UVSSF Hosts Whaleback 5K Run

Enfield — The Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation will put Whaleback season passes on the line when it hosts its first Whale of a 5K/Dash for a Pass race on Saturday.

The uphill run and hike will follow the contours of the mountain’s ski trails, with the course for the children’s division (ages 14 and younger) going halfway up the mountain. Adult and youth race winners will receive a 2014 season pass to Whaleback, and each age division winner will get a Save the Whale T-shirt. All proceeds from the day will go toward the UVSSF, which is working toward keeping Whaleback’s trails open for the winter.

The Dash for a Pass race is $10, while the 5K is $20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., races start at 10 a.m. and a barbecue will follow at 11 a.m. Email info@uvssf.org for more details.

Run for Pie

Grantham — Why focus on the meal? Eastman Recreation will eat dessert first by holding the Run for Pie 5K road race on Nov. 9.

The five-kilometer course will be along Eastman’s paved and dirt roads, while an associated two-mile walk will be held on a wooded trail along the west side of Eastman Pond. True to the race’s name, homemade pies will go to winners of the race.

Advance registration is available at eastman.org at a cost of $15 for individuals and $32 for families. Race day registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at a cost of $18 for individuals and $38 for families. Race time is 11 a.m. Call 603-863-6772 or email charlie@eastmannh.org for more information.

On the Trails

Baker’s Crossing Walk

Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will lead a easy and scenic quarter-mile walk in the Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area on Nov. 17.

The walk will cover a route along the Mascoma River and floodplain meadow, starting at 1 p.m. While scheduled for an hour, anyone interested in extending the walk along the Northern Rail Trail for up to two more hours will be accommodated.

Participants are asked to meet at the Baker’s Crossing parking area, on Hardy Hill Road just east of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge, to join the walk, which is free of charge.

Wednesday Walkers Back

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is hitting the Upper Valley’s prime hiking spots again this fall with the resumption of its Wednesday Walkers program.

Meeting every two weeks, trip leader Jay McDonough will guide walkers on two-hour hikes at various locales. Hikers meet at 9 a.m. at the Hartford Municipal Building for transport to the hike site, returning by noon. The schedule:

Nov. 6: Velvet Rocks, Hanover.

Hikers are recommended to bring boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. For more information on this series of free hikes, call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.