Posted on September 21st, 2009 No comments
As if running 26.2 miles is not challenging enough, The New Hampshire Marathon is considered one of the toughest marathon courses in New England. On Saturday, October 3rd as many as 175 people from up to 45 states will line up at the starting line in Bristol, NH and give it their best.
Not only is this course considered one of the most difficult, it’s also one of the most beautiful. Starting in downtown Bristol, the course winds around Newfound Lake on one of the most scenic routes around, and with fall colors typically in full bloom this time of year, it doesn’t get much prettier.
If you’re not up to the task of running the full 26.2 miles, there are some shorter courses available. Held the same day are a 10K road race and a 5k race walk. And if running is just not your thing, come on out to show your support. The Newfound Lake area and the surrounding Lakes Region is simply spectacular this time of year!
The mission of the NH Marathon is to promote a world class running event, as well as to aid child-centered organizations in the area. Proceeds from this event help support the Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Mayhew, a character-building program for at-risk boys, and The Circle Program, providing socially and economically disadvantaged New Hampshire girls with the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives.
To learn more about the race visit www.nhmarathon.com