The Great North Woods is host to several athletic races that traverse the area’s roads and trails.
The NH-VT Covered Bridge Half Marathon is hosted by the Colebrook Kiwanis Club. The 13.1 miles race features a beautiful, mostly flat, paved, looped course that starts and finishes in Colebrook, NH. The course quickly moves from Colebrook into Vermont and follows VT Route 102 South through lush green pastoral farmland along the Connecticut River until it crosses back into New Hampshire via the Columbia Covered Bridge. Once back in NH, the course follows Route 3 North until it enters the Town of Colebrook and travels through the scenic village to return to the start location.
• 13.1 miles (Individual, 2 Person and 4 Person Relays) on a USTAF-certified race course
• 5 K (3.1 miles) on a USTAF-certified race course
• 16.2 mile which combines the 5K and Half Marathon routes
• Walk for Health in partnership Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital
Visit www.nhvthalfmarathon.com for more details.
Two Rivers Ride for Cancer- 20 mile bicycle ride benefit from Pittsburg – Colebrook, NH. Call 603-237-4065 for visit Facebook more information.
Located just a little further south are even more racing opportunities.
Franconia Notch Half Marathon- Pass by numerous iconic landmarks in the Franconia Notch State Park on a USA Track and Field certified, 13.1 mile out and back run on the paved Franconia Notch Bike Path. Starts at the base lodge of Cannon Mountain.
Visit www.getracingnow.com/franconianotchhalfmarathon for more details.
Ragnar Reach the Beach- This starts at Bretton Woods in Carroll, NH and runs all the way down to the finish line at Hampton Beach, NH. Run along alpine lakes, rolling hills, covered bridges and scenic expanses. From ski slopes to the beach, there’s nothing quite like New England in the fall, and you’ll get to experience every mile of it.
Visit www.runragnar.com for more details.
RiverFire 5K Run/Walk- Located in Berlin, NH. Run or walk a certified, flat & fast 5K (3.1 miles) along the picturesque Androscoggin River finishing at Berlin’s RiverFire Celebration featuring food, music & events for the entire family.