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Black Bear Half Marathon & 5K Offers Scenic Tour of Waterville Valley


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The Black Bear Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, August 28, leads runners on a scenic tour of Waterville Valley. The route weaves along quiet country roads and trails and begins and finishes in the Town Square. The Half Marathon starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts shortly after at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees for the Half Marathon are $70 before August 27 and $80 on race day. Entry fees for the 5K are $35 before August 27 and $40 on race day. Online registration can be accessed via this link, or by visiting Registration includes a shirt, medal for all half marathon participants and pint glasses to overall and age group winners. Packet pick-up will be on Saturday, August 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Black Bear Lodge. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, is a four-season resort set in the White Mountain National Forest, just 2 hours north of Boston. In addition to winter snowsports like skiing and snowboarding, Waterville Valley offers award-winning tennis courts, golf, biking, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, and a skate and bike park. Lodging choices include traditional inns and all-suite hotels, and dining options range from traditional favorites to elegant eateries. There are miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, a pond for swimming, and activities and programs for children and the whole family at the Curious George Cottage and the Recreation Center. For more information, call 800-468-2553 or visit