Thanks Hannah for promoting the local races in the Upper Valley!
Your Upper Valley Running Series scorers have been hard at work and have now updated the scoring to reflect the second race in the series, Road to the Pogue. You can see the updated standings here:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if we have flubbed your results in any way.
Next up in the series will be Skip’s Run on June 19th. Hope to see you there!
Judy’s Run/Walk on the Thetford Academy trails
Benefiting the Melanoma Foundation of New England
Sunday May 22nd. Kick off time is 10:00AM, but feel free to come any time before 1:00PM
Join us in honoring a special teacher, mother, wife, and friend as you run/walk along the Thetford Academy trail system.
Judy taught special education at Thetford Academy for over 28 years before losing her courageous battle to cancer. She had been diagnosed with Melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer that spread to her brain and bones. She died in July, 2015.
The TA trails consist of the 5KM Dan Grossman trail where every October over 2,000 high school cross country runners from New England and beyond come to compete in the “Woods Trail Run”. If 5KM is too short a distance you can easily connect to Mimi’s trail. This 5.2 mile out and back loop takes you to the top of Holton Hill a 500 foot vertical climb where you will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Upper Valley.
Since ARC Plumbing and Heating of Bratford, VT has graciously supported this event. there will be no registration fee. Just bring a check made out to MFNE for any amount.
Being a devote teacher, Judy would be pleased that donations would support this organization because they support Education and awareness of Melanoma.
Bring kids and furry friends, (dog biscuits will be provided).
When: Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Where: Suicide Six Ski Area, South Pomfret, VT
Race Start Time: 4:05pm
Pre-Register by January 28th: $25
Race day entry fee: $40
Open to competitors ages 16 and over
– one free day pass to the Nordic and Snowshow Adventure Center for all
– exciting awards for top finishers, including a luxurious, two-night
getaway for two at the Woodstock Inn & Resort for first place (men and
Tempted to Face It? Check out RunReg for event details.
Want to participate without running up a mountain? We need volunteers!
Online registration for participants and volunteers is now open: click here.
2016 NH Grand Prix Series Schedule
1. Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Lebanon NH, Saturday, March 19, 2016
2. Chief Maloney Memorial 10K, Greenland NH, Sunday, April 24, 2016
3. Bedford Rotary 12K, Bedford NH, Saturday, May 21, 2016
4. Skip’s Run 4M, Lebanon NH, Sunday, June 19, 2016
5. Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5K, Londonderry NH, Saturday July 23, 2016 (evening event)
6. St. Charles Children’s Home 5K, Portsmouth NH, Monday (Labor Day), September 5, 2016
7. Granite State 10 Miler, Concord NH, Sunday October 9, 2016
8. New England Half Marathon, Concord NH, Sunday, October 23, 2016
You’ll notice 2 races are in our backyard and already on our own running series. Let’s keep the dynasty going in 2016!!
I’m happy to report the following races have been chosen for our Upper Valley Running Series for 2016:
March 19 – Lebanon Shamrock Shuffle (5K), Lebanon, NH
May 14 – Road to the Pogue (6.1M), Woodstock, VT
June 19 – Skip’s Run (4M), Lebanon, NH
July 4 – Red, White & Blue 6.2 (10K), Lebanon, NH
August 20 – Under the Tree (10K), Hartland, VT
September 10 – Sprouty (10K), Sharon, VT
October 2 – Foliage Five (5M), Thetford, VT
November 5 – Run for the Pie (5K), Grantham, NH
Long-time members will notice a few returning favorites as well as some new races included for the first time! Something else new this year, is that runners will have to be members of the club to be included in the scoring, but the good news is if you register for the entire 8-race series (for the price of 6!), your annual membership is already included!
More information can be found on our 2016 UVRS page. Hope everyone’s New Year’s resolution is to be a UVRS finisher next year!
UVRC to start collecting used running shoes for recycling, “re-purposing”, through the More Foundation Group. Look for the UVRC collection box at the Hanover Turkey Trot 10K on November 22nd, 2015.
Did you know that your old athletic shoes (running & soccer) can be re-purposed into agricultural training, tree nurseries, and much more? A single pair of used athletic shoes can also remove one ton of carbon from the atmosphere, while helping lift an entire family out of poverty. Those dusty shoes in your closet have more power than you know!
The MORE Athletic Shoe Re-purpose Program: We want to help you harness that power by supporting the MOREFoundation Group (a Delaware 501c3 non-profit.) MORE provides used athletic shoes to vendors in Africa. The proceeds enable MORE to send millions of tree seeds and training to the poorest of rural farm families.
Shoes to Trees: Instead of decomposing in landfills, your used athletic shoes can be re-purposed to offset tons of carbon from the atmosphere and regenerate farm land through agro-reforestation. Get all the facts at MOREFoundationGroup.org
How You Can Help: Bring in your used – but not abused – athletic shoes. The MORE Foundation needs athletic shoes (running and soccer, sizes 6 – 12.) It’s time to change your shoes and change lives.