/10 of a mile to go.

    Remember, to score points in the UVRS, you must complete the 10K course, as the 5K will not count. See you next Saturday morning on hopefully a less humid day!!

  • CHaD Hero Early Bird Registration

    From CHaD Event Coordinator Andrea Denhart:

    Please join us for the CHaD HERO, a fun & inspiring athletic fundraiser that benefits the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Save up to 50% or $25 on registration fees by signing up before August 15!

    chadHOW TO BE A HERO: You can run, walk, hike, bike, volunteer or donate – there is something for everyone!

    DATE/LOCATION OF CHaD HERO: October 16, 2016 on the Dartmouth Green, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

    INFORMATION: For more information or to register, visit www.chadhero.org

    WHY THE CHAD HERO MATTERS

    • 100% of the CHaD HERO proceeds fund critical child and family support services that rely on philanthropy.
    • There is more demand for these services than currently being funded.
    • CHaD serves 70,000 unique pediatric patients annually at 15 locations.
    • No child is turned away due to financial or insurance circumstances.
    • We hope to see you for this important community fundraiser for CHaD kids!
  • C25K Program in Valley News

    Click on photo below to read the article about the club’s Couch-to-5K program in today’s Valley News.