Did you? Did you sign up for the the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Auto Road Race lottery? The lottery entry closes this Monday, Feb. 25, at 11:59 p.m. Hurry! Get your name in there!
Racer selection winners will be announced by email on Feb. 28, at 12:30 p.m. The race takes place on Saturday, June 15. For more information, go to: tinyurl.com/hpkta3f.
Don’t forget to save the date for the annual White Mountain Milers Meeting at Tuckerman Brewing Company, on Tuesday, March 5. Come at 6 p.m. to socialize, snack on pizza, join the club, compare training schedules and upcoming races and purchase your White Mountain Miler gear. And, if you didn’t receive your selection winner email but received the runner rejection letter from the Mount Washington Road Race, you may register for the much-coveted entries to the Mount Washington Road Race. Go to whitemountainmilers.com for more information.
To get on the list for the Miler bypass spots:
1. You must be a current WMM member.
2. Have a copy of your rejection letter to prove you applied.
3. Attend the March 5 meeting.
4. Volunteer for a Miler event.
The Milers receive these spots because we volunteer for the Mount Washington Road Race. Please reach out to Ashley Benes with volunteer interest and race questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership to the White Mountain Milers is due or was due on Jan. 1. You may pay your dues online at whitemountainmilers.com, or print out an membership form from the website or attend the annual meeting and sign up there!
There’s a new race to add to your calendar. The Spring Run Off 5K and 10K will take place on Saturday, April 6. Registration is open until March 31 with no “day of” registration. Register at ultrasignup.com.
The races start at Schouler Park and maps are available on Spring Run Off on Facebook. Entry for the race includes admission to the annual Chili Cook Off, there’s a untimed fun run/walk and a toddler dash! Fun and food for the whole family are also offered. Proceeds from the race benefit the Rec Path. You can find more information at Rockhopperraces.com.
And, after you become warmed by all that chili, head to Black Mountain in Jackson for the third annual Wild Corn, a celebration of uphill and backcountry skiing. Corn laps, live music, BBQ, bevvies, activities, skimo, games and more — a can't miss springtime event under the sun at Black! Tickets and more information are coming soon at granitebackcountryalliance.org.
Coach Bernie Livingston has put out a call for help for the two home track and field meets at Kennett High School. The dates are Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, May 7, also at 4 p.m. Come see and feel the athleticism and fun that these kids have for life. It will give you hope for the future by meeting these athletes. If you are able and willing help at either. or both, please let Bernie know by emailing him at email@example.com. Bernie will let you know where you will be needed and whether or not we’ll be needing shovels to clear the snow on the track!
All of this snow, nine feet for the season according to Miler Roger Marcoux, is making road running difficult and pulling your car out into traffic dangerous. I’ve been trying to stay off the roads by skiing and snowshoeing. Being vacation week, I’ve stayed away from busier areas but doing some backcountry, Nordic skiing on snowmobile trails and at nordic centers and breaking trails with my snowshoes for some extra cardio and leg work. Sky the Wonder Dog will break trail for a little while, then elects to walk behind and step on my snowshoes to add a little more excitement to our trek. She’s no dummy. The days are getting longer so we can stay out later or start a bit earlier. We have had some blue-bird days that are just amazing.
And speaking of dogs, Noodle the Poodle, owner of White Mountain Miler Catherine Kyle, was photographed at Whitaker Woods and claimed his 2 minutes of fame on NewsCenter Maine (Channel 6). The weather guy (Todd Gutner) was very excited about Noodle, something he admits he’s not really that type, but he loved Noodle! That’s Jean Brauel and Catherine Kyle taking up the rear of the nordic ski train led by Noodle.
“Believe that you can, decide that you will.” — anonymous mantra.
Races and weekly runs
All of these events listed for runners and walkers. 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 Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Always followed by breakfast.
• Sunday, March 3: Breakfast Run, whitemountainmilers.com.
• Tuesday, March 5: White Mountain Milers Annual Meeting at Tuckerman’s Brewing Company.
• Sunday, April 6: Spring Run Off 5K and 10K, Schouler Park ultrasignup.com.
• Sunday, April 7: Breakfast Run, whitemountainmilers.com.
• Sunday, May 5: Breakfast Run, whitemountainmilers.com.
• Sunday, May 19: Dirty Girl Trail Race tinyurl.com/y4ggjb6p.
Donna Cormier is a licensed massage therapist, avid runner, and walker, cyclist, hiker, paddle boarder, skier, with an office at 50 Seavey St. in North Conway. For more running information, ideas, contributions, race reviews and results, reach Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org See you on the run.