Combine a North Conway Race with a Mountain Getaway!
Staying fit is important but having fun while you’re doing it is even more important. Or at least we think so! Ready to run up a mountain, race downhill on your mountain bike or maybe take an easy stroll for a mile on a scenic mini-course trail? The North Conway area has some fun races coming up and what better reward than to celebrate your finish with a couple days at a resort where you can kick back in an Adirondack chair and enjoy the view of the mountains with a refreshing tropical drink, or cool off by racing down a slide in the indoor water park?
Mark your calendar for these fun events and book direct at Red Jacket Resorts to wind down after the big race.
Cranmore Mountain Race
June 3 – 4, 2017
The 15th USATF Mountain Running Championships will be held on Saturday June 3rd & Sunday June 4th at Cranmore Mountain. The weekend will consist of four races along with a post-event awards party at local brewery, Tuckerman Brewing Company! The weekend’s races will start on Saturday morning with a 5k loop course on the mountain, followed by the men’s championship two-loop course. Later on Saturday, the women will run the same two-loop course. On Sunday June 4th, runners can participate in an uphill mountain race. Day of event entry will be available. For more information, visit http://www.acidoticracing.com/cranmore-mountain-race/#.WDRi6bIrJaR
Salomon Spring Trail Running/Walking Series
Great Glen Trails
Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2017, 3:30pm – 7:00pm
A weekly trail race series for all abilities and ages. Racers can run or walk the long, short or mini courses between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. Course lengths range from Mini (1 mile) to Short (2.5 miles) to Long (3.4 miles). Details at http://www.greatglentrails.com/events-list/summer-events/spring-trail-running-series
30th Annual White Mountain Miler Cranmore Hill Climb: A Jim Soroka Tribute
Sunday July 9, 2017, 9 AM
This family friendly event welcomes all ages and abilities with age group awards for runners and walkers and tee shirts to the first 100 entrants. Take a chairlift ride down after the race for post-race refreshments and the use of Cranmore Mountain Resort facilities. Proceeds benefit the Gretchen B. Hatch Scholarship Fund.
Mountain Bike Double Down DH Series Race #1
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10am – 4pm
Attitash hosts it’s own local DH Series Event featuring prizes for top podium finishers. This series is open to all visiting mountain bike guests to Attitash and uses three different courses throughout the season. There is a Pro division and two Amateur divisions. Prizes for Pros are a cash purse and Amateurs win prizes from participating sponsors. It is a best of 2 runs format, so all you need is one clean run through the course. Details at https://www.attitash.com/event/dddh1/
Bucks for Bernie 24 Hour Track Relay
July 28 – 29, 2017
Friday 6PM to Saturday 6 PM
Bucks for Bernie is a 24 Hour Track Relay Race that will raise funds for the Kennett High School Track and Field Program. The Bernie in Bucks for Bernie is Bernie Livingston, the cross country/track and field coach at Kennett High School for over three decades. The first Bucks for Bernie occurred in 1993 and was set up to raise funds to send Bernie to coaching school to get his USATF Coaching Certification. This year’s event will be to raise funds for the team. A relay team is made up of ten-people: runners, walkers, mix, all male, all female, age……you name it! Details at http://whitemountainmilers.com/bucksforbernie/
Those are just a few of the fun fitness events in the North Conway area, so pack your bags, sneakers and bike and book direct at Red Jacket Resorts for a sporty summer getaway!