Pinkham Notch, NH – Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center will kick off the spring season with the weekly Salomon Spring Trail Running and Walking Series plus a multi-week Women’s Spring Kayak class. The Running and Walking Series will begin on Thursday, May 14 while the Women’s Kayak class will begin on Monday, May 18, 2015.
The Salomon Spring Trail Running and Walking Series, an 8-week series held every Thursday from May 14 through July 2, 2015, is for all ages and abilities. Competitors can challenge themselves on a Mini (1 mile), Short (1.8 miles) or Long (3.2 miles) in either the running or walking divisions. Placement prizes are awarded in each category, and the series wraps up with an awards party and prize raffle. Competitors that compete in 6 of the 8 weeks are qualified for the raffle.
The Women’s Spring Kayak class, held by Great Glen’s longtime instructor and Olympian Sue Wemyss, will take place on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning May 18 and continuing for 4 weeks through June 15, 2015. The class will provide instruction, encouragement and camaraderie for beginner and intermediate students. Kayaks and necessary equipment will be provided if needed as well as transportation to scenic northern NH waterways. The class fee for all 4 classes will be $200.00 per person. Pre-registration with payment is required by May 15 and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Great Glen trail system is also open for trail running, Nordic walking and bird watching. Early season hours at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center are in effect beginning Memorial Day Weekend: 9am – 5pm. Great Glen Outfitters also opens weekends for the summer season on May 23 offering the latest in outdoor apparel and accessories for trail running, mountain biking, paddling and more.