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2018 Black River Beatdown Results

We had an awesome time hosting the 2018 Ironwood Adventureworks Black River Beatdown this Sunday, October 28. Almost 50 runners braved the rain and cold temperatures for 15k, 30k, and 45k trail races. Many of our competitors were in costume, and all enjoyed one of the last opportunities for a trail race in 2018. Big thanks to Ironwood Adventureworks for organizing the race, and to all of our runners for coming out!

The 15k one loop race was the largest field of the day, with 25 competitors. Claire McIlvennie of Winooski, VT won the overall 15k as well as the women's race in a blazing time of 1:17:12. Second place in the women's race went to Elizabeth Anderson, and third place went to Ruth Addante. Elizabeth and Ruth also placed 3rd and 4th overall. The first men's 15k finisher was ...

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2018 Black River Beatdown Results

We had an awesome time hosting the 2018 Ironwood Adventureworks Black River Beatdown this Sunday, October 28. Almost 50 runners braved the rain and cold temperatures for 15k, 30k, and 45k trail races. Many of our ... go arrow

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Head of the Charles 2018 Recap and Results

After a whirlwind weekend in Boston, the 54th Head of the Charles is complete! The entire rowing world converges on the Charles River every year during the third weekend of October, and Craftsbury is no exception. Blustery winds and (mostly) blue skies marked the event, which saw nearly 11,000 racers negotiating the bridges and turns of the infamous three-mile course. 

Sculling staff and GRP rowers had a fantastic time both racing and working the tent in the bustling finish line area, handing out nearly 80 dozen cookies and chatting with tons of past and future campers. We also raffled off a free week of camp; we’ll be announcing the winner soon.

Now, to the racing: 

First up on Saturday was Director of Sculling Troy Howell, racing in the Men’s Grand Master Singles. His ...

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Head of the Charles 2018 Recap and Results

After a whirlwind weekend in Boston, the 54th Head of the Charles is complete! The entire rowing world converges on the Charles River every year during the third weekend of October, and Craftsbury is no exception. ... go arrow

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Skiing for Runners 2019

January 24-27, 2019 - 4 Days - $649

We're excited to announce our winter '19 cross-training weekend for runners. Treadmills have their place. Gym work has its time. But winter can get claustrophobic indoors. Add some skis, snowshoes or winter run gear? You'll move thru the winter landscape noiselessly, another animal exploring under its own power. During your four days at Craftsbury, you'll unlock tactics to embrace winter across a variety of disciplines: daily runs, ski clinics, snowshoeing on our more than 100k of groomed trails, plus another 20k of singletrack trails throughout our extensive trail network - all right out the door. Once you've learned to winter, you'll reclaim your freedom to enjoy trails and woods that you haven't visited since last summer. Sign up now for a weekend ...

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Skiing for Runners 2019

January 24-27, 2019 - 4 Days - $649We're excited to announce our winter '19 cross-training weekend for runners. Treadmills have their place. Gym work has its time. But winter can get claustrophobic indoors. Add some ... go arrow

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Caldwell and Martin Podium at Newburyport Half Marathon

Last weekend, Running Director Heidi Caldwell and GRP skier Adam Martin travelled to Newburyport, Massachusetts for the Newburyport Half Marathon. This race, held on Massachusetts’s North Shore, is relatively flat and fast and annually draws a very competitive field. Undeterred by the competition, Heidi and Adam both delivered noteworthy performances. Adam finished 2nd, in a blistering time of 1:06:18 (roughly a 5:05 minute mile) only two seconds behind 1st place Tadesse Yae Dabi. The Newburyport Daily News reported that Dabi is an “Ethiopian distance star” that has “competed all over the world.” Heidi was 6th overall and won the women’s race by a convincing seven minutes, in a time of 1:13:43 (about a 5:35 mile time). This time is nearly two minutes faster than her half ...

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Caldwell and Martin Podium at Newburyport Half Marathon

Last weekend, Running Director Heidi Caldwell and GRP skier Adam Martin travelled to Newburyport, Massachusetts for the Newburyport Half Marathon. This race, held on Massachusetts’s North Shore, is relatively flat ... go arrow

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Ski & Bike Swap: Sunday, Oct. 28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is holding its biennial Ski and Bike Swap on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Our swap will again benefit the Kathy Wright scholarship fund, which supports young Nordic skiers at all levels of the sport. As in 2016, the swap will largely focus on equipment and clothing for mountain biking, cross country skiing, and backcountry skiing. Mark your calendars, and clean out your sheds!

What: Ski & Bike Swap.
When: Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Activity Center at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

2018 sale will feature gently used Outdoor Center rental mountain bikes and Nordic skis. We're accepting mountain bikes, Nordic ski equipment, clothing/outerwear for skiing & biking on consignment. 25% of consigned item sales benefits the club’s youth ...

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Ski & Bike Swap: Sunday, Oct. 28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is holding its biennial Ski and Bike Swap on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Our swap will again benefit the Kathy Wright scholarship fund, which supports young Nordic skiers at all levels ... go arrow

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Fitness & Fun for mature adventurers

Join COC staff for guided fitness sessions and modest adventures for the 55+ crowd.

October 10:  Biking Basics - Join COC Biking guru Ollie Buruss for an introduction to bikes and biking – we’ll ride around the teaching area, remembering balance in motion and practicing shifting and laughing! Wear sturdy shoes and pants that won’t get caught in the chain!

October 18 & 26:  Balance, Strength and Fun Course! - This strength and balance session is led by rowing team member Nathan Lado and will combine warm up, strength and balance exercises and activities – some possibly outdoors! Wear clothes to play in and bring gym shoes!

All sessions run from 1:00-2:30pm and meet on the Activity Center deck at the Center - pack a lunch and arrive early to enjoy a picnic! Bus transportation ...

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Fitness & Fun for mature adventurers

Join COC staff for guided fitness sessions and modest adventures for the 55+ crowd.October 10:  Biking Basics - Join COC Biking guru Ollie Buruss for an introduction to bikes and biking – we’ll ride around the ... go arrow

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Come see us at the Head of the Charles this weekend!

Craftsbury’s sculling contingent is heading down to Boston this weekend for the 54th Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world, with 11,000 racers and 225,000 spectators anticipated. We will have a Craftsbury tent stationed along the riverfront a bit downstream of the finish line from Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st. Come stop by the tent to say hi, grab one of our famous chocolate chip cookies, and fill out a raffle card for a chance to win a free week of camp! 

We look forward to catching up with everyone who stops by, enjoying the racing, and cheering on the countless Craftsbury-affiliated crews that will be competing this weekend.

Racers will take on the three-mile course one at a time, starting at ...

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Come see us at the Head of the Charles this weekend!

Craftsbury’s sculling contingent is heading down to Boston this weekend for the 54th Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world, with 11,000 racers and ... go arrow

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CCDP wins final '18 VTYCL race

The Craftsbury Cycling Development Program (CCDP) wrapped up their Vermont Youth Cycling League (VTYCL) season last Sunday. They raced under sunny skies on their home course at the Outdoor Center. This crew had a strong performance, with seasoned veterans and MTB racing newbies all joining together to top the team ranking!  

Beginning with the varsity boys, Finn Sweet led the way, winning his 2nd race of the season. Jack Young was 4th, followed closely by Makail Tipton in 5th. Jack and Makail received a shout out from coach Ollie Burruss, as they “went back and forth all season and really made jumps as riders and racers.” In the JV boys’ race, Greyson Davis unfortunately suffered a flat tire and was unable to finish. In the 9th-10th grade girls’ race, Maya Remick, in her first ...

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CCDP wins final '18 VTYCL race

The Craftsbury Cycling Development Program (CCDP) wrapped up their Vermont Youth Cycling League (VTYCL) season last Sunday. They raced under sunny skies on their home course at the Outdoor Center. This crew had a ... go arrow