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|  October 2014  |

Hugh McAdam taking gold for the GRP in the men's light single.

Sunday Medals for GRP at 50th Head of the Charles Regatta

There's long been a point of contention in the rowing world about who would win in a matchup between the best scullers in the world and the best sweep rowers. This weekend the Head of the Charles gave an answer, as the sculling "Great Eight" won the Championship men's eight event under the banner of Craftsbury. The Small Boat Training Center and the sculling camps at Craftsbury have long sought to prove that sculling can help improve performance in all levels of the sport so this was a welcome confirmation at the Center. John Graves helped organize the sculling Great Eight which took athletes from 7 different countries that raced this year's world championships in the single, double or quad and took to the Charles in an eight for almost a week of training together for the event. Winning this event was not just a question of ... go arrow

Sunday Medals for GRP at 50th Head of the Charles Regatta

There's long been a point of contention in the rowing world about who would win in a matchup between the best scullers in the world and the best sweep rowers. This weekend the Head of the Charles ... go arrow

Saturday Recap from Head of the Charles

The first day of the 50th anniversary of the Head of the Charles is in the books, here's a report of the Craftsbury representation:

Dick and Peter Driessigacker were first to race along with Craftsbury coach emeritus Larry Gluckman, who rowed together in the "Motley" rowing club 8 in the senior master division. The crew took 24th out of 55 senior master crews (age 50+), and was fourth in their own category of Grand Master crews (age 60+). GRP coach Dan Roock also took to the water in a majority Princeton alumni crew racing under Hingham Harbor. His crew was just behind the "Motley" entry in 25th place. Judy and Carly Geer raced with fellow 1980 Olympic teammates under the "1980 rowing club" where they took 8th place. 

Troy Howell stormed from the back of the pack in the men's senior master single, placing ... go arrow

Saturday Recap from Head of the Charles

The first day of the 50th anniversary of the Head of the Charles is in the books, here's a report of the Craftsbury representation:Dick and Peter Driessigacker were first to race along with ... go arrow

Beat the rush, sign up early.

Coming soon: Registration opens for Craftsbury Marathon

Skiers: mark your calendars, because registration for the 2015 Craftsbury Marathon will open this November 1st! Signing up early locks in your spot and gives you the lowest price for your entry. We'll begin making snow as soon as weather allows, that same date, with opening for skiing November 21st.

Have you heard? For 2015, Marathon week will be part of a much broader ski festival! The Marathon will be part of the 2015 National Masters Championship scoring, following on the heels of a 10k freestyle event on Thursday the 29th. In addition to these events, we'll be hosting two consecutive weekends of USSA SuperTour Events; all in all, 7 races in 11 days. Whether you join us as racer or as a spectator, it's sure to be a week to remember.

So save the date, and head online that Saturday to lock in your ... go arrow

Coming soon: Registration opens for Craftsbury Marathon

Skiers: mark your calendars, because registration for the 2015 Craftsbury Marathon will open this November 1st! Signing up early locks in your spot and gives you the lowest price for your entry. ... go arrow

Bliz Eyewear Signs on as GRP Rowing Sponsor

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce a new eyewear sponsor for the rowing team's 2014-2015 season. Bliz eyewear has a history of sponsoring top-level athletes and has an environmentally-friendly approach to their manufacturing that matches the "green" ethos of the Green Racing Project. 

Bliz Eyewear joins Concept2, JL Racing and Sauce Headwear as official sponsors of the GRP rowers, who are competing this weekend at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Thank you to everybody who helps make this happen and good luck to all crews racing!

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Bliz Eyewear Signs on as GRP Rowing Sponsor

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce a new eyewear sponsor for the rowing team's 2014-2015 season. Bliz eyewear has a history of sponsoring top-level athletes and has an ... go arrow

Preview of Upcoming Head of the Charles Regatta

This weekend the GRP rowers will head down to Boston to compete in the 50th Head of the Charles, along with around 11,000 other athletes and over 400,000 spectators. Undoubtedly one of the largest regattas that our squad goes to, this event offers a great chance to mix it up with some of the best in the world over the 3-mile course. Here’s a quick preview of all of the Craftsbury representation over the weekend, stay tuned for some awesome racing!

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Preview of Upcoming Head of the Charles Regatta

This weekend the GRP rowers will head down to Boston to compete in the 50th Head of the Charles, along with around 11,000 other athletes and over 400,000 spectators. Undoubtedly one of the largest ... go arrow

Masters' Camps this December

Save the dates:

December 4-7, 2014
December 11-14, 2014

In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction this December. The first camp will be geared more toward newer skiers or those who haven't raced before; the second will be aimed more at the master skier who has been competing and wants to get faster.

Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction. Coaching staff for the camps are being finalized but will include NENSA's Janice Sibilia, Gunstock's Nina Gavrylyuk, Craftsbury GRP's Pepa Miloucheva, GRP athletes, Craftsbury coaches and others. The curriculum consists of technique drills, longer base-building skis, video review to reinforce technical points ... go arrow

Masters' Camps this December

Save the dates:December 4-7, 2014December 11-14, 2014In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction this December. The first camp will be ... go arrow

Saw Elinor out recently doing some ski-walking; she's going to be ready this winter, how about you? Jumpstart your program w/Pepa!

Masters' Clinic with Pepa Saturday, Oct. 18

The bite in the air each morning sends skiers a clear message: it's time to get serious about dryland. Masters, here's a chance to review your fall program with Pepa. Saturday, October 18 at 2:00pm meet at the Activity Center for an afternoon session of fall training. We'll review balance, strength, ski-walking and bounding (both will be video'd and reviewed under Pepa's expert eye). 

Want to join in? This clinic is free to members, but we ask that you drop a line to skiing@craftsbury.com to give us a count of how many to expect. 

Snow'll soon be here, get ready with Pepa on Saturday!

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Masters' Clinic with Pepa Saturday, Oct. 18

The bite in the air each morning sends skiers a clear message: it's time to get serious about dryland. Masters, here's a chance to review your fall program with Pepa. Saturday, October 18 at 2:00pm ... go arrow

The scene on the range during the Singletrack Shootout. Photo Judy Geer

Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race Wrap

It was another successful day on the range for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Singletrack Shootout biathlon race. We were lucky to have a great turnout of both novice and expert bikers and runners to make for a fun and competitive race that even avoided most of the rain that morning!

In the novice race, a couple of GRP rowers led the standings in the running race. Maggie Fellows handily took the victory in the women’s run with clean shooting (go Maggie!) while Phil Grisdela outran his competitors in the men’s run and even hit a couple of targets along the way. In the junior running category, Quincy Massey-Beirman took the women’s victory and while there weren’t any men’s junior runners, Sasha Charkasov was the top junior in the men’s mountain bike race. Notably, both women in the ... go arrow

Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race Wrap

It was another successful day on the range for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Singletrack Shootout biathlon race. We were lucky to have a great turnout of both novice and expert bikers and runners to ... go arrow

Help us christen all these new Rogue weights and equipment this weekend!

CrossFit Day this Sunday

CrossFitters: come up for a one day seminar at the Center this Sunday, October 12. Day opens at 9:00am, in the new Activity Center. Try rowing on the water, learn to shoot a biathlon rifle, pick up technique pointers on the Concept2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg - all levels are welcome!

$50 gets you the boats, coaching, Indoor Rowers, SkiErgs, ammo, rifles and safety instruction - and a hearty lunch! Reserve at 802-586-7767, or email your questions to biathlon@craftsbury.com.

Join us to learn new skills and push your limits!

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CrossFit Day this Sunday

CrossFitters: come up for a one day seminar at the Center this Sunday, October 12. Day opens at 9:00am, in the new Activity Center. Try rowing on the water, learn to shoot a biathlon rifle, pick up ... go arrow

At checkpoint 2, Team Tire Crossing, teams had to traverse the course without touching the ground.

Checkpoint Challenge Wrap

Eleven teams rose to the Challenge on Sunday to complete the 2014 Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) and its nine difficult stations. Beginning at 9:45am under blue skies, contestants ran about 7or 8 kilometers while traveling between checkpoints spread across the COC campus – as far north as the end of Race Loop, as far south as Elinor’s field, and ranging from the ski trails down to the waterfront.

Station 7, Tangrams, proved a consistent challenge. Teams had to memorize a geometric shape displayed on a sign, and then use wooden shapes to recreate it 30 or so yards away. In fact, time spent at that checkpoint ended up making the difference between the eventual winners – Ruthie’s Runners – and the previously defending champs, the Craftsbury Crazies ... go arrow

Checkpoint Challenge Wrap

Eleven teams rose to the Challenge on Sunday to complete the 2014 Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) and its nine difficult stations. Beginning at 9:45am under blue skies, contestants ran about ... go arrow

Racers in the 2013 Singletrack Shootout receive instructions from Susan Dunklee.

Oktoberfest Weekend Schedule

Oktoberfest Weekend at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is upon us! We hope you'll join us for a celebration of fall replete with community, food, and racing action. 

For a schedule of events with links to full event information, click here

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Oktoberfest Weekend Schedule

Oktoberfest Weekend at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is upon us! We hope you'll join us for a celebration of fall replete with community, food, and racing action. For a schedule of events with ... go arrow

Ben Dann and John Graves winning the M2x Thanks to Igor Belakovskiy for the great photos, check out more on his blog at scullingfool.smugmug.com

GRP strikes Vermont gold at Green Mountain Head Regatta

The rowers kicked off the fall head racing season this past weekend at the Green Mountain Head Regatta in Putney, Vermont. The race is put on by the Putney Rowing Club and officiated by Graeme King, one of the top boatmakers in the country. The race has a unique vibe, always three weeks before the Head of the Charles with trailer parking in a corn field by the Connecticut River. The race is 5k long with two 90-degree turns halfway through to bring crews back to the start/finish line. Some of the tastiest prizes in rowing are awarded here, with maple syrup for first place, apple cider for second and a bag of local apples for third. 

Craftsbury started the season off on a strong note, with John Graves leading the charge in the men's single to take first place in a time of 18:56. Lightweight Hugh McAdam was close ... go arrow

GRP strikes Vermont gold at Green Mountain Head Regatta

The rowers kicked off the fall head racing season this past weekend at the Green Mountain Head Regatta in Putney, Vermont. The race is put on by the Putney Rowing Club and officiated by Graeme King ... go arrow

|  September 2014  |

If you're fast enough in the Singletrack Shootout or Henley on Hosmer, you can win your drinkware!

Oktoberfest BYO...Mug!

We're bustling to get the feast ready for this Saturday. As part of the German-themed festivities, we will be serving beer of course, thanks to Blackbird Bar and Catering of South Albany. They'll be doing $2/12oz pours of some of Lost Nation Brewing's finest ales and lagers.

Want to maximize your $2? Bring your own mug, stein, horn, glass, gourd or other 16oz drinking vessel and you'll get a full pint pour, for the same $2! A little reward for saving some plastic cups from the recycling!

Haven't gotten your reservation yet? Drop a line to the office - 802-586-7767, or read more about OktoberFeast here. Lots going on this weekend at Craftsbury!

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Oktoberfest BYO...Mug!

We're bustling to get the feast ready for this Saturday. As part of the German-themed festivities, we will be serving beer of course, thanks to Blackbird Bar and Catering of South Albany. They'll be ... go arrow

Activity Center Opening

Craftsbury community: We invite you to join us for the official opening of our new building, next Friday, October 3rd from 4 til 6 p.m. We’ll have cider and snacks, and we'll be offering tours of the building, highlighting its potential uses and its many energy efficient features. The lodge portion of the building will serve as Touring Center space, classrooms and meeting space; the other wing includes a new Fitness room, changing rooms, composting toilets and a ski waxing space.

Hope to see you next Friday!

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Activity Center Opening

Craftsbury community: We invite you to join us for the official opening of our new building, next Friday, October 3rd from 4 til 6 p.m. We’ll have cider and snacks, and we'll be offering ... go arrow

A shell of its former self – a partially deconstructed Wilbur's at the end of August.

Deconstructing Wilbur's

If you’ve been around the Outdoor Center much this summer you may have noticed the slow disappearance of Wilbur’s, the building near the hoop houses at the end of Lemon’s Haunt. Wilbur’s is being deconstructed by ReSource and some of the salvaged material will be used by the Center while the remaining material will be sold to the ReSource Store, which provides families and individuals in crisis with building materials and reduces the amount of waste placed in landfills.

The Center purchased the building three years ago and reviewed options for its future. Ultimately, it was decided the building had issues that were hard to remediate: an outdated and energy inefficient construction style, it would have been difficult, and not ... go arrow

Deconstructing Wilbur's

If you’ve been around the Outdoor Center much this summer you may have noticed the slow disappearance of Wilbur’s, the building near the hoop houses at the end of Lemon’s Haunt. ... go arrow

All this new Rogue gear isn't going to lift itself!

COC Crossfit now 2x per week!

We're excited to announce that you can now get your WOD twice a week at COC! Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30, taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier.

As previously, this program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost. Come join the fun!

 

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COC Crossfit now 2x per week!

We're excited to announce that you can now get your WOD twice a week at COC! Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30, taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier.As ... go arrow

Susan Dunklee leading the chase pack early on (photo FasterSkier)

2014 Climb to the Castle Race Report

For the first time in several years, the GRP skiers didn’t have a large contingent racing Climb to the Castle. Climb to the Castle, or C2C as it’s affectionately known, is an annual uphill skate rollerski sufferfest that ascends 5 miles at an 8% average grade to the top of Whiteface Mountain, just outside of Lake Placid, NY. The Climb to the Castle usually falls as one of the last workouts of the US Ski Team training camp in Lake Placid, and members of the US Biathlon and Nordic Combined teams have been known to jump in as well. However, this year only two GRP members, Caitlin Patterson and Ida Sargent, attended the USST Lake Placid camp and they both had to leave early to prepare for a 2.5 week long glacier training camp in Ramsau, Austria. Luckily, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee was still in town and was able ... go arrow

2014 Climb to the Castle Race Report

For the first time in several years, the GRP skiers didn’t have a large contingent racing Climb to the Castle. Climb to the Castle, or C2C as it’s affectionately known, is an annual ... go arrow

No CommRow on Big Hosmer this Wednesday (thanks to Neil Ulman and Hap for the aerial photo)

Sept 10 CommRow - CANCELLED

No CommRow tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 10. Regular schedule resumes Monday, Sept. 15. Thanks!

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Sept 10 CommRow - CANCELLED

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Photo from last week's Head of the Hosmer.

2015 Sculling Camp Registration OPEN

Summer's starting to wind down here at Craftsbury, a bittersweet time for sure, but there's no reason to be glum:

-Less than 80 days until we open to ski
-You can lock in your 2015 camp now

We're having a banner year for registrations and camp enrollment, so you'll want to lock in your time for 2015 early to ensure you get the time and accommodation you want next summer. You can find the new schedule and registration up and ready to go! Sign up today!

 

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2015 Sculling Camp Registration OPEN

Summer's starting to wind down here at Craftsbury, a bittersweet time for sure, but there's no reason to be glum:-Less than 80 days until we open to ski-You can lock in your 2015 camp nowWe're ... go arrow

|  August 2014  |

Finals Racing in Amsterdam

Finals racing has been furious in Amsterdam, with world records being broken in many different event classes, some of which have stood for almost two decades. The lightweight quad was the first to race for the US and Craftsbury, making a statement in Friday's B final where they lead from wire to wire. The US won in a time of 5:54 ahead of Mexico, Uruguay and Brazil. 

Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer were next to race in Saturday's B final of the men's lightweight double after coming in fourth from a photo finish in the A/B semifinal. The crew was 5th off the line and was locked in a tight battle all the way down, using a strong sprint to pass the Danish to take 4th at the line in a time of 6:19.5. Great Britain won the B final in a time of 6:16.7 and South Africa won the A final.

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Finals Racing in Amsterdam

Finals racing has been furious in Amsterdam, with world records being broken in many different event classes, some of which have stood for almost two decades. The lightweight quad was the first to ... go arrow

Peter Graves, Steve Whelpley, John Graves and Ben Dann racing their semifinal in the heavyweight men's quad (photo credit USRowing)

Finals Set at World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam

It was a day of close racing for the Craftsbury boats representing the United States at the World Championships today in Amsterdam, with both the lightweight double and heavyweight quad unfortunately just missing out on advancing to the A final. 

Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer had a strong semifinal, with the French who hold the current world record, the Norwegians who were last year's champions, and a South African crew comprised of gold medalists from the lightweight men's four in the 2012 Olympics. Josh and Austin would be neck and neck with the South Africans through the last 500m for the third and final qualifying spot. While the US entry was able to put their nose in front of the South Africans at the grandstands they were nipped at the line, missing out on the A final by only 0.35 seconds. The duo will ... go arrow

Finals Set at World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam

It was a day of close racing for the Craftsbury boats representing the United States at the World Championships today in Amsterdam, with both the lightweight double and heavyweight quad ... go arrow

Josh Konieczny in bow on the right and Austin Meyer prepare to race their quarterfinal in the men's lightweight double (photo credit USRowing)

Repechages and Quarterfinals at 2014 World Rowing

After yesterday's delay of racing due to conditions deemed unfair by the course officials, the men's heavyweight quad was back in action in the repechage, with two crews to advance to the A/B semifinal on Thursday. The quad from Craftsbury hung in second place through the first thousand behind an agressive Italian entry, taking the lead as the early leaders faded in the second half of the race. Even in the lead the US quad was pushed hard by a fast-closing French crew that pushed their way from 3rd to 1st in the last 500m. The US quad of Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves will race in the A/B semifinal tomorrow against Poland, Ukraine, New Zealand, Switzerland and China. The US quad came in third to the Chinese entry in the heat and beat Poland and New Zealand at the third world cup in Lucerne ... go arrow

Repechages and Quarterfinals at 2014 World Rowing

After yesterday's delay of racing due to conditions deemed unfair by the course officials, the men's heavyweight quad was back in action in the repechage, with two crews to advance to the A/B ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Final Wrap

There could be no better way to wrap up the Summer 5k Trail Series than a warm, sunny August evening like Tuesday night! The race was followed by refreshments (VT Pilsner from Lost Nation Brewing, and na punch from the COC kitchen), awards, and a delightful COC dinner. 

Thanks to all 209 of our participants for bringing their friendly and competitive spirit to Craftsbury's trails throughout the summer. And congratulations to all of our many champions! Zach Russo, Matt Moody, and Avery Ellis took home the overall-champion hardware, and George Hall, Matt, and Wyle Solomon received Ironman honors for completing 13 out of 13 weeks. These competitors were joined on the podium by a litany of deserving age-group champions as well. 

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Tues Night 5k Final Wrap

There could be no better way to wrap up the Summer 5k Trail Series than a warm, sunny August evening like Tuesday night! The race was followed by refreshments (VT Pilsner from Lost Nation Brewing ... go arrow

The men's heavyweight quad practicing on the Bosbaan in Amsterdam (photo credit USRowing)

Weather Delays Racing in Amsterdam

Tuesday's racing at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam brought a stiff headwind that would eventually force the afternoon's races to be postponed at the decision of the fairness committee. The US heavyweight quad from Craftsbury was on the dock ready to launch for their repechage when the decision was made, and instead of launching for their race had to make do with a brief practice window.

Racing will continue tomorrow with the heavyweight quad racing their repechage with two boats to advance to the semifinal at 7:39 EST. Kyle Lafferty and the men's lightweight quad will also be in action, looking to place in the top two of their repechage to make the A final on Friday. Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer will look to place in the top three of their quarterfinal to race in the A/B semifinals on Thursday. ... go arrow

Weather Delays Racing in Amsterdam

Tuesday's racing at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam brought a stiff headwind that would eventually force the afternoon's races to be postponed at the decision of the fairness ... go arrow

GRP rowers and skiers at the top of Mt. Mansfield following the RTTTOVT (photo Ida Sargent)

GRP Athletes and Craftsbury Junior Skiers Race to the Top

2700’ of vertical climbing over a mere 4.3 miles. No matter how you slice it, it makes for a tough day. That’s exactly what racers faced in the 4th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont, a winding uphill course that has runners and bikers start at the bottom of the Toll Road and finish near the top of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. Finishing the race is definitely an achievement, but the elite runners aren’t just out to finish, they are pushing their limits and attempting to break course records. The Craftsbury crew was well represented in Sunday’s race with GRP skiers, biathletes, rowers, and a few junior skiers toeing the line.

The top Craftsbury finisher in the men’s race was GRP skier Gordon Vermeer. Gordon finished 3rd overall, a little less than 2 minutes behind former cross country ... go arrow

GRP Athletes and Craftsbury Junior Skiers Race to the Top

2700’ of vertical climbing over a mere 4.3 miles. No matter how you slice it, it makes for a tough day. That’s exactly what racers faced in the 4th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont, a ... go arrow

Kyle Lafferty in bow representing the GRP and Team USA in the men's lightweight quad (photo credit USRowing)

Men's lightweight quad makes World Championship Debut

The second day of racing on Monday at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam marked the debut of the US lightweight men's quad in international racing, with Kyle Lafferty representing the GRP alongside many former teammates from Riverside Boat Club. Kyle's last international performance was in the senior men's lightweight pair in Bled, Slovenia in 2011. For teammates Jake Georgeson, Andrew Neils and Peter Schmidt this is their first race abroad. 

The crew had a challenging heat, with last year's world champions the Greeks, perennial powerhouse country Italy and a young but talented crew from the Netherlands. The US was undaunted however, sticking to their race plan and fighting all the way down the course, coming up short in the sprint to finish fourth in 6:09 behind the Netherlands in 3rd at 6:07, the ... go arrow

Men's lightweight quad makes World Championship Debut

The second day of racing on Monday at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam marked the debut of the US lightweight men's quad in international racing, with Kyle Lafferty representing the ... go arrow

The men's heavyweight quad making a training trip to Princeton before departing for the World Championships. (photo credit USRowing)

Racing Kicks off at 2014 World Rowing Championships

Racing has begun in Amsterdam at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, with two boats representing the US and Craftsbury coming to the line in the heats. Craftsbury is representing the US with Josh Konieczny in the men's lightweight double, Kyle Lafferty in the men's lightweight quad, and coach Dan Roock overseeing the men's heavyweight quad of Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves.

Josh Konieczny is back in action with Austin Meyer in the lightweight men's double after winning the Holland Beker regatta at the same course and taking fourth place at the second World Cup in France. The lightweight double is one of only two Olympic-class boats for the lightweight men so competition is very tight, with a full progression of heats, repechages, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals in an event as widely ... go arrow

Racing Kicks off at 2014 World Rowing Championships

Racing has begun in Amsterdam at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, with two boats representing the US and Craftsbury coming to the line in the heats. Craftsbury is representing the US with Josh ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 12

Local Olympian Marc Gilbertson takes the 'w' in our penultimate race on the COC trails. Next week, August 26, we'll race Course B (also at the COC) one final time.

Join us afterward for a brief award ceremony, followed by free gourmet dinner in the COC dining hall for race participants! Oh, and Lost Nation Brewing has provided some beer for the occasion as well. Whether you've raced every week or not yet this summer, come join us.  

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 12 Results (Course A)

 

Week 11 Results (HP)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 12

Local Olympian Marc Gilbertson takes the 'w' in our penultimate race on the COC trails. Next week, August 26, we'll race Course B (also at the COC) one final time.Join us afterward for a brief award ... go arrow

Susan lining up to shoot prone in Saturday's sprint competition.

GRP Biathletes Compete at USBA Rollerski Trials

This past weekend marked the first races of US Biathlon rollerski trials in Jericho, VT. The two races, a sprint and a mass start competition, were the first of a four race series which will continue with a second weekend of racing in late October. USBA will use these races to select athletes to their pre-season camp in Sweden in November, and from there they will select IBU and World Cup teams. The field was extremely competitive for the trials races with the best US and Canadian biathletes in attendance. August is early to be racing for a winter start spot, but the biathletes had to be prepared to race fast now in order to be considered for start spots later this season.

Saturday morning’s sprint competition was a successful day for the GRP biathlon squad. Susan Dunklee took the victory handily over Canadian ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes Compete at USBA Rollerski Trials

This past weekend marked the first races of US Biathlon rollerski trials in Jericho, VT. The two races, a sprint and a mass start competition, were the first of a four race series which will ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 11

Thanks to Hosmer Point for hosting one final time this summer. Kudos for really stepping up their trail-work game! 

Mark your calendars now for our final week, Tuesday August 26. After the race, we'll have a short award and prize ceremony, followed by free dinner for all race participants and free beer from Lost Nation Brewing! 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 11 Results (HP)

 

Week 10 Results (Course B)

Week 9 Results (Course A)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 11

Thanks to Hosmer Point for hosting one final time this summer. Kudos for really stepping up their trail-work game! Mark your calendars now for our final week, Tuesday August 26. After the race ... go arrow

The winning senior women's quad of Elizabeth Sonshine, Jamie Chapman, Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald

Racing wraps at Canadian Henley

And there we have it, after six days of intense racing the Green Racing Project leaves the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with gold medals in four events: the Senior Women's eight, four, quad and Senior Men's Lightweight pair. While historically known for tailwinds and fast conditions, this week's event had some strong head winds that made for tough racing. The group rose to the challenge though, with some athletes racing over 10 times down the 2k course in nearly every boat class offered, from the single to the eight.

Sunday's racing kicked off with Keziah Beall and Emily Driessigacker taking second in the championship pair to London Olympians Sarah Hendershot and Taylor Ritzel racing for the New York Athletic Club. Craftsbury would strike gold next in the senior women's quad, defending last year's title by four ... go arrow

Racing wraps at Canadian Henley

And there we have it, after six days of intense racing the Green Racing Project leaves the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with gold medals in four events: the Senior Women's eight, four, quad and ... go arrow

Saturday Finals at Royal Canadian Henley

The racing keeps on heating up in St. Catherine's, starting with the "dash" races of 500m at 8 AM and going strong until the last final at 6:22 PM. Craftsbury had four women qualify for the afternoon dash finals in the women's single dash, and Sarah Keller won her heat in the lightweight women's single dash to advance as well. Last year's winners in the women's senior quad were back in action, winning their heat on the way to defend their title on Sunday.

The champ singles brought close races, with Hugh McAdam and Erik Frid advancing to Sunday's final along with Maggie Fellows, who won her heat in the women's champ single. Amy Ludovici will also be racing in the final on Sunday for the U23 Women's single after getting second in her heat.

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Saturday Finals at Royal Canadian Henley

The racing keeps on heating up in St. Catherine's, starting with the "dash" races of 500m at 8 AM and going strong until the last final at 6:22 PM. Craftsbury had four women qualify for the ... go arrow

Finals keep on rolling at Canadian Henley

Friday's racing brought more finals and the heats for the weekend's racing at the Canadian Henley regatta. While the forecasted conditions have been nearly identical every day this week, the actual weather for racing has been quite different. Afternoon racing had challenging wakes and rolling water from a headwind that lengthened the races and rewarded rowing efficiently as well as hard.

Amy Ludovici and Brett Simpson were the first to race in the U23 women's single heats, with Amy winning her heat and Brett barely missing out on qualifying for the semifinal. Announcers around the course have begun to notice how many races the Craftsbury group are in, especially Amy who "seems to be always on the course!" 

The next event was the semifinal of the senior women's quad, where there were two to advance to ... go arrow

Finals keep on rolling at Canadian Henley

Friday's racing brought more finals and the heats for the weekend's racing at the Canadian Henley regatta. While the forecasted conditions have been nearly identical every day this week, the actual ... go arrow

Men's Elite winner Greg Jancaitis shows how to do it in the new berm-y sections.

EFTA results and Pic Pool

Missed out on the weekend, or just want to relive the fun of the first Craftsbury EFTA race? Check out our 400+ pictures, and review the results over at BART Timing. And the fine folks at Dirtwire.tv offer up a heaping of video coverage as well.

Thanks to all for joining us - stay tuned for more bike stuff in the future!

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EFTA results and Pic Pool

Missed out on the weekend, or just want to relive the fun of the first Craftsbury EFTA race? Check out our 400+ pictures, and review the results over at BART Timing. And the fine folks at ... go arrow

Thanks to JL racing for outfitting our Henley gold Senior Women's Eight and the rest of the GRP!

First day of finals and first medals for GRP at Canadian

Thursday was a packed day of racing at St. Catherines, Ontario for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The first day of finals lined up with heats and semifinals for other events, meaning that the Craftsbury athletes would race from 2-4 times, switching from singles to team boats and racing both sweep and sculling along the way.

The women's straight fours kicked off the racing, with Maggie Fellows, Amy Ludovici, Rebecca Donald and Brett Simpson taking second in their heat to advance to Saturday's final; while Keziah Beall, Emily Driessigacker, Jamie Chapman and Elizabeth Sonshine won their heat to join the other GRP boat in the final.

The lightweight pair of Phil Grisdela and Phil Henson was back in action next, winning their heat to advance to Saturday's final. Craftsbury is racing a full contingent of women's ... go arrow

First day of finals and first medals for GRP at Canadian

Thursday was a packed day of racing at St. Catherines, Ontario for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The first day of finals lined up with heats and semifinals for other events, meaning that the ... go arrow

Day Two in St. Catherines for GRP/SBTC at Canadian Henley

After the storms of yesterday's racing, Wednesday opened up with plenty of sunshine and good racing all around in Canada for the Craftsbury contingent. The first event on the agenda for the team was the men's lightweight single, with Phil Grisdela qualifying for tomorrow's semifinal and Phil Henson just outside of qualification in fourth place. Sarah Keller was next to the line in the women's lightweight single, taking the third qualifying spot to tomorrow's semifinal as well.

With so much racing it can be hard to keep track of who is doing what event, or even if the lineup is the same, in what boat? Brett Simpson and Amy Ludovici raced both the women's U23 double and pair today, cruising to a comfortable qualification for tomorrow's semifinal in the double and missing out by one place to make the U23 pair ... go arrow

Day Two in St. Catherines for GRP/SBTC at Canadian Henley

After the storms of yesterday's racing, Wednesday opened up with plenty of sunshine and good racing all around in Canada for the Craftsbury contingent. The first event on the agenda for the team was ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 10

A record number of cyclists contested this week's 5k, right on the heels of Sunday's EFTA Epic Summer mountain bike race on the same trails. Thanks for coming out, and see you down at HP next time for Week 11. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 10 Results (Course B)

 

Week 9 Results (Course A)

Week 8 Results (HP)

Week 7 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 10

A record number of cyclists contested this week's 5k, right on the heels of Sunday's EFTA Epic Summer mountain bike race on the same trails. Thanks for coming out, and see you down at HP next time ... go arrow

First Day of Racing at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for

The first day of the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is on the books here in St. Catherines, and the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center athletes from Craftsbury aced it, sending all crews who raced today on to either semifinals or straight to finals. This regatta is enormous, running from Tuesday to Sunday with 2,178 entries from 137 different clubs ranging from junior singles to the championship eight. 

Today saw three of the GRP women racing in the senior women's single, with the top three in the heat to advance to tomorrow's semifinals. All three girls will race tomorrow, with Maggie Fellows winning her heat and Jamie Chapman and Elizabeth Sonshine advancing in second place. 

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First Day of Racing at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for

The first day of the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is on the books here in St. Catherines, and the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center athletes from Craftsbury aced it, sending ... go arrow

|  July 2014  |

John Lazenby Photo

Craftsbury SuperTour Twitter

Lots of summer left, but we've already begun planning for this winter's Craftsbury SuperTours - follow our SuperTour twitter feed as another way to stay up to date on the schedule and events.

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Craftsbury SuperTour Twitter

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 9

Cooler, dryer weather made for a gorgeous Week 9 evening! Thanks to everyone who came out. Week 10 will be on Course B at the COC. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 9 Results (Course A)

 

Week 8 Results (HP)

Week 7 Results (Course B)

Week 6 Results (Course A)

Week 5 Results (HP)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 9

Cooler, dryer weather made for a gorgeous Week 9 evening! Thanks to everyone who came out. Week 10 will be on Course B at the COC.  2014 Series Results: Week 9 Results (Course ... go arrow

Mountain Bike Lodging Deal

You want to come up to race bikes this weekend, but no place to stay? No worries; we've got you covered w/a racer lodging deal:  $75/head per night gets you three meals, and double occupancy lodging in our dorm-style accommodations. Wouldn't delicious all you can eat breakfast on our veranda be a great way to thank your significant other for coming along?

Flying solo? $90 per night gets you the same three meals in our VT Fresh Dining Hall plus trailside lodging. Roll out of bed, grab a bite of breakfast, and go shlarp all the gnar. Give the office a call - 802-586-7767 and reserve today.

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Mountain Bike Lodging Deal

You want to come up to race bikes this weekend, but no place to stay? No worries; we've got you covered w/a racer lodging deal:  $75/head per night gets you three meals, and double occupancy ... go arrow

EFTA Race Taco Truck

A little over a week away from the EFTA mountain bike race here at the Center, and we're excited to announce that Meghan's, A Locally-Sourced Taco Joint, will be bringing their wares to sate your post-race cravings, sold from her own locally sourced food truck! Meghan Stotko is a cook in our dining hall, so even if you haven't enjoyed her food truck, you've benefitted from her skills.

Tacos are made to order, from fresh, local ingredients:  chipotle-lime chicken, black beans, salsa, cheddar, slaw, gluten-free tortillas; choice of condiments: garlic scape chimmichurri, pickled onions, and hot sauces.

Meat options: $4/taco
Vegetarian: $3/taco
Everything: $5/taco

Register today for the race, then reward yourself with delicious tacos!

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EFTA Race Taco Truck

A little over a week away from the EFTA mountain bike race here at the Center, and we're excited to announce that Meghan's, A Locally-Sourced Taco Joint, will be bringing their wares to sate your ... go arrow

U23 Double Wraps Up at World Championships

Racing finished today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. The men's double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield, coached by Steve Dani finished second in the C final for 14th place out of 20 total crews entered in the event. The duo put together one of their strongest races in the final, running from fourth place at the 500m mark of the race to holding first place with 500m to go. Unfortunately the crew could not sustain the strong sprint of the Latvians and would take home second place. Overall the US would earn five medals at the championships, including a gold in the women's eight, four and the men's lightweight single, silver in the women's pair and bronze in the men's eight. Full results for the world championships can be found go arrow

U23 Double Wraps Up at World Championships

Racing finished today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. The men's double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield, coached by Steve Dani finished second in the C final for 14th place out of ... go arrow

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield at the start in the U23 men's double (photo credit USRowing)

U23 Double to Race in Final on Saturday

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield were back in action today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy as they raced in the repechage for a chance to compete in the A/B semifinal. The team again flew off the line near 50 strokes a minute, and found themselves in the middle of a very competitive field. By the halfway mark of the race Erik and Walter had pushed through the Czech Republic to take third, but were unable to catch the Italians for the second place spot to vie for the A/B semi tomorrow. 

There was hardly any time to dwell on that result, as the duo was back to the line a little over five hours later to race in the C/D semifinal. This combination has been learning with every race they complete as they led the semi from wire to wire, taking the fastest time of the two as they head to race the C final for ... go arrow

U23 Double to Race in Final on Saturday

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield were back in action today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy as they raced in the repechage for a chance to compete in the A/B semifinal. The team again ... go arrow

Erik and Walter after their heat in Varese

U23 Double Makes International Debut in Italy

The SBTC and US U23 double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield began their campaign at the 2014 Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy in the heats today. The duo drew Spain, Russia, Latvia and South Africa, with the top two directly advancing to Saturday's A/B semifinal while the bottom three will race tomorrow in the repechage. Erik and Walter blasted off the line at 49 strokes a minute, settling into third place by the first 500m which they defended all the way to the line. Spain won in a time of 6:31, followed by Russia and the US in 6:37. 

Erik and Walter race in the rep at 10:33 AM local time tomorrow, so 4:33 AM here in Craftsbury. They will be racing in a six-boat field with the top two advancing to Saturday's A/B semifinal and the bottom four to a C/D semifinal Friday afternoon. Good luck to the both ... go arrow

U23 Double Makes International Debut in Italy

The SBTC and US U23 double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield began their campaign at the 2014 Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy in the heats today. The duo drew Spain, Russia, Latvia and ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 8

Another successful jaunt down the road to HP -- our second of three visits. Join us next time for Week 9, back at the COC. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 8 Results (HP)

 

Week 7 Results (Course B)

Week 6 Results (Course A)

Week 5 Results (HP)*

Week 4 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 8

Another successful jaunt down the road to HP -- our second of three visits. Join us next time for Week 9, back at the COC.  2014 Series Results: Week 8 Results (HP) Week 7 ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown 15k Results

Congrats to all survivors of this year's Beatdown! We had 5 bikers and 31 runners make their way bravely around the 15k course on this cool July morning, with our overall titles going to Zach Russo, Avery Ellis (runners), Matt Moody, and Meredith Young (bikers). Each of those lucky winners received a $50 gift certificate to use at our summer event sponsor, Lost Nation Brewing of Morrisville.  

The junior hardware went to Avery Ellis and Ben Gillott (runners), and Finn Sweet (biker). 

Remember -- if you liked the Black River Beatdown, come out each Tuesday night for a 5k race on the same trails! 

 

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Black River Beatdown 15k Results

Congrats to all survivors of this year's Beatdown! We had 5 bikers and 31 runners make their way bravely around the 15k course on this cool July morning, with our overall titles going to Zach Russo ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown: 15k of Fun

Have you ever said to yourself, “Hm, those Tuesday Night 5Ks are fun, but I really want a challenge?” Then this Saturday’s Black River Beatdown is the race for you. Some race updates:

Weather looks to be fabulous – cool and dry overnight. The Black River has receded from its springtime highs, so both crossings are high and dry. And with an 8am start, you’ll be done before the bugs even wake up.

This year’s course runs in the ‘opposite’ direction relative to years past. Bikers will do two 7.8K laps on the COC’s core trails for a total of about 15.6K, combining ski trails and singletrack. Runners will first head out to do Ruthie’s Run in the clockwise direction, and ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown: 15k of Fun

Have you ever said to yourself, “Hm, those Tuesday Night 5Ks are fun, but I really want a challenge?” Then this Saturday’s Black River Beatdown is the race for you. Some race ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results & Standings - Week 7

Hard to believe that the 2014 Series is already half-way finished! Congratulations to our current series leaders, Zach Russo (Men's Run), Ida Sargent (Women's Run) and Matt Moody (Men's Bike). For more information on current standings, click the following links:

 

Ranking by # of Races 

Series Leaders

Age Group Leaders

 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

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Tues Night 5k Results & Standings - Week 7

Hard to believe that the 2014 Series is already half-way finished! Congratulations to our current series leaders, Zach Russo (Men's Run), Ida Sargent (Women's Run) and Matt Moody (Men's Bike). For ... go arrow

Pete, Steve, John and Ben proudly representing the US with their bronze medals in the men's quad

Bronze Medal for USA and GRP at World Cup III in Lucerne

The GRP made history this weekend, with the men’s heavyweight quad taking home bronze medals from the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves put together a complete regatta, learning from each race before executing their plan when it counted in the final. The crew knew from their performance at the Henley Royal Regatta the week earlier that they could run with the best in the world, but Lucerne provided a real opportunity to test that speed. 

 

Racing began on Friday in the heats, with the top three to advance directly to the A/B semis on Saturday. The GRP quad showed their speed off the line, taking second behind Estonia and ahead of Poland, posting one of the top five fastest times of the day. In the semis on Saturday the quad went back ... go arrow

Bronze Medal for USA and GRP at World Cup III in Lucerne

The GRP made history this weekend, with the men’s heavyweight quad taking home bronze medals from the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter ... go arrow

2014 Craftsbury SuperTour racing. Photo John Lazenby

SuperTours, Eastern Cups, Masters and more!

We're excited to welcome the North American Ski world to Craftsbury this January and February. We're honored to host 7 events in 11 days on our trails, with racing from Juniors to aspiring World Cup Athletes to Masters.

The events:
Jan 29 – US Masters National Championship: 10km Freestyle
Jan 30 – USSA Supertour 20k / 30k Classic Mass Start
Jan 31 – US Masters National Championship / Craftsbury Marathon – 25km/50km
Feb 1 – USSA Supertour - Classic Sprint
Feb 6 – Dartmouth Carnival / USSA SuperTour – Freestyle Sprint
Feb 7 – NENSA Eastern Cup / Dartmouth Carnival / USSA Supertour – 10k/10k Freestyle Interval Start
Feb 8 – NENSA Eastern Cup / USSA SuperTour – 5k / 10k / 15km Classic Mass Start

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SuperTours, Eastern Cups, Masters and more!

We're excited to welcome the North American Ski world to Craftsbury this January and February. We're honored to host 7 events in 11 days on our trails, with racing from Juniors to aspiring World Cup ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 6

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 6 Results (Course A)

 

Week 5 Results (HP)*

Week 4 Results (Course B)

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 6

2014 Series Results: Week 6 Results (Course A) Week 5 Results (HP)*Week 4 Results (Course B)Week 3 Results (Course A)Week 2 Results (Course B)Week 1 ... go arrow

New Torqueedo Electric Outboard at Craftsbury

New Electric Launches at COC

Who says it ain’t easy being green? The sculling camp at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has made a big step towards being more environmentally friendly with a relatively simple change to their fleet of coaching launches. This spring, Craftsbury replaced two gasoline-powered outboard motors with electric outboard motors manufactured by Torqueedo. Not only do these new electric engines provide a multitude of benefits to rowers, coaches and the environment, but they are also proving to be more cost-effective to operate than the old gasoline engines.

One enormous benefit of the electric-powered launch is the drastic reduction in noise produced while in operation. Throughout the summer months, rowers of varying experience travel to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to receive expert coaching from the staff at their ... go arrow

New Electric Launches at COC

Who says it ain’t easy being green? The sculling camp at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has made a big step towards being more environmentally friendly with a relatively simple change to their ... go arrow

GRP and Team USA Quad with Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves

GRP Quad Makes International Debut at Henley Royal Regatta

The newly-named US heavyweight men’s quad from Craftsbury made its international debut this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. With the third World Cup in Lucerne set to start this Friday the 11th, the GRP quad wanted a chance to test their speed overseas. Henley is a storied tradition in the rowing world, having been contested every year since 1839 with the exception of during the two World Wars. The course itself is unique, with side by side racing over 2,112 meters watched by crowds of progressively more formally dressed spectators over enclosures built especially for the event. Racing begins for some boat classes on Wednesday after “The Draw,” setting up the single elimination bracket of head to head races has been established.

Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves ... go arrow

GRP Quad Makes International Debut at Henley Royal Regatta

The newly-named US heavyweight men’s quad from Craftsbury made its international debut this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. With the third World Cup in Lucerne set to start ... go arrow

Fireworks over Craftsbury village during last night's block party - a wicked good time!

July Fourth Holiday Hours

Just a quick note:

  • Office will be closing early Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 - both nights will end at 7pm
  • Free BBQ tomorrow night! Food at 6:00pm, music starting at 7:00pm

Happy Fourth!

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July Fourth Holiday Hours

Just a quick note:Office will be closing early Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 - both nights will end at 7pmFree BBQ tomorrow night! Food at 6:00pm, music starting at 7:00pmHappy Fourth! go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results (Unofficial) - Week 5

Week 5 Results (HP)

We had a few technical difficulties producing Week 5 results, so please let us know (gordon.vermeer@gmail.com) of any errors or corrections. We apologize in advance for any problems! 

 

Week 4 Results (Course B)

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results (Unofficial) - Week 5

Week 5 Results (HP)We had a few technical difficulties producing Week 5 results, so please let us know (gordon.vermeer@gmail.com) of any errors or corrections. We apologize in advance for any ... go arrow

Josh prepping the double at the course in Amsterdam (photo credit Austin Meyer)

GRP Strikes Gold at Holland Beker in Amsterdam

Fresh off their qualification for the World Championships later this year, Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer travelled with the rest of Team USA from the second World Cup in France to the Holland Beker Regatta in Amsterdam. This regatta brings together international competition without a world championship berth on the line, and was also an excellent opportunity to get race experience on the course where the world championships will be held in August.

Josh and Austin raced on Sunday in the men’s open double, where they won their heat by leading from wire to wire to advance to the afternoon’s final. Their road to the top in the final was not quite as clear-cut, with the duo third off the line to some of the more powerful heavyweight combinations. However, both were able to use their fitness through the body ... go arrow

GRP Strikes Gold at Holland Beker in Amsterdam

Fresh off their qualification for the World Championships later this year, Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer travelled with the rest of Team USA from the second World Cup in France to the Holland ... go arrow

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Hair of the Dog still jazzed after an evening practice session.

Fourth of July Picnic at Craftsbury

Craftsbury neighbors, members, guests and program participants are welcome to join us in a celebration Saturday, July 5 starting at 6:00pm with a BBQ, and continuing into the evening at 7:00pm with music from Hair of the Dog (featuring Craftsbury staffers Matt Renaud and Troy Howell). The event will be held at the new activity center on the upper soccer field - check out the progress that's being made at the new building - and is FREE! Hope to see you there!

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Fourth of July Picnic at Craftsbury

Craftsbury neighbors, members, guests and program participants are welcome to join us in a celebration Saturday, July 5 starting at 6:00pm with a BBQ, and continuing into the evening at 7:00pm ... go arrow

EFTA Mountain Bike Race at Craftsbury

We're excited to be hosting the 4th annual VT Ski and Snowboard Museum (VTSSM) Summer Epic. The Summer Epic is a mountain bike race fundraiser for the VTSSM, a gem of a museum celebrating winter and its sports - a topic near and dear to Craftsbury.

The first race goes out at 10:00am, August 3rd. Racers will be competing over ~5miles of trails, consisting of nordic ski trails, double track and about old school singletrack. Yes, that includes the wave. Riders complete 2, 3 or 4 laps depending upon category entered. (We're still pushing for a killer 5 lap option...)

Register online via Bikereg, and rest assured that all proceeds from the event go to help the Vermont Ski and Snowboard ... go arrow

EFTA Mountain Bike Race at Craftsbury

We're excited to be hosting the 4th annual VT Ski and Snowboard Museum (VTSSM) Summer Epic. The Summer Epic is a mountain bike race fundraiser for the VTSSM, a gem of a museum celebrating winter and ... go arrow

Keziah Beall and Jamie Chapman, National Champions in the women's 2x (photo credit USRowing)

GRPRow at Nationals

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project came home this weekend from a busy and successful week of racing in Princeton, New Jersey. The group has five new members of the senior national team, a double on the U23 team as well as five national champions and four more medals at the USRowing National Championships. After the Senior/U23 national team trials ended on Wednesday morning it was a quick turnaround to begin the time trials for the USRowing National Championships. Without the pressure of selecting boats for the national team, the GRP was able to enter a slew of different events, with some athletes racing up to seven times in 48 hours!

While looming thunderstorms cancelled the men’s lightweight single and heavyweight double time trial Wednesday evening, four of the Craftsbury women’s singles and all of the ... go arrow

GRPRow at Nationals

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project came home this weekend from a busy and successful week of racing in Princeton, New Jersey. The group has five new members of the senior national team, a double on ... go arrow

4 Boats to Worlds! U23/Sr World Trials Results

Racing has wrapped up for the U23 and Senior World Championships Trials in Princeton New Jersey, and three Craftsbury boats have earned their spot for the World Championships this year, joining Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer in the men’s lightweight double.

The GRP was first to the line in the men’s heavyweight quad, the only Olympic-class event to be contested at these senior team trials. The lineup of Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves has decades of rowing experience between them, as well as numerous international and even Olympic performances. John and Ben raced last year as the men’s heavyweight double for the US along with Steve Whelpley in the men’s heavyweight single. Peter Graves has had several international appearances in the men’s double as well as ... go arrow

4 Boats to Worlds! U23/Sr World Trials Results

Racing has wrapped up for the U23 and Senior World Championships Trials in Princeton New Jersey, and three Craftsbury boats have earned their spot for the World Championships this year, joining Josh ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 4

Week 4 Results (Course B)

 

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

Week 1 Results (Course A)

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! For week 5 we'll be down the road at Hosmer Point (about 1 mile north on Lost Nation Road). Don't worry about pre-registering online this time -- just come check in when you arrive next week. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 4

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USRowing Photo.

GRP/CBC LM2x: 4th at World Cup II

While the GRP preps to race on the home front this week, the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France was decided this weekend. Green team member Josh Konieczny was racing in the men’s lightweight double after winning the event at the second National Selection Regatta in May with Austin Meyer of Cambridge Boat Club. The duo was competing in France to try and qualify for the World Championships in Amsterdam with a sixth-place or better finish in a tough field of 30 lightweight doubles. Josh and Austin accomplished that mission on Saturday, finishing in the top three of their semi to earn a berth in the A final.

However, with their ticket for Amsterdam settled the combination was still not done, finishing fourth in Sunday’s A final for one of the best US results ever in the event. There are two events for ... go arrow

GRP/CBC LM2x: 4th at World Cup II

While the GRP preps to race on the home front this week, the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France was decided this weekend. Green team member Josh Konieczny was racing in the men’s ... go arrow

Craftsbury's Susan Dunklee and fellow Olympian Ida Sargent will be participating in Craftsbury's 2014 Olympic day celebration.

Olympic Day 2014

June 27, from 12:30-4:00pm Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of healthy living.  This free event will be celebrated in over 160 countries this year- including right here at the center!

The event will feature local Olympians Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee sharing stories from Sochi, as well as summer Olympic hopefuls for Rio 2016.  The day will begin with an opening ceremony and torch lighting, much like the Olympics you have seen on TV.  Participating kids will then have the chance to rotate through a variety of sports challenges, such as canoeing and track and field, and learn about Olympic ideals along the way.  Absolutely no experience necessary, just come have fun!  The day ... go arrow

Olympic Day 2014

June 27, from 12:30-4:00pm Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of healthy living.  ... go arrow

Josh on site in France, prepping for the World Cup - USRowing Photo.

GRP at World Cup, Trials and Nationals

As summer kicks into full swing, so do the GRP rowers who are racing around the world this weekend and next week. Parts of the squad have travelled away from the center to pursue the world championships in their own strongest boat classes, but nearly all of the group will meet up in New Jersey next week for the Senior and U23 World Championship trials as well as the USRowing National Championships.

First on the agenda though is the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France. Green Team member Josh Konieczny will be representing the US along with Austin Meyer in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the second World Cup, aiming to place in the top six of 30 entries to punch their ticket for the Senior World Championships in Amsterdam later this year. Josh and Austin got to the course earlier this week and ... go arrow

GRP at World Cup, Trials and Nationals

As summer kicks into full swing, so do the GRP rowers who are racing around the world this weekend and next week. Parts of the squad have travelled away from the center to pursue the world ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 3

Week 3 Results

Week 2 Results

Week 1 Results

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same COC 5k loop as Week 2. Don't worry about pre-registering online this time -- just come check in when you arrive next week. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 3

Week 3 ResultsWeek 2 ResultsWeek 1 ResultsEmail gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same COC 5k loop as Week 2. Don't worry about ... go arrow

Feldenkrais comes to Craftsbury

Beginning Thursday, June 19th from 8:30-9:30a, Feldenkrais instruction comes to Craftsbury weekly. Kimberly Howell, who is completing her 2nd year of the 4 year Baltimore Feldenkrais Training Program is now offering “student” taught Awareness Through Movement classes as preparation for her certification.

The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to human movement, learning and change originally developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone – young or old, physically challenged or physically fit. It benefits those with chronic or acute pain and conditions of the central nervous system. It help can help athletes, musicians, actors and artists enhance and extend their passions and professions.

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Feldenkrais comes to Craftsbury

Beginning Thursday, June 19th from 8:30-9:30a, Feldenkrais instruction comes to Craftsbury weekly. Kimberly Howell, who is completing her 2nd year of the 4 year Baltimore Feldenkrais Training ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 2

Week 2 Results

Week 1 Results

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same 5k loop as Week 1. You can register remotely for Week 3 (June 16th) using this form -- but please still check in at registration. 

 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 2

Week 2 ResultsWeek 1 Results Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same 5k loop as Week 1. You can register remotely for Week 3 ... go arrow

SBTC arriving on campus

Summer is fast approaching, and that means its time for sculling camps and the new crop of Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) rowers is on their way. The SBTC will consist of six athletes, four women and two men who are looking to develop their skills at sculling and compete for the US at the Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy at the end of July.

Erik Frid joins the SBTC from Ithaca College, where he was named to the ECAC all-academic team his senior year and placed 4th in the varsity eight at the ECAC championships.

Walter Banfield is a freshman from Dartmouth who represented the US at the 2013 Junior World Championships, placing 10th in the junior men’s single.

Amy Ludovici has raced for Syracuse for the past two years in the varsity eight and comes to Craftsbury at the ... go arrow

SBTC arriving on campus

Summer is fast approaching, and that means its time for sculling camps and the new crop of Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) rowers is on their way. The SBTC will consist of six athletes, four women ... go arrow

Lost Nation Brewing to Sponsor Summer/Fall Event Series

Craftsbury is excited to announce that Lost Nation Brewing of nearby Morrisville, VT has come on board as a sponsor of our 2014 Summer Event Series! Keep an eye out for LNB gift certificates as prizes for our summer and autumn races (think Tuesday Night 5ks, Black River Beatdown, and Oktoberfest) and LNB refreshments ... go arrow

Lost Nation Brewing to Sponsor Summer/Fall Event Series

Craftsbury is excited to announce that Lost Nation Brewing of nearby Morrisville, VT has come on board as a sponsor of our 2014 Summer Event Series! Keep an eye out for LNB gift ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 1

Week 1 Results

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! You can register remotely for Week 2 (June 10th) using this form -- especially convenient if you're a returning racer. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 1

Week 1 Results Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! You can register remotely for Week 2 (June 10th) using this form -- especially convenient if ... go arrow

GRPer Liz Guiney chases teammate Caitlin Patterson during the BRB 15k - more great COC trail racing!

Kickoff of Tuesday Night 5k Trail Race Series

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway this Tuesday, June 3rd! After a muddy spring, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails are cleared and primed for summer activity. 

From now until August 26, races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with DOR registration opening at 5:15pm at the Touring Center. New this year, you can register remotely each week. For this week, just fill out this form. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members and houseguests run free!

All of the courses this summer will feature a mixture of singletrack and ski trails. Week 1's course showcases some of our smoothest singletrack, some brand new wood ... go arrow

Kickoff of Tuesday Night 5k Trail Race Series

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway this Tuesday, June 3rd! After a muddy spring, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails are cleared and primed for summer activity. From now until August 26 ... go arrow

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Trails are open! Come practice for the Black River Beatdown, coming this July 19 - check the link at the bottom of this story for info.

Trails OPEN!

Trails at the Center are now dry and open for riding, walking, and running starting Memorial Day Weekend. Please do not go on the closed trails which are marked with flagging - not all ski trails are summer accessible.

The single track mountain bike trails are open as well as select ski trails (albeit w/some sloppy sections), but are not yet completely marked, so should only be used by riders familiar with the area. Marking and mapping is happening now and should results in a more clearly marked system by some time in the next several weeks.

The disc golf course is open too and starts 100ft south of the TC, follows Round a Bit, and Lemons Haunt and finishes at Coaches Corner.  Each of nine holes (baskets) has a blue (long) and red (short) tee. Discs and maps are available for sale or day use at ... go arrow

Trails OPEN!

Trails at the Center are now dry and open for riding, walking, and running starting Memorial Day Weekend. Please do not go on the closed trails which are marked with flagging - not all ski trails ... go arrow

No lazy days of summer for motivated skiers! Amy Wilton photo

Saturday: Masters' Dryland Clinic

Kick off your dryland season with a technique refresher and planning discussion with Pepa this Saturday, May 31st at 3:00pm. Members sign up for dryland via Skireg (or pay on a per seminar basis via the front office), then join everyone's favorite Eastern Bloc ski guru this Saturday as she leads us thru ski-walking and bounding, some strength, and discusses how to lay out the summer and structure your training to be flying come fall and winter. Questions? Drop a line to coach M herself via skiing@craftsbury.com.

Send May out in style with ski-walking this Saturday!

 

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Saturday: Masters' Dryland Clinic

Kick off your dryland season with a technique refresher and planning discussion with Pepa this Saturday, May 31st at 3:00pm. Members sign up for dryland via Skireg (or pay on a per seminar basis via ... go arrow

NSRII - 2 More GRP boats selected for World Cups

The GRP traveled back to New Jersey this past weekend to compete at the second of two National Selection Regattas to pick World Cup team for the US this summer. Craftsbury brought a full flight of men’s and women’s heavyweight and lightweight doubles, as well as an entry in the men’s open pair.

Ben Dann and John Graves were back in the double that they raced at the World Championships in 2013, racing teammates Stephen Welpley and Peter Graves in the men’s heavyweight double. John and Ben would win the time trial ahead of a entry from Potomac Boat Club, but both doubles would win their semifinals to set the stage for a showdown in the A final. While Steve and Peter lead the field to the 1000m mark, Peter and Ben would power through to take the win ahead of Willy Cowles and Sam Stitt from ... go arrow

NSRII - 2 More GRP boats selected for World Cups

The GRP traveled back to New Jersey this past weekend to compete at the second of two National Selection Regattas to pick World Cup team for the US this summer. Craftsbury brought a full flight of ... go arrow

photo - Amy Wilton

Hosmer Community Rowing '14 - TIME UPDATE

UPDATE:  different schedule - corrected below.

Beginning May 19, the 2014 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (CommRow) will meet at 4:30pm, Monday thru Wednesday afternoons at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond, concurrent with Craftsbury Sculling Camp's afternoon free row on those days. As in previous years, all abilities are welcome to join CommRow - though not necessarily all sessions. Intermediate and advanced scullers may attend any or all of the three weekly sessions. However, if you have rowed less than a year, the Monday session is for you; beginners will be able to scull on Tuesdays or Wednesdays by special arrangement only.

Schedule for 2014
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Hosmer Community Rowing '14 - TIME UPDATE

UPDATE:  different schedule - corrected below.Beginning May 19, the 2014 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (CommRow) will meet at 4:30pm, Monday thru Wednesday afternoons at the ... go arrow

NSRII Preview

Update:  Check out Time Trial results, and enjoy some race coverage with your coffee this morning as semis get underway.

After a brief return to the Northeast, the GRP rowers are back in action this week in New Jersey at the Second National Selection Regatta (NSR II). After a brief delay to get out and break up the ice on Great Hosmer to make way for practice, the team has been hard at work building their speed and fitness for the racing to come. While the first NSR was in mostly singles, NSR II is all about the team boats. Craftsbury is sending two men’s and four women’s heavyweight doubles, one men’s ... go arrow

NSRII Preview

Update:  Check out Time Trial results, and enjoy some race coverage with your coffee this morning as semis get underway. After a brief return to the Northeast, the GRP rowers are back in action ... go arrow

No, they're not wildflowers, but it's been nice to enjoy the flowers in front of the office like these crocus.

Early Spring Wildflower Walks

Little by little, winter is loosening its grip on the NEK. Join us on a guided wildflower walk this Saturday 10:00-12:00 as we learn more about our botanical neighbors and celebrate the nascent spring! Our guide will be Eva Dannenberg, a local botanist and specialist in rare plants. Meet at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, north parking lot, and we’ll carpool to the walk location. This will be a perfect time to catch the earliest of the spring wildflowers.

And don't miss the opportunity to watch the season unfold in our region as our friends at the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative are hosting another wildflower walk, this one at the end of the month, Saturday, May 31st from 10:00-12:00. Meet at the Little Hosmer Access parking lot to carpool.

The two walks provide a great opportunity to see ... go arrow

Early Spring Wildflower Walks

Little by little, winter is loosening its grip on the NEK. Join us on a guided wildflower walk this Saturday 10:00-12:00 as we learn more about our botanical neighbors and celebrate the nascent ... go arrow

USBA's Algis Shalna will lead campers again this year at this residential camp held at Craftsbury/HP.

USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

Know a 10 to 14 year old who is interested in biathlon? Send them to US Biathlon's 3rd year of Intro camps at Craftsbury this June 13-15! Info available at Skireg - which is where you'll find registration as well. Registration opens tonight at midnight; sign up your kids over your morning coffee tomorrow!

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USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

Know a 10 to 14 year old who is interested in biathlon? Send them to US Biathlon's 3rd year of Intro camps at Craftsbury this June 13-15! Info available at Skireg - which is where you'll find ... go arrow

BKL daycampers during the traditional adventure race finale of camp.

BKL Daycamp Reg now open to the Public

Happy May Day! Celebrate by signing up your favorite 8-13 year old for the BKL daycamps! Today marks the first day that the general public can register for our popular BKL Daycamps, run this year July 14-18 and August 11-15. Spaces will fill quickly, so head to Skireg and sign up now!

And don't forget:  that is just one of the dryland opportunities available this summer. Find out more about programming here.

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BKL Daycamp Reg now open to the Public

Happy May Day! Celebrate by signing up your favorite 8-13 year old for the BKL daycamps! Today marks the first day that the general public can register for our popular BKL Daycamps, run this year ... go arrow

The GRP Rowers welcome new kit sponsor JLRacing who came thru in a big way in time for NSRI. Go to www.jlracing.com for info on outfitting your crew!

GRPRow opens season at NSRI

Spring racing began this past weekend for the rowing contingent of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project at the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey. This race marks the start of the 2014 campaign for the World Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One more year into the Olympic cycle means that the level of competition continues to rise as new talent arrives to test their speed against Olympians and national team members of previous years. Over 120 boats were entered in the regatta, each one filled with national team or Olympic hopefuls. The GRP was ready to race at Mercer after a six-week training camp at Clemson University where the group was able to enjoy miles of water and warm temperatures as well as two buoyed 2000-meter race courses. Craftsbury had a busy week of racing with four men’s ... go arrow

GRPRow opens season at NSRI

Spring racing began this past weekend for the rowing contingent of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project at the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey. This race marks the start of the 2014 ... go arrow

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Susan Dunklee racing to a 4th place finish in Antholz, Italy back in January. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

US Biathlon announces National Team nominations, 3 GRP

US Biathlon recently announced their National Team nominations for the 2014-2015 season, and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is proud to announce that 3 GRP biathletes were nominated: Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan.

Dunklee and Dreissigacker’s nominations to the National “A Team” come as no surprise; they were both National Team members last year and represented the US at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Dunklee had a fantastic season, starting with her 4th place finish in Antholz, Italy in early January, and culminating with her first World Cup podium in the final weekend of racing in Oslo, Norway. She also had multiple top ten’s in regular World Cup competition, and her 12th place finish in the mass start at the Olympics was the best result for an American ... go arrow

US Biathlon announces National Team nominations, 3 GRP

US Biathlon recently announced their National Team nominations for the 2014-2015 season, and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is proud to announce that 3 GRP biathletes were nominated: Susan ... go arrow

GRPer Liz Guiney chases teammate Caitlin Patterson during the BRB 15k - more great COC trail racing!

2014 Tuesday Night Trail Races

Looking for a low-key way to test your growing fitness this summer? Our weekly 5k Trail Series will get underway in 2014 starting June 3rd. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with registration opening at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the Yoga Tent. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members and houseguests run free!

As in years past, we will use two different five kilometer courses that we cycle through all summer long, with a couple of jaunts up the road to Hosmer Point for some fresh courses as well. Come each week and see how your times improve over the summer. In addition to your times on a week to week basis, we'll also be recording points based on finish position and field size. Your results and points will be tallied and displayed online with each ... go arrow

2014 Tuesday Night Trail Races

Looking for a low-key way to test your growing fitness this summer? Our weekly 5k Trail Series will get underway in 2014 starting June 3rd. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp ... go arrow

GRP Skiing 2014-15

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce the addition of a new skier for 2014-15:  local skier, and long-time Craftsbury Nordic athlete Kaitlynn Miller will be joining the team for the coming season.

Miller grew up in Elmore, Vermont, racing for Craftsbury in high school, and was a five-time member of New England’s Junior National Team. In 2010 she won a junior national title in the OJ (now U20) classic sprint and 10K classic. She attended Bowdoin for her college career, where she raced for the Polar Bears, qualifying for NCAAs in 2013 and 2014. Kaitlynn was a biology and environmental studies major and a visual art minor. She looks forward to applying her ecological background to projects at the Center and helping coach Bill Koch and junior skiers.

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GRP Skiing 2014-15

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce the addition of a new skier for 2014-15:  local skier, and long-time Craftsbury Nordic athlete Kaitlynn Miller will be joining the team for the ... go arrow