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Waterville Represented at Circle Trot

April 16, 2014

The 4th annual Circle Trot was held on Sunday, April 13 – an overcast, cold, wet and windy day.  But the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the 325+ people (and dogs) who ran and walked in the 2k, 5k and 10k events, a fundraiser for the Circle Program, a summer camp and year-round mentoring program that provides girls and young women with the skills, courage and confidence to handle challenges in their lives.

Waterville Valley was well represented at the Circle Trot.  The White Mountain Athletic Club was an event sponsor and fielded a team in the 10k race with Rene Schwartz, Arpie Beaman and Leah Coutu.  My daughter, Jenna Stearns, and her high school and college friend and field hockey teammate, Kelly Hood, also ran in the 10k.  I saw Joe Clark, Jr., Debbie Moore (former marketing director at Waterville Valley ski resort), Stacy Lopes (formerly with Waterville Valley marketing department), Don Hyde (of EVP Marketing & Media), and the Knobloch’s.

Here are some photos taken by Martha Macomber for the Circle Program.  There are even more photos on the Circle Program Facebook page!

Marcia King, Leah Coutu, Arpie Beaman & Rene Schwartz repping the White Mountain Athletic Club

Marcia King, Leah Coutu, Arpie Beaman & Rene Schwartz repping the White Mountain Athletic Club

White Mountain Athletic Club's cheering section!

White Mountain Athletic Club’s cheering section!

Jenna Stearns’ (right) cheering section (Dad, Harry, on left and yours truly in the middle)


Why are Rene & Arpie always smiling when they run?!


Kelly Hood (#8) and Jenna Stearns (#210) looking happy at the starting line!

Rene Schwartz coming through the finish line!

l-r Kelly Hood & Jenna Stearns

Don Hyde with his wife Wilma

Debbie Moore (right)

Debbie Moore (right)

Joe Clark, Jr. (right)

Joe Clark, Jr. (right)



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.

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