The annual Miler Christmas extravaganza is upon us. Bring a gift ($5-$10 value), a side dish, and your A game. Please make a note of the time correction. We will begin at noon from the Dowlings (not 11am as originally posted) We run first to justify the enormous quantity of food to be consumed!! Happy Holidays to all. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st at noon!!
We’re using an alternate course but I ran it this morning in road shoes and it’s not slick, no ice. There is a covering of snow and a couple of water sections to run around but otherwise, awesome conditions.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I hope to see you at Purity Springs this morning! Race Reg is 7:30-8:30 at main lodge at King Pine, race starts at 9:00.
The Thanksgiving 5K tomorrow at King Pine will happen even with the current weather. We will be marking an alternate course to get it on grass trails instead of dirt road to keep the footing better in case of icing but the race will happen. Hope to see you there! There is a good chance the new course will not be exactly 5K certified, but we appreciate your openness.
-Paul and Cat Kirsch
It’s that time of year when people stand in the dark in long lines to get the latest flat screen toasters and other important things from stores on Black Friday. While we all anxiously wait for that, let’s not forget about the upcoming Thanksgiving-related festivities here in the Valley
On Sunday the 24th, head on over to the Dowling’s house for the Turkey Raffle Relay at 10AM. It’s a fun relay-themed event followed by a wonderful fest at the Dowling’s. Learn more about that here
On Thanksgiving morning, why not come out and run the Thanksgiving 5K at King Pine Ski Area in Madison? Now voted “Best Thanksgiving 5K” 5 years in a row by the East Madison Trails Association, it’s always a fun way to start the holiday. Pre-registration has been extended until this Sunday at 10PM. It’s all for a good cause too. Register and info here.
The Turkey Raffle Relay is on Sunday, 11/24/13 at 9:00 A.M. at the home of Steve and Cathy Dowling, Wallis Way, North Conway, NH (off Crown Ridge Rd). Teams of three will be determined by raffle for the 5K run and members of winning teams win a turkey. The Dowlings will provide the roasted turkey and side dishes are welcome and encouraged!
The White Mountain Milers Annual Membership sign-up is around the corner and we want to up the club membership benefits. Do you own a business or work for a business that would be interested in offering a discount or benefit to our club? We will sending out a membership card with the benefits listed on the back. I’ll be the first to offer a $10.00 discount on a massage with me at the Cut-Off or my home office to all White Mountain Milers. (I’ve been offering this but not in print!) Please contact me at email@example.com with your club membership discount and or ideas for discounts. We have a large club with buying power and this is a good way to gain exposure and new members for our club. Thank you! Donna
Public Forum Feasibility Study Meeting – White Mountain Aquatic Center
6pm Tuesday, November 12th Hampshire Hall at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa
The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation (WMAF) is poised to take the next step in its commitment to building a privately-funded multiple-use community aquatic center for the Mount Washington Valley.
This new facility will allow the WMAF to continue to offer Learn-to-Swim lessons for youth and Senior Swimming, Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, Aqua Circuit Training, and Master’s Swimming programs for adults. The new facility will be home to the Saco Valley Swim Team, the only competitive swimming program for youth in the Mt. Washington Valley. Vital to the sustainability of the new facility will be pool memberships affording individuals and families the time and amenities to pursue the many safety, health and wellness benefits available.
WMAF has made tremendous progress in the past two years, thus receiving several generous donations and grants from the community. This year the WMAF chose Counsilman-Hunsaker, a nationally ranked pool design firm, to complete a feasibility study. Now that the study has been completed, WMAF looks forward to the public forum feasibility study meeting at which Counsilman-Hunsaker will make an informative presentation.
You’re invited to join us on Tuesday, November 12 at 6pm in Hampshire Hall at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa for a public forum on the feasibility study. You’ll have the opportunity hear details and ask questions.
Your participation is important to this effort. We hope to see you there!
Jeff Rothen, WMAF President
This is an email that the Aquatic Center sent out. I thought best just to share it directly. It would be great to see Miler support for this wonderful fitness initiative. I hope to see you there!
The first breakfast run of the season begins this Sunday at 9:00. Steve and Cathy Dowling have generously opened their home. Bring a dish to share and your running shoes. Coffee will be provided. The length of the run varies by motivation!! See you then!! Cheers.
All of Sunday Breakfast runs start at 9 a.m. with the exception of the Christmas Party which will start at 11 a.m. The Dowlings provide coffee, a casserole, maybe a pie or two. The rest is potluck provided by the runners. All are welcome! New runners, walkers and creaky oldsters like us. We look forward to seeing you!
Sun, Nov 10: sorry to start out on the second Sunday of the month, but we have tickets to a concert in Lewiston on Nov 2.
Sun, Nov 24: Turkey Raffle Relay 9 a.m., a memorable format! Each of the three members of the winning team receive a turkey and then more turkeys are raffled off!
Sat, Dec 21: 11 a.m. Annual Miler Christmas Party. A Yankee Swap with your gift being valued at $5 or bring a white elephant gift to swap. Hilarious. Turkey and potluck is on the menu again.
Sun, Jan 5, 9 a.m. Potluck menu
Sun, Feb 2, 9 a.m. Potluck menu
Sun. Mar 2, 9 a.m. Potluck menu
Sun, April 6, 9 a.m. Potluck menu