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Black Bear Half Marathon/5k comes to Waterville Valley

August 11, 2013

The inaugural Black Bear Half Marathon and 5K race will bring runners to the mountain resort village of Waterville Valley on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.   The event is the fourth half marathon in the 2013 New England Half Marathon Tour run by 3C Race Productions.

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This new event offers a challenging and scenic half marathon or 5K course along quiet country roads in one of New Hampshire’s most beautiful towns – Waterville Valley!  Runners of all ages are welcome and will be treated to a first class experience.

The half marathon kicks off with a counter-clockwise loop through Waterville Valley resort along Corcoran Pond, Boulder Path Road, the Waterville Valley Golf Course, West Branch Road and then Tripoli Road, and will finish in the village.

There will be numerous fluid stations along the course — manned by the Plymouth Regional High School Outing Club — and a post-race party with fresh fruit and refreshments. Runners can pick up a tag and race packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. at Packard Field.

The half marathon will be run Sunday, August 25, at 9:00 a.m. The 5K starts at 9:30 a.m.  Twenty percent of all entry fees will be donated to Plymouth [NH] Regional High School’s cross country and track team.

>> Download printable race registration

>> Register online

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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