Remember, there is no trail run in Whitaker Woods this Tuesday, Aug. 6. Instead, head down to Madison for the Jim Wellinghurst 5K Race.

The race, held in conjunction with Madison Old Home Week, starts at the Madison Church and ends at the Post Office and costs $10. Start time is 6 p.m. The race benefits the Madison Church Camp Scholarship. For more information, go to

I missed Tuesday’s trail run with the heat but there was a good turnout at this week’s White Mountain Milers and Eastern Mountain Sports Whitaker Woods Trail Run. There have been 200 numbers given out for this year’s series, and it’s not over yet.

The run is free, but everyone is encouraged to become a member of the White Mountain Milers. Membership is $10 for students, $15 for individual or $20 for a family. The membership fees help to pay for the insurance which covers Milers Events like the trail run.

White Mountain Miler clothing will be on sale at the weekly event and these proceeds go to our Gretchen B. Hatch Scholarship Fund.

Go to for more information on the fun runs, including results.

More information from the Bucks for Bernie’s Kids 12-Hour Relay from July 20:

Bernie Livingston writes: “On behalf of the boys and girls track and field teams and the boys and girls cross-country running teams, I want to personally thank all the runners and walkers and volunteers who participated in the 12-hour run in Whitaker Woods to help provide needed equipment and uniforms to our teams. In spite of less than ideal weather, everything went smoothly, with many teams and individuals setting personal bests. Special thanks to Terry and Chris Ballou for organizing and managing this wonderful event. Hope to see everyone back again next year.”

Terry and Chris Ballou add: “Thank you so much to the following sponsors: Bagels Plus, Via Roma, GNC, Wicked Fresh, Shaw’s, Steph’s Stylin’ Salon, Hannaford, Pepsi, Cathy Dowling and Diane Bowles. KHS Track appreciates all who volunteered, participated or donated.”

I know I’m looking forward to next year.

The new Core Community Fitness Co-Op is looking for your help. With the closing of Cranmore Family Fitness, a group has taken steps to keep your exercise program going. The new gym will be on East Conway Road, behind Pete’s Restaurant Equipment, and they need you to help in getting it ready. Check out the Facebook page and contact them to offer your help.

Run the Whites Friday Night Vertical Series has ended, but there’s another race happening today, Saturday, Aug. 3. The Black Mountain Summer 5K/10K Race starts at 7 p.m. The views from Black Mountain are spectacular and the community of runners makes for a great time. Check out more information at or Run the Whites on Facebook.

Congratulations to Albany’s Leslie O’Dell for her 3:29:01 first place female and 17th place overall finish in the 43rd annual Escarpment Trail Run on July 28. Leslie also claimed second place female in the “Queen of the Hills” results.

The Escarpment is a highly technical 30 kilometer trail run in the North Catskill Mountains. With 10,000 feet of elevation change, this event is for mountain goats only and limited to 200 runners who must meet qualifying standards. Also making the trek to Haines Falls, N.Y., was Richard Fargo of Chatham, who finished in 4:16:07.

The New Hampshire Senior Games are happening now through the end of August with running, walking, track and field events, cornhole, archery, table tennis, bowling, pickleball, archery, tennis, golf and more. The track and field events take place on Aug. 18, and there’s a running road race on the Aug. 10. Anyone 40-and-older is welcome to compete, but only 50-plus “seniors” qualify for awards.

For more information and the schedule, go to

You could be like Diane Hoffman of Massachusetts, who last weekend, during the USA Track and Field Championships at Holy Cross, broke the world record for her age (91) in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 2:44:25.

She also went on to set records for the 100- and 200-meter run. Diane turned 92 on Wednesday, so watch for new world records.

See you next Tuesday in Madison for the Jim Wellinghurst 5K or next Saturday in Fryeburg for the Dole 3-Miler or in Freedom for the Old Home Week 5K.

“What dreadful hot weather we have. It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” — Jane Austen.

Upcoming Races and Weekly Runs

All of the events listed are for runners and walkers. See more events at and sign up early for extra savings on many races.

• Every Wednesday, Breakfast Run: 6:45 a.m. walk, 7 a.m. run, with 4-mile and 3-mile loops. Meet behind the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Always followed by breakfast.

• Thursdays: Salomon Spring Trail Series,

• Wednesdays: Chi Running No Pain, All Gain Training,

• Thursdays: Tuckerman Brewery Pub Run, runthewhites on Facebook.

• Friday’s Black Mountain Vertical Series, runthewhites on Facebook.

• Tuesdays through Aug. 13: White Mountain Milers free Whitaker Woods 5K Run/2 Mile Walk 5:30 p.m.,

• Saturday, Aug. 3: Black Mountain Summer 5K/10K,

• Tuesday, Aug. 6: Jim Wellinghurst 5K Madison (more information soon).

• Saturday, Aug. 10: Freedom Old Home Week 15th Anniversary 5K Race,

• Saturday, Aug. 10: Dole 3 Miler, Fryeburg,

• Saturday, Aug. 28: Kennett Cross-Country Challenge,

• Saturday, Aug. 31: Injury Prevention Workshop,

• Saturday, Sept. 21: White Mountain Milers Half/Half-of-the-Half/Relay and 5K Race,

• Sunday, Sept. 22: Kismet Cliff Run,

• Saturday, Sept. 28: the second annual Be the One Trail Running Festival, Littleton,

• Saturday, Oct. 5-6: Bubba’s Backyard Ultra,

Donna Cormier is a licensed massage therapist, avid runner, and walker, cyclist, hiker, paddleboarder, and skier, with an office at 50 Seavey Street, in North Conway. For more running information, ideas, contributions, race reviews and results, reach Donna at See you on the run.

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