For the sixth year, Walpole PTG will be hosting the Chicken on the Loose 5K. With the mighty chicken as our mascot, we run as “chickens on the loose”, raising money to support our schools.
Chickens on the Loose 5k fundraiser will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:30am. Walpole Chick headbands or socks will be given to the first 100 registered participants. Following the race, join us for the Walpole Student Councils Chili and Pulled pork Cook-Off. All racers will receive a complimentary spoon to participate in the cook-off tasting/voting. This is a great family event and we hope you will join us for the fun!
This event benefits Black Mountain Assisted Family Living which is an organization that provides permanent housing for people with developmental delays. (www.bmafl.org). It’s a fun out and back on a beautiful country road (Upper Dummerston Road – Brattleboro, VT).
One full time around Swanzey Lake starting at Richardson Park heading North on East Shore road, around to West Shore Rd. Head South to Swanzey Lake Rd. Go left on Swanzey Lake Rd until you see East Shore Rd. Turn left and go North until you reach Richardson Park. Approximately 2.6 miles. Walkers go at 9:30am, runners at 10am. Entry Fee: $20 by August 16, $25 after August 16 up until the day of. All participants receive a free t-shirt (Shirts are pre-ordered so anyone who registers after August 16 will not receive their shirt for race day. They can be picked up at Town Hall.) Please provide email address so we can inform you when they are ready. All proceeds go to The Town of Swanzey Recreation Department. Call the Town Hall with any questions @ 603-352-7411 ext. 115.
The Clarence DeMar Marathon was established in 1978 to honor former Keene resident Clarence DeMar. The marathon has operated consecutively for 38 years. We currently offer two competitive races, a Full Marathon and Half Marathon, and two community wellness programs: the DeMar Kids Marathon and DeMar Super Senior Marathon.
The race course — which rises no more than 100 feet in elevation through the entire race — features views and scenery that capture perfectly the quaint, authentic feel of New England, taking runners through covered bridges with names like Thompson, Slate, Carlton and Cresson, most of which date to the pre-Civil War era.Post-race barbecue, with fresh roasted corn on the cob, hamburgers and hotdogs, and plenty of tomatoes and fresh vegetables.