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|  May 2019  |
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2019 CommRow

Ready to row? The season is coming. CommRow will be four afternoons a week this summer, running Monday-Thursday from May 20 through the end of September. The first date for returning CommRowers will be Monday, May 20th, at 4:30pm. First time CommRowers and beginners (one year of sculling experience or less) are welcome to attend on Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday, June 5th! Check out the CommRow page for all of the updated information, including details for newcomers and returners alike. Looking forward to seeing you on Great Hosmer this summer! 

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2019 CommRow

Ready to row? The season is coming. CommRow will be four afternoons a week this summer, running Monday-Thursday from May 20 through the end of September. The first date for returning CommRowers will be Monday, May ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Beer Run - June 1

We're happy to present the "Craftsbury Beer Run" - a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for WonderArts, specifically their Farm to Kids’ Table program.

Set off with your fellow runners at 9:30am, Saturday, June 1 and head into the rolling singletrack and ski trails of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, accessing the scenic dirt roads of Craftsbury, including a class IV section of road as you climb to Greensboro and Hill Farmstead. You'll pass through the fields and forests of Vermont's working landscape, through sugarbush, dairies, woodlots and more en route to the finish line at Hill Farmstead. Your first beer is on us, as is post-race picnic by the Craftsbury General Store. When you're adequately ...

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Craftsbury Beer Run - June 1

We're happy to present the "Craftsbury Beer Run" - a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for WonderArts, specifically their Farm to ... go arrow

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2019 Summer Bike Club Dates

We are happy to announce that we will be bringing back our beloved Summer Bike Club mountain bike program, Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm throughout the summer. This year the program will begin on June 19th and conclude August 21st (with no programs on July 3rd or August 14th). The program, aimed at developing mountain bike skills in children aged 8 to 18, will have 60 (!) slots this year. It will again be spearheaded by Ollie Burruss, with assistance from the junior coaching staff, the Green Racing Project athletes, and more skilled riders from the area. Participants must be able to competently ride a bicycle and have interest in riding singletrack trails.

Program cost will again be $100. Rental bikes will be available to participants for $50 up front or $7 per session. Rentals will ...

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2019 Summer Bike Club Dates

We are happy to announce that we will be bringing back our beloved Summer Bike Club mountain bike program, Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm throughout the summer. This year the program will begin on June 19th and ... go arrow

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Russell Spring memorial

May 11, 2019, 2:00pm, we invite you to join us in the celebration of the life of Craftsbury founder, Russell Spring. The memorial will be held here at the Center, with music and reception to follow. Bring any stories you'd like to share.

Russell passed July 30, 2018. He was 92. Russell joined his wife Janet, who had pre-deceased him by a year and a half. Russell and Janet founded the Center in 1976, after purchasing the Cutler Academy campus, a former boys' school. They cut a Nordic trail network on the land, hosted sculling camps, and added running camps a short time later. Russell and Janet, and the whole Spring family, grew the Center for the next 30+ years, before selling to Dick and Judy who reformed the organization into the non-profit it is today.

Russell's curiosity, openness ...

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Russell Spring memorial

May 11, 2019, 2:00pm, we invite you to join us in the celebration of the life of Craftsbury founder, Russell Spring. The memorial will be held here at the Center, with music and reception to follow. Bring any ... go arrow

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U23 Sculling assistant, intern named

Grace Hollowell is returning to Craftsbury for her second summer as assistant coach for the Green Racing Project (GRP). Hollowell brings a wealth of coaching experience to GRP. A member of the Boston College coaching staff since fall 2018, she previously spent four years as the assistant women’s coach and recruiting coordinator at Dartmouth. She had coaching stints at Boston University (2013-14) and Smith College (2011-13). GRP head coach Steve Whelpley says “(Grace) gets our approach to small boats and individualized attention, but also brings a different perspective from her years coaching at various collegiate programs. We look forward to her leadership and ideas for the summer."

Last summer at Craftsbury Hollowell helped coach the U23 M2x and M1x that qualified for the 2018 ...

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U23 Sculling assistant, intern named

Grace Hollowell is returning to Craftsbury for her second summer as assistant coach for the Green Racing Project (GRP). Hollowell brings a wealth of coaching experience to GRP. A member of the Boston College ... go arrow

|  April 2019  |
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Tucker hired as CNSC summer assistant coach

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Tucker as our summer assistant junior/BKL ski coach. Jeff, who graduated from Colby College in 2016 with a degree in environmental science, spends his winters as the assistant coach for the Harvard Nordic ski team. He has also coached the Colby College team, volunteered with NANANordic, and worked for the Woodstock Nordic Center. After several summers managing Acadia National Park’s trail stewardship program, Jeff is excited to spend a summer back in his native Vermont. Jeff will be joining the current Craftsbury coaching staff June - August to help support the influx of summer athletes. Welcome, Jeff! 

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Jeff Tucker

Tucker hired as CNSC summer assistant coach

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Tucker as our summer assistant junior/BKL ski coach. Jeff, who graduated from Colby College in 2016 with a degree in environmental science, ... go arrow

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GRP Race at Trials I

This past week the Men and Women of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project Rowing Team started their racing season down in Sarasota Florida at the USRowing Trials I Regatta which selected the Men's and Women's Single Sculls that will represent the US at this year's World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria in September. This year is an especially important World Championships as it is qualification year for the 2020 Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo next summer. Countries wishing to compete at the Olympics must qualify each boat by finishing within a certain number of spots of first place, depending on boat class. For example, the top five finishers in the 8+ at Worlds will qualify their country for that boat for the following year's Olympics. But for the Double Sculls, it's the ...

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GRP Race at Trials I

This past week the Men and Women of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project Rowing Team started their racing season down in Sarasota Florida at the USRowing Trials I Regatta which selected the Men's and Women's Single ... go arrow

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Results: Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon

Results, in both PDF and XL. Thanks to all who came out to brighten a grey day! Photos courtesy of Paul Bierman. (Find more here).


Race Info:
The fabled race is back Saturday, April 20! It's Craftsbury groomer Keith Woodward's favorite race (he also doubles as course designer and chief organizer). The exact course is TBD as the day draws nigh, but the plan is that you'll start your day on our ski trails with ~10k freestyle, followed by ~5 miles of running, a ~2.5 mile paddle, capped with a 11mi bike on lovely Kingdom dirt roads in mud season.

Map of 2018 routes (see pages of pdf for individual legs)
Note:  Wylie Hill (run leg) remains mostly frozen for the half mile descent (where the road is unmaintained during winter). Exercise caution when running, and DO NOT try to drive up or down ...

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Results: Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon

Results, in both PDF and XL. Thanks to all who came out to brighten a grey day! Photos courtesy of Paul Bierman. (Find more here).Race Info:The fabled race is back Saturday, April 20! It's Craftsbury groomer Keith ... go arrow