Get ready for a great day of fun at Paddlemania!
Paddle the mighty Androscoggin from Nansen Wayside to the Service Credit Union Heritage Park in your canoe, kayak, tube or anything that floats (no motors). Registration takes place at the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Put in is at Nansen Wayside.
Paddling is not mandatory to attend festivities at the Park, which take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and include lawn games, a beer tent, and food vendors. Amoskeag Beverages will offer Ale Tastings from 2-4 p.m., and A Shot of JD will provide live music from 3-5 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Pirate,” so dress yourself and your canoe, kayak, tube, etc. and win a prize for Best Use of Theme!
Join the Paddlemania Pirate Poker Run: Stop at designated points along the river to collect your poker chops. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Best Hands. And, a prize for Worst Hand, too!
*Poker Run participation not required to paddle the river.
* Paddlers have to arrange shuttling with their friends.
Formerly known as the North Country Endurance Challenge, Metallak Race is an endurance adventure that treks through the northern regions of New Hampshire, including Colebrook, Clarksville, Pittsburg, and Dixville Notch (home of the former Balsams Grand Resort Hotel). Previously this race was run in a linear format; however, the 2017 edition will move throughout the region in a way that allows competitors to complete the race without assistance from support crews. Much of the former route will be used, with new twists and turns that will be revealed as the race date approaches.
The 10-hour race is estimated to take 8 to 10 hours to complete and will consist of 8 legs. Long-course racers will experience mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail running, and paddling. Racers will be able to complete the course as an individual or as a team of two. This course will not be run with a relay option.
The 6-hour race is estimated to take 4 to 6 hours and will cover the final 5 legs of the course. This race will include trail running/trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. The 6-hour race is offered to individuals, teams, and relay teams who are seeking maximum adventure, but over a shorter distance. Teams are limited to two racers, and relay teams are limited to 3 racers.
For additional information email [email protected] or click on the race website www.metallakrace.com.