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Recreation Briefs: Alexander, Young Lead the Way at Road to the Pogue

Woodstock — Competitors affiliated with the Upper Valley Running Club produced four of the top five times, including those for both the men’s and women’s overall winners, during Saturday’s Road to the Pogue road race, the second stop of the seven-race Upper Valley Running Series.

Lebanon’s Matt Alexander claimed the overall win, covering the 6.1-mile route in 39 minutes, 20 seconds, to edge Hanover’s Thomas Perekslis by 15 seconds. Enfield’s Jeremy Huckins (40:18), overall women’s winner Lorna Young, of Hanover (40;24), and Hanover’s Geoff Dunbar (40:47) filled out the top five. Further results can be found in the chart on this page.

Raptor Run Saturday

Fairlee — The Rivendell Interstate School District’s Community School Organization will stage the latest edition of its Allen Avery Memorial Raptor Run on Saturday.

The day will feature a five-mile road race and walk on the loop road around Lake Morey. The event begins with a one-mile family fun run at 9 a.m., with the race to follow at 10 a.m. A post-race celebration, with food, music and potluck desserts, will close the day after the race’s conclusion.

Race-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., at a cost of $20 for individuals and $35 for families. Proceeds from the Raptor Run benefit the Rivendell CSO. Visit for more information.

To the Hoop

June Camp at WUHS

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High School athletic director and boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas has scheduled his annual Woodstock Basketball Camp for the week of June 23-27 at WUHS.

The weeklong day camp will include sessions from grades 4-7 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and grades 8-12 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp will cover areas including stretching, dribbling and other fundamentals, with contests and games also scheduled.

For details on fees and registration, visit or contact Thomas at 802-457-1317.

At the Net

Try Tennis Free Day

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, in tandem with USTA Vermont Junior Tennis, will hold a Try Tennis Free Day clinic on Saturday at the Hartford High School tennis courts.

Children of all ages are welcome to take part in the clinic, which will run from 2-4 p.m. Come for a quick refresher, to try the game for the first time or simply for some fun and exercise.

Call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information.

On the Tee

CCC Women’s League Seeking Golfers

Claremont — The Claremont Country Club weekly women’s league is looking for golfers to join their Thursday evening tournaments this year.

Golfers need not be CCC members to take part in weekly play, which starts every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. Each nine-hole tournament concludes with announcements, prizes and a light meal for purchase.

The cost for nonmembers is $15, which covers greens fees and tournament entry. Carts may be shared at $8 per person. All new members and guests are welcome.

For more information, contact Claremont Country Club at 603-542-9550.

With Sticks

Players Sought For Floor Hockey

Lebanon — A Lebanon resident is actively seeking adults interested in forming a floor hockey league somewhere in the Upper Valley.

Jared Rhoads’ hope is to start an adult co-ed floor hockey league. A location, dates and other details would be worked out depending upon expressed interest.

For more information or to offer input, contact Rhoads at 978-335-8428 or

On a Walk

Tunbridge Fundraiser

Tunbridge — To help offset the cost of their annual eighth-grade trip to Washington, the members of the Tunbridge Central School Class of 2015 will hold a three-mile walk and hike through the town on May 24 starting at 10 a.m.

The event will begin and end on Chester Drive, off Strafford Road. The cost to participate is $10 for all registrants over the age of 5. Those who can’t make the walk, which will not be a timed event, are encouraged to support others raising money for the trip. There will also be prizes for the top two fundraisers as well as door prizes for runners and walkers.

Applications are available online at; they may also be picked up at the Tunbridge Central School or Tunbridge Store. Forms may also be filled out prior to the walk. For more information, contact Christine Hoyt at or 802-889-9451.

On the Tee

UA Open Planned

Woodstock — Union Arena has scheduled its fourth Union Arena Open golf tournament for May 16 at Woodstock Country Club.

The day will feature a 1 p.m. shotgun start for this scramble tournament. A social hour will follow at 5:30 p.m. to kick off an evening that will include a dinner as well as silent and live auctions.

Registration information and a tournament flyer are available online at Contact UA at 802-457-2500, ext. 11, or tournament director Ginny Eames at 802-457-4834 or for more details.

On the Trail

Wednesday Walkers Getting Outdoors

White River Junction — The spring and summer season for the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department’s Wednesday Walkers program is under way.

Each walk begins with a meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building at 9 a.m. for transportation to that day’s trailhead. Each walk is designed to last about two hours. The schedule:

∎ May 21: Quechee Gorge, Quechee.

∎ June 4: Boston Lot Lake, West Lebanon.

Come the summer, series coordinator Jay McDonough will stretch out the walks to 3-4 hours on nearby mountains, with each group meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building at 10 a.m. Each walk is moderate to difficult in nature, intended to foster social interaction and visit places that participants may not have previously been able to experience. The schedule:

∎ June 25: Cardigan Mountain, Orange.

∎ July 9: Moose Mountain, Hanover.

∎ July 23: Mount Ascutney, Ascutney.

∎ Aug. 6: Smarts Mountain, Lyme.

In all cases, walkers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water and either a light snack or lunch. All walks are free of charge. Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-296-5036 for more information.