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Greene County Offers Hudson River Tours, Moonlit Paddles and New York’s #1 Water Park

August 20, 2013
Hiking the Hudson River Art School Trail in the northern Catskills Taking in the spectacular view along the hike to Sunset Rock, one of eight Hudson River School Art Trail sites in New York's northern Catskills © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Hiking the Hudson River Art School Trail in the northern Catskills Taking in the spectacular view along the hike to Sunset Rock, one of eight Hudson River School Art Trail sites in New York’s northern Catskills © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offer adventure all summer long – from sightseeing tours on the legendary Hudson River, to moonlit paddling excursions and hiking trails that wind to panoramic vistas with 360-degree views. Beat the back-to-school blues in Greene County and cool off in the Adventure Capital of the Catskills.

Cruises along Catskill Waterways

Sail along the Hudson River and explore Catskill Creek, one of the river’s most scenic tributaries, offering access to Greene County’s waterfront communities, restaurants, shops and scenic parks. The Great Northern Catskill’s Waterfront Guide offers invaluable information for boaters, including the locations of full-service marinas, restaurants, shopping districts and nearby attractions. Just download, print and set sail along one of North America’s most scenic and historic rivers.

Hudson Cruises Inc. offers sightseeing boat tours along the river on select weekends, and invites visitors to climb aboard the Little Spirit of the Hudson for day or evening excursions, complete with an on-board murder mystery show, or just in time to relax with friends and enjoy the view. This Saturday, August 10, join in one of three guided excursions to the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse and discover the fascinating history of the lighthouse keeper as told by his daughter, Emily Brunner. Tours leave from the Athens Riverfront Park every hour from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Reservations are suggested and tickets cost $25 for adults, $5 for children. Lighthouse excursions are also scheduled for September 14 and October 12.

Great Northern Catskills Paddling Adventures

Paddlehead Boards in Athens, NY sponsors paddling events and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) excursions, as well as providing canoe, kayak and SUP rentals. On August 20, join the Paddle Club for an evening of excitement, refreshments and full moon fun with a SUP trip around the Hudson River. Perfect your SUP skills and paddle like a pro on the legendary river as the sun sets and the full moon rises. The group will depart from Paddlhead Board’s storefront at 6 pm. Admission is $60 and includes a paddleboard rental, food and refreshments. For more information about this and other paddling events, visit www.greatnortherncatskills.com.

Starting from the banks of the Hudson River, travel into the mountains for family-friendly fun at Greene County’s premier lakeside destination – North-South Lake State Park. Situated within a few steps of many popular Catskills hiking trails, North-South Lake offers the ideal mountain getaway. Enjoy easy access to popular Catskill hiking trails, paddle the scenic lakeshore and enjoy a Catskills camping trip at one of the 200 campsites available throughout the park.

Don’t miss New York’s #1 Water Park, the Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham, offering family-friendly fun and relaxation, with water attractions, games and more. Experience the thrill of shooting down waterslides bearing names like the “Black Vortex,” or spend an afternoon by the Lazy River with a good book. Open through Labor Day, the Zoom Flume caters to families and groups looking to beat the back-to-school blues by making a splash.

For ticket information, canoe and kayak rentals and lodging packages, visit: www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com.

About Greene County:                

Greene County is located in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains and the verdant Hudson River Valley.  The region is home to five of the 10 highest Catskill Peaks and the Catskill State Park and is known as the nation’s first wilderness. Renowned as the home of Thomas Cole’s Hudson River School and the inspiration for Washington Irving’s literary legend, Rip Van Winkle, the Catskills are a haven for outdoor recreation and artistic inspiration.

Now through October 13, visitors can share their own legendary adventures through the Adventure Passport Contest. Log on to: passport.GreatNorthernCatskills.com/contest for details and the chance to win a grand prize seasonal getaway to Greene County. Discover the Catskills and Awaken to Adventure at www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com.

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Chattanooga’s Riverrocks Adventure Sports Games Attracts Top Athletes Oct 2-13

August 20, 2013
The Tennessee River, Chattanooga © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Tennessee River, Chattanooga © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

RiverRocks, one of the most anticipated events of the year for outdoor enthusiasts, is rolling out a new format as an Adventure Sports Games event and will be held Oct. 2-13 in downtown Chattanooga. Individuals, including some of the nation’s most elite athletes, will compete in what has become the fall’s premiere adventure sports competition.

In addition to the 10 sports games, RiverRocks will feature a number of entertainment events including the opening ceremonies on Oct. 2 at Center Park, Over the Edge, an urban rappelling fund-raiser, Oct. 3 at Center Park and the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival Oct. 4-5 at Ross’ Landing. The RiverRocks Adventure Games will conclude on Oct. 12 with closing ceremonies including a preview of The Block, a new urban outdoor climbing wall, 30,000 square foot climbing facility and shops located in the heart of downtown.

Under the new format, the RiverRocks Adventure Games will feature a wide range of competitive outdoor sports games including a rock/creek stump jump 50K and 11 mile trail race; the Sequatchie Valley Century; a canoe/kayak race; the Chattanooga Head Race; the Triple Crown of Bouldering; the Five Points Fifty; a 10-mile swim; the Urban Nature 10K; the Duathalon; the ChattaJack and much more. The winners of these events will receive medals featuring actual river rocks made by Set In Stone.

The public can add their own twist to the fun of RiverRocks by creating a new outdoor adventure game or event. RiverRocks will be making a call for community events in the coming weeks.

“RiverRocks happens at the perfect time of year, when people are more inclined to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather,” said Bob Doak, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Because of the city’s outdoor appeal and amenities, we’ve seen some incredible accolades such as ‘Best Town Ever’ by Outside magazine, one of the ‘Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. to Live + Play’ by National Geographic Adventure magazine and Men’s Journal named us one of the ‘South’s New Adventure Mecca’s’ as well as one of the ‘50 Great American Places. Over the past three years, we’ve seen an increase in visitors and we’re expecting tens of thousands of people to attend this year’s festivities. It’s no surprise that people are traveling great distances to experience our outdoor opportunities.”

For more information on events and activities, visit www.RiverRocksChattanooga.com.

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Save up to $300 During Virgin Vacations Worldwide Summer Flash Sale Aug 21-23

August 19, 2013

Travelers looking for a last-minute vacation or planning next year’s trips

can save up to $300 on land only and air-inclusive tours and vacation

packages worldwide, with Virgin Vacations’ special 3-day flash sale August

21 through August 23.

Savings apply to most of the company’s worldwide tours and independent

packages, for travel anytime through December 2014.

Escorted Tours:

•       Passengers who purchase an escorted tour of $2,000 or more, save $200 on the entire booking by using Promo Code VNC13HOT200.

•       Purchases over $4,000 or more receive $300 off with promo code VNC13HOT300.

Independent Vacation Packages:

•       Travelers save $100 on independent vacation packages bookings of $1,500 or more with promo code VNC13HOT100.

•       Purchases over $3,000 or more receive $200 off with promo code VNC13HOT150.

Details

Flash Sale savings are applicable on new bookings only, and are not

combinable with other Virgin Vacations promotions.  Promo codes are based

on total purchase, with one promo code per booking or order, and are

subject to space availability. Some exclusions and restrictions apply.

To book a vacation, or to learn more about Exclusive Deals ahead of the

general public, travelers are invited to join Virgin Vacations’ Red Alert

email list by visiting http://specials.virgin-vacations.com, or by phoning

(888) 937-8474.

About Virgin Vacations

Virgin Vacations offers a wide selection of escorted tours, river and sea

cruises, and independent packages worldwide, available with or without air

fare on Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Virgin America, as well as

other international airline partners.  Virgin Vacations travelers can

enroll in Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club or Virgin America’s Elevate

frequent flyer programs, and earn points for the land portion.

For information on other worldwide destinations available through Virgin

Vacations, visit www.virgin-vacations.com.  As a member of the U.S. Tour

Operators Association, Virgin Vacations protects travelers’ payments up to

$1 Million through the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program.

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TourCrafters’ Has 10-Night $2,085 Italy by Train Package for Fall

August 14, 2013

Autumn–when air fares are  lower and the weather is idyllic—is the perfect time to travel to Italy. So TourCrafters, the Italian specialists, have designed an Italy by Train package that covers the highlights… and packs in a lot of extras.

The 10-night, land-only package, which has daily departures from September 1 to October 31, costs $2085 and includes: an arrival transfer; daily buffet breakfast; four nights’ accommodation in Rome; 48-hour Hop On Hop Off bus tour of Rome; a walking tour of Rome; 2nd-class train ticket to Florence; four nights’ accommodation in Florence; cooking class with dinner; full-day tour to the Cinque Terre; full-day tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti; 2nd-class train ticket to Venice; two nights’ accommodation in Venice; and a walking tour of Venice.

The hotels chosen for this package are all 4-star deluxe and are conveniently located. Rome’s Quirinale is an historic hotel with classic décor and a passageway to the Rome Opera House in its leafy garden.  The recently-renovated Hotel Kraft in Florence is a modern hotel with a rooftop garden and swimming pool.  And Venice’s Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is an elegant hostelry near the train station, with roof terrace and an internal courtyard.

But it’s the extras that make this package so special.  The included tour to the Cinque Terre, for example, visits five picturesque fishing villages on a beautiful stretch of the Italian Riviera that is a World Heritage Site.  Another day there’s a tour of the Tuscan countryside, to see the splendid rose-colored city of Siena, the photogenic village of Monteriggioni, and the medieval town of San Gimignano, as well as the luscious landscape of churches and castles, olive groves and the vineyards that produce the celebrated Chianti wine.  There are also several optional tours available.

All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, do not include air fare and are subject to availability.  For more information about the Italy by Train package, visit http://sales.tourcrafters.com/itinerary.lasso?ID=203.  For reservations, call 800-482-5995.

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New Inn to Inn Bike Tour of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

August 14, 2013

Biking is one of  the most popular outdoor activities in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, and for good reason. The area is full of trails with both leisurely and challenging terrain surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Now there is a newly developed program called the Inn-to-Inn Bike Tour.

Several organizations within New Hampshire have partnered up to bring biking visitors a regional tour designed for ultimate sights and relaxation. Travel between seven historical inns in the Lakes and Darmouth/Lake Sunapee Regions and take a cyclist’s dream tour around beautiful New Hampshire.

The Inns include:

  • Follansbee Inn on Kezar Lake in North Sutton
  • Inn on Newfound Lake in Bristol
  • Shaker Farm Bed & Breakfast in Enfield
  • Common Man Inn  & Spa in Plymouth
  • Inn at Pleasant Lake in New London
  • Common Man Inn & Spa in Claremont
  • Highland Lake Inn in Andover

Visit www.bikethenorthernrailtrail.com for information, pricing and reservations.

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‘Get Up and Ride’ Brooklyn Bike Tour Company Launches New Urban Art and Culture Tour

August 14, 2013

If you’re looking for your typical touristy bike tour around Brooklyn, then Get Up and Ride is NOT the tour company for you. Looking to add an edge to the bike tourism scene, the company owned by local residents, aims to create out-of-the-box tour experiences for guests. Their latest endeavor? The Brooklyn Pulse: Urban Art and Culture Tour, which gives guests a full experience of visiting some of North Brooklyn’s funky and colorful industrial canvases, as well as a collective art gallery along the way.

“We named the tour “The Brooklyn Pulse” because we wanted guests to literally feel the pulse of North Brooklyn’s emerging underground culture in Williamsburg and Bushwick,”  said Felipe Lavelle, owner of Get Up and Ride. “”These are the two centers of Brooklyn’s new creative arts scene. In fact, we had one of our tour guides James Q, who is also a local musician design the tour. He has a personal relationship with the up-and-coming arts and culture scene in the area, and knows what to look for. Guests can rest assured knowing that their experience is fresh and authentic.”

So what can bikers expect along the way? For starters, the tour is between 2.5-3 hours and features many industrial roads that can be rugged at times. Starting in Bushwick and then a visit to Williamsburg, cyclists will ride past and receive commentary on over 50 original works by 40 international and local street artists. Mediums for the art ranges from spray paint to wheat pastes.

Mixed-in with the arts scene is also a comprehensive overview of the area’s music scene including discovery of North Brooklyn’s coolest music venues, unique performance spaces and underground independent cinemas.

Add in a dash of culture with a comprehensive look into the history and artistic culture in the area, guests are sure to work up an appetite. Never fear, Get Up and Ride has you covered. Enjoy stops for beverages in a local Bushwick raw chocolate factory, and tacos at a traditional tortelleria.

The Brooklyn Pulse Tour begins running on Monday August 19 and runs at 3 pm on select afternoons. Tickets are $49 and include bike rental. Visit Get Up and Ride for more tour information.

ABOUT GET UP AND RIDE: For those who want to experience New York City through the vantage point of its most historic and eclectic neighborhoods, Get Up AND Ride offers bike tours through Brooklyn. Guests ride on easy-to-handle, comfortable bikes made specifically for city riding. The beautiful seven-speed, diamond frame PUBLIC bikes were shipped from San Francisco and come standard with rear racks and baskets, so you can do a little riding and pick up some treasures from your Brooklyn experience all at the same time. All the riding on the tour is at a relaxed pace. “We’re not racing, we’re sightseeing!” Guests are equipped with walkie-talkies and headsets so they stay tuned in to the tour during the entire ride! See more at: http://www.getupandride.com/bike-tours.

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Virgin Vacations Offers Tuscany, Amalfi Car-Hotel Packages Priced From $429 for 6 Nights

August 14, 2013

The fall months–when weather cools down and fewer tourists abound–are perfect for visiting Italy.  Virgin Vacations  is offering two different hotel-car packages for independent travelers who want to spend a week exploring Tuscany or Italy’s Amalfi Coast in depth, at their own pace.  Priced from $429 land only (from $1,419 with air from New York), the packages include 6 nights accommodations, a 7-day manual car rental with unlimited miles, and breakfast daily.

Travelers stay at the same hotel each night, using it as a base for day excursions, so there is no need to pack and unpack daily.  Depending on individual preferences, travelers can develop their own plans, or choose from Virgin Vacations’ suggested day itineraries.  Suggested drives range from 40 – 160 miles, round trip, with estimated driving times ranging from 1 ½ to 4 hours.

Tuscany Fly & Drive: From $449 land, $1,419 air inclusive

Travelers fly to Pisa, an hour’s drive from Montecatini, where home base is the modern Tuscany Inn in the center of town. Known for its spas and its historical significance in World War II, the town is just 30 miles from Florence.  Virgin Vacations’ travelers can drive or take the train into Florence, and drive to a number of medieval towns, only 50 miles or 2 hours roundtrip.  Or, for a longer itinerary, Siena and San Gimignano are a four-hour drive, or 160 miles.

Per person prices for the 6-night Tuscany Fly & Drive package begin at $449 land only, for departures through March 2014, depending on date selected.  Prices for 8-days, including air, start at $1,419 from New York, depending on departure date. Prices range up to $579 land only, for December 25 departure, and $1629 with airfare for December 18 departure.  Hotel upgrades are available beginning at $10 per person, while car upgrades begin at $109 for the 7 days. Automatic transmissions cost an additional $375 for the 7 days.

Amalfi Coast Fly and Drive: From $429 land, $1,479 air inclusive

Virgin Vacations’ travelers fly into Naples, and then drive 1.5 hours to the four-star Villa Romana, home base for the stay.  Located only 2.5 miles from Amalfi, Villa Romana is a two-hour drive, or 50 miles roundtrip, to Pompeii and to Positano; and 3 hours (110 miles) to Ischia, largest island on the Bay of Naples.

Prices for 6-nights begin at $429, land only, based on November departure dates; or from $1,479, for 8 days with air fare from New York, based on January 7, 2014 departure.  Prices range up to $789 land only, and to $1979 with airfare departing December 24. Hotel upgrades begin at $10, while car upgrades begin at $109 for the 7 days. Automatic transmissions cost $375 for 7 days

The Fine Print

Round trip add-on air fares are available from cities nationwide. Prices are per person, based on twin occupancy.  Air fares include airline taxes and fuel charges. Car rental prices include Third Party Liability Insurance (RCA), Collision Damage Waiver Reduction (C.D.R.), Theft Protection Reduction (T.P.R.), airport charges, and local taxes (VAT).

About Virgin Vacations

Virgin Vacations offers a wide selection of escorted tours, river and sea cruises, and independent packages worldwide, available with or without air fare on Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Virgin America, as well as other international airline partners.  Virgin Vacations travelers can enroll in Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club or Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer programs, and earn points for the land portion.

For information on other worldwide destinations available through Virgin Vacations, visit www.virginvacations.com.  As a member of the U.S. Tour Operators Association, Virgin Vacations protects travelers’ payments up to $1 Million through the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program.

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Crested Butte Book Early, Save Big Promotion Offers Up to 30% Off Lodging Plus $400 Air Credit

August 14, 2013

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is giving arguably the best deal in the ski industry for those who are ready to plan their ski vacation early this year. As part of the Book Early, Save Big promotion, the resort is giving 30% off lodging when guests book a minimum of four nights for the 2013-2014 winter season by August 15, 2013. The lodging discounts continue on a tiered system for the next two months; save 25% when lodging reservations are booked by September 15, 2013 and save 20% on or before October 15, 2013.

As if that deal wasn’t enough, guests flying to the popular ski destination have the opportunity of nearly free airline tickets. The resort is giving airline credit of up to $400 per ticket when guests book lodging and airfare by October 15. Restrictions and blackout dates apply for the airfare deal, but the discounts will not getting any deeper for the 2013-2014 ski season.

$400 air credit will be given to travelers who fly inbound into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the season, beginning January 1 through March 30, 2014. For those traveling on other days of the week, the resort is offering a $200 credit per ticket. The Gunnison- Crested Butte Regional Airport has multiple daily direct flights from Denver International Airport, daily flights from Dallas-Fortworth International Airport and weekly Saturday flights from Houston at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. For a full air schedule visit www.skicb.com/airservice and to make reservations and save for this coming winter, call Crested Butte Vacations at 800-600-2803.

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian store fronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. www.skicb.com

For more information about Crested Butte’s lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (800) 600-2803 or visit the web site at www.skicb.com.  For information on ski area real estate opportunities call (970) 349-4999 or (877) 805-6109 or visit the website at www.cbliving.com.

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Registration Underway for Women’s Empowerment Workshop in Vail, Colorado, Sept 11-15

August 14, 2013

Update:

Awaken in Nature, an combination luxury and nature adventure retreat returning to Vail this September has recently received generous support allowing for a limited number of spots in the five day experience at a greatly reduced price of $1,200 if registered by August 17.  
The experiential retreat, created by Women’s Empowerment Workshop, differentiates itself by focusing on long-term positive empowerment for women by continuing to follow up with participants after the actual retreat.  With the spectacular backdrop of Vail September 11–15th, women will find one of the best times to truly reconnect with what is important in life. 
Headquartered at the plush Vail Racquet Club, meals during the all-inclusive event will be provided by Vail’s popular restaurant, Blu’s.  Examples of activities during the Vail Awaken in Nature program include rafting, kayaking, healing via horses, hiking, rock climbing, yoga and more all led by experts in each field.  See more athttp://www.womenempower.us or call 877.595.8622.  This offer is only valid until Sunday, August 17, and has a limited number of spots still left.

 

The deadline for registration for “Awaken in Nature,” presented by Women’s Empowerment Workshop is approaching at the end of August.  The transformational five day program takes place in Vail, Colorado, September 11-15, which also includes months of follow-up coaching.

Women’s Empowerment Workshop, which was offered for the first time in Vail last fall, holds retreats around the globe. With a mind/body/soul/nature connection focus, Vail’s Awaken in Nature retreat in September is specifically geared to meet the needs of women of all ages and abilities, without leaving the U.S.  Led by experts in each field, the retreat includes activities such as rafting, kayaking, healing via horses, hiking, rock climbing, yoga and more.

Headquartered at the plush Vail Racquet Club, meals during the all-inclusive retreat will be provided by Vail’s popular restaurant, Blu’s.

Experts leading Awaken in nature include founder Susie Kincade, a Transformational Wilderness Guide, a Ted Series speaker, former Olympic-level competitor and a person who can relate across a wide spectrum of women’s lives due to her prior experiences in both the corporate and private business marketing sectors.  Joining Kincade are Victoria FittsMilgrim, Founder of True Life Coaching and specializing in The Heroine’s Journey, Equine Therapy innovator Melisa Pearce, founder of Touched by a Horse and practicer of the Gestalt method of learning, and Josie Fenton, a Wilderness Therapist and Life Coach who founded the Lodestone Way Coaching program.

The all-inclusive innovative retreat includes:

**5 days/4 nights lodging at Vail Racquet Club (alternatives available for local residents)

**All meals

**All activities, including rafting, kayaking, healing via horses, hiking, rock climbing, yoga and more

**A seasoned and passionate full team of counselors, leaders and experts in their field, available for both group discovery sessions and one-on-one time

**Price: $1,900, all-inclusive, including lodging meals, activities, coaching and more.

Founder Susie Kincade began the program “after recognizing the growing sense of separation that people are feeling from the natural systems of the Earth.” Sensing the lack of awareness of what human impact is having on the Earth, Kincade connected the separation to what humans do in their own lives and created programming that combines adventure, education and mentorship while experiencing nature. The resulting re-connection to the Earth also enriches everyday life choices.

Go to www.womensempowerment.us for information and registration.

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5K Trail Run at Bolton Valley Ski Area Aug 31 to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Sports

August 14, 2013

The Nordic Trails at Bolton Valley Ski Area will be filled with trail runners on Saturday, Aug. 31, as the 1st Annual Bolton Valley 5K to Benefit Vermont Adaptive kicks off the Labor Day Weekend festivities at the ski area. Held last year as Run Strong Vermont, a fundraiser to benefit those rebuilding from Tropical Storm Irene destruction in the Waterbury area, the event will now benefit the state’s largest volunteer-based nonprofit that provides sports and recreation to people of all disabilities, with many program locations in the state including Bolton Valley. Monies raised will be used toward skiing and snowboarding programs with Vermont Adaptive.

The 5K trail run takes place on Bolton’s Nordic Trails and is a scenic run that proceeds primarily through wooded trails with moderate up and down grades. Trails will range from groomed to muddy and semi-rocky terrain. The overall winner (male and female) will receive awards. All top finishers will receive awards in each age category: Teens (13-18), Young Adults (19-35), Mid-Lifer (36-49) and Seniors (50+).

The cost is $25/person regardless of age category and racers will receive an event tee shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Vermont Adaptive. The race begins at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Race day check in is required before 9 a.m. Runners should preregister through Active.com (online registration closes August 30). Race day registration is from 8-9 a.m. at the Bolton Valley Sports Center. Register by August 19th to guarantee yourself a Bolton Valley 5K race t-shirt. A raffle and the Awards Ceremony will occur immediately post race.

Bolton also will play host to the Labor of Love Rail Jam on Friday, Aug. 30 and is the stage for Vermont’s Largest Ski and Snowboard Sale Aug. 29-Sept. 2 and Sept. 6-8. For more details on Labor Day at Bolton visit www.boltonvalley.com.

For more information about the Bolton Valley 5K to Benefit Vermont Adaptive, contact Kim at pr@vermontadaptive.org or visit www.active.com.

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont offering the most diverse programs on a daily basis, statewide, with specialized equipment. The organization promotes independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients from all over the world in three locations in Vermont during the winter- Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. During warmer months, participants enjoy waterways, hiking trails, bike paths and more throughout the state. For more information, visit www.vermontadaptive.org.

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