It’s time to train for the Black Bear Half Marathon & 5K race which are returning to Waterville Valley Resort on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at 9 a.m.
The entry fee for the Half Marathon is $60 until Aug. 21, $70 from Aug. 21-27, $80 on race day. Entry fee for the 5K is $30 until Aug. 21, $35 from Aug. 21-27, and $40 on race day. Register online here.
The challenging half marathon course starts and finishes in the Town Square. The course runs around the Ice Arena, west on Village Road, left onto Snows Brook Road, left onto Packard Road, left onto Valley Road, right onto Boulder Path Road, left onto West Branch Road, and then right onto the Connector Trail along the Mad River. Right onto Livermore Road for a 4 mile out and back. Stay on Livermore Road on the way back past the Connector Trail to West Branch Road, right onto Tripoli Road for an out and back to the Vista Campground. Stay on Tripoli Road on the way back past West Branch Road, left onto Valley Road back into town. Continue past Village Road onto Boulder Path Road out to a loop around the Academy parking Lot, coming back on Boulder Path Road. Turn right onto Snows Brook Road, left on Village Road, and into the Finish line at Town Square by going around the Ice Arena.
Click here for the 5K course map.