2018 100-Acre Challenge

From left: Mount Washington Valley locals Kristin Light, Taryn Palmer, Andrew Light and Ken McPherson battle the mud at last year's 100-Acre Challenge. This year's challenge is on Saturday, Sept. 28. (COURTESY PHOTO)

INTERVALE — The 100-Acre Wood in Intervale will be turned into a crazy obstacle adventure course for participants of the seventh annual 100-Acre Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 28, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. behind the Theater in the Wood.

This fundraiser is one that the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has created to help support its literacy initiatives.

Participants are encouraged to fundraise for their registration fees and more to support the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Outreach Reading Program. All net proceeds of this event will be contributed to the cost of getting more books into the hands, homes and hearts of children throughout the North Country of New Hampshire.

The fun begins with the children’s Mini-Acre Challenge that will start at 9:30 a.m. The 5K full course heats will begin at 10 a.m. with heats leaving every 12 minutes with drums and bagpipes from The American Rogues to start things off.

Individuals and teams of two, three or four are encouraged to participate. There are prizes for the top competitors in each division along with the top fundraisers above and beyond the registration fees.

Along with the adventure, there will be food trucks including Dueling Chefs Smoke-n-Grille, The Purple Straw and Trail’s End, and alcoholic beverages available from Amoskeag with a donation.

There will be a number of children’s activities, including a craft station provided by Home Depot. Participants and spectators will also enjoy live music during the event provided by valley favorite Shark Martin.

Saturday evening, The American Rogues will perform for the final Sunset Concert Series at the Theater in the Wood.

 The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is a charitable 501 (c)(3) non-profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves, with a mission to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity.

For more information or to register for the 100-Acre Challenge, go to believeinbooks.org

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