ssortment of passes to Gunstock Mountain, coffee from Woodshed Roasters, Gift Cards to local Business's and Restaurants and a plethora of passes and memberships to local fitness clubs and classes.
It really is a no-brainer. Just look at how many people entered the race last year, all you have to do is show up and there's a good chance you can get a PR as well as win some cool prizes. The crazy thing is that you will likely see an former Olympic skier, a few pro triathletes, and a crazy bearded guy who runs the Pemi Loop at night and completed a Deca-Ironman competing alongside you. It is the race to be at in December so get your bum up to Laconia on Saturday December 7th. You can register for the race here.
Then that Sunday, Amber and I will be representing Gate City Striders to do our parts to help the team win the Mill Cities Relay. The relay is slightly longer than a marathon broken into five segments ranging from 2.5 to 9.4 miles. Amber and I will both be running the 9.4 mile legs. Fun but the real excitement is that my sister, Marilyn, will also be competing for Gate City Striders! She'll be running a 5.4 mile leg and this will be her first of several races that she'll use as speed work as she prepares for the Galveston Marathon.
Yes that's right! My little sis is running a marathon:) We picked one in mid-February to keep her motivated running through the winter. If you don't know Marilyn personally, you may remember her from such epic adventures as Danny's trip to China and Germany or as my pacer for my first attempt at VT100. She hasn't been in too many races(primarily just Turkey Trots) but she is a fierce competitor and I know she will do well. I'm sure she'd be annoyed if I throw down a predicted time, so I'll just say I expect good things.
|Marilyn, Danny and Mar's fiance, Matt, on the Great Wall|
What a weekend! A chance to win Timberman 70.3 entry, support a local charity, and possibly witness the start of a good running career. Better check it out!