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February 2024 News & Announcements

By: Robert "RJ" Jones

Racing Updates

The Upper Valley Racing Series is LIVE!! Check out Geoff’s update for all the details but in short,we have a veritable cornucopia full of awesome local races for you this year including some returning favorites like the Shamrock Shuffle and the Tiger Run, in addition to new races like the Lake Morey Ice Breaker and the Triple Dam 10K! 

While we of course want to push our local racing series we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that there are many many great races out there in our local and extended community. Check out my post on our current (but expanding) race calendar and send over any races you’d like to see! 

Featured Local Race: Take to the Trails 5k and Kids Field Day

If there is one story I never get tired of hearing, it's the one about people whose hard work paid off! And friends, it's no secret that organizing a race, heck organizing any event requiring more than 5 humans but ESPECIALLY a race with all its moving parts (pun intended) is a herculean effort! So HUGE kudos to Thetford resident, Anya Gendel who set out with a mission to organize a local 5k and fundraiser to help children in her community and DID IT! The Take to the Trails 5k is partially a fundraiser to help the Maple Leaf Children’s Center but more than that it is an opportunity for Thetford residents and beyond to have fun! The race will be May 19 starting at Thetford Academy and will also include a Field Day! I hope you will consider supporting another one of our local races! 

Club Announcements

Tuesday Night Track

Until Spring, our TNT workouts will continue to be at Occom Pond which is approximately 1 mile in circumference and usually illuminated. We will meet here just across from the Dartmouth Outing Clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. 

We also will start bringing back Hill Workouts!!!. We will be going up and down Tuck Drive to work those oh-so-important glute muscles. When we meet for hill workouts it will be at the base of Tuck Drive here. Be sure to keep an eye out on your emails for location updates.  

February Runners Night Out

This month's Runners Night Out will be February 13 aka Palentine’s Day, at Hanover Ramuntos! Come hang out with your pals after Tuesday Night Track! There may or may not be anatomically correct heart-shaped cookies! 

2024 UVRC Memberships are Now Open

2024 is here! Which means it is time to renew your membership! Our links our live for Individuals and Families

And as a reminder your memberships get you:

  • Weekly challenges with Tuesday Night Track (TNT) workouts 
  • A monthly newsletter featuring articles written by club members and board members
  • Club Competition at its finest! We compete against other running clubs in NH and have our own local racing series
  • Access to training, coaches, and a running community that can HELP answer your questions. Visit:
  • Omer & Bob’s here in Lebanon, NH, has been a strong supporter of the club since its beginning. We meet there on Saturday mornings for group runs. They also provide members with 15% off shoes, apparel, & other running-related gear discounts.
  • We also have a 10% discount with Stateline Sports in West Lebanon, NH and they can offer a 10% discount on all regular-priced running shoes, socks, insoles, and running accessories.
  • Social events like our banquet and Runner's Night Out on the second Tuesday of every month!


Is there something you’d like to see our club do in 2024? Let us know! You have a Club Board of Directors who are eager to make it happen! Reach out to

PS: Check out Susannah Gravel's sweet pups, Bruce and Dotty, in their Christmas sweaters!

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