Aside from this race, as I scanned through the lot of races in NH (there is just a tremendous number), it does not look like there is another one coming to this area till 2015. So with that said, if you are just looking for a running trail, like me, one should venture to the “white Mountain Milers” site. They are a running club that “runs the valley” so they do have insights on what the best trails to run are as they “run the valley.” What they feature on their site, which does not show up on “Running in the USA” is the Purity Spring Resort Thanksgiving 5k. Purity spring is about 35 minutes south from our place but in looking at the pictures, it looks like an interesting event. It is an early event and given its short distance, you would probably be done before breakfast.
Lastly, just on the plain trails front, these Milers feature the “Moat Mountain Trail” which is a 10 mile run from Diana’s baths, which is located about 5 minutes from our condo. I have not done this (as I just found out about this trail) but I am entertaining the thought of giving it a shot as it features some pretty cool views from some points of the run. We shall see! In addition to this, one path I am thinking of running is through the fields of Attitash and then back down 302 to the Seasons. While not the greatest run at 6am in the morning, it is a good 5 mile run and if the weather behaves, should be a good morning jaunt. I found this path by going to runningmap.com.
Going forward, I will try to update the blog with some other running ideas for those looking for something to do while not venturing to Attitash, Cranmore, Storyland, etc.