Trails Behind McIntyre will be Closed to Public due to Adventure5k
Saturday, March 24, 2012
MANCHESTER, NH - Adventure5k and McIntyre Ski Area announced today that the trails behind McIntyre Ski Area and the area around Westin Tower area will be closed to the public April 27, 2012 in preparation for the Adventure5k race to be held on April 28, 2012.
The trails will reopen April 29, 2012 after they've been cleared of any barriers and obstacles. The obstacles will impede passage on the trails from the top of McIntyre Ski Area to Westin Tower and around the reservoir to McIntyre Ski Area.
Spectators are welcome to view the fun at no charge at the base of McIntyre Ski Area starting at 10 a.m. April 28, 2012. The race will conclude at about 4 p.m. Obstacles will be removed from the public area of the trails as soon as possible after the conclusion of the race.
Adventure5k is a 3.1 mile run with an exciting obstacle course within the race. Each run is different, challenging participants to think on their feet, push themselves, and tackle obstacles before them. Break out of the normal 5k road race, push yourself to experience something new, and celebrate after with music, food and beverages! Adventure5k was created by NH.com in partnership with CrossFit TUFF. John and Rich Duncan, of Crossfit TUFF, created the obstacles.
Nearly 700 runners are signed up to compete. Participants will challenge themselves by tackling a hilly 5K race filled with mud and obstacles at McIntyre Ski Area located at 50 Chalet Way on April 28, 2012.
"We're really excited, the city is really excited - it's a great event for the area," said Erin Asselin, assistant snow sports director, and events coordinator. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
The 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. wave times are full, and other time slots are filling up quickly. Most runners sign up in teams, and Adventure5k already has nearly 100 teams signed up and ready to run. Adventure5K organizers expect to see nearly 1,000 runners and 2,000 spectators on race day. No one is allowed on the obstacles or on the course without a signed waiver and paid registration.
NH.com is the organization behind Adventure5k. In participation with McIntyre Ski Area and CrossFit Tuff, the race organizers are actively fundraising for Moore*Mart, which sends packages to overseas military, and the New Hampshire Food Bank.
Race registrations are encouraged online at www.Adventure5k.com. The site includes a course map, tips on what runners should bring and wear, as well as answers to other frequently asked questions. The registration pricing is discounted the earlier runners sign up - the current price is $70, and a promotional code "green" is good for $10 off now through March 31.
Adventure5k race partners include McIntyre Ski Area, Crossfit TUFF, as well as Goodales Bike Shop, Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise, Fit it in Fitness, Runners Alley, Monster Energy Drink, Michelob Ultra, Northeast Delta Dental, St. Joseph Hospital, Bryan M. Fournier Landscaping & Irrigation, U.S. Army, J & F Farms in Derry, Wild Rover Pub, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and Granite State Dairy Promotion.
"We're very excited to have so many great sponsors and two great local charities all working together with us, and are eager to set up the course at McIntyre," said Shana Hoch, vice president of digital media at The Telegraph and NH.com, and race founder.
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