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The NEK is great for running. Here's two new ways to enjoy it!

New Running Programming!

Last Updated: 11.Jun.2018

Craftsbury Running is excited to found two new weekly group running sessions for the greater community. We're welcoming runners of all levels and experience to connect with fellow runners in the area and gain running-specific knowledge and skills. 

Wellness Running/Walking Group

Mondays, 6:00pm beginning June 4th - meet at the Activity Center Main Lodge

Feeling stressed or burnt out? Looking for a fresh approach to physical activity? 

The aim of this group is to provide a supportive environment to help you establish a positive running and/or walking mindfulness practice in your daily life. Our running and walking will be complemented by mindfulness exercises focused on centering, reducing stress, and increasing body awareness. Each session will offer both a running and walking route - runners, walkers, and run-walkers all welcome! One dedicated hour of wellness practice can help you develop skills to overcome personal challenges and set a positive tone for the rest of your week. Sessions will be led by Craftsbury Running Director Heidi Caldwell and Green Racing Project Biathlon team member Kelsey Dickinson. Give a couple of sessions a try for free, then subsequent sessions are $10/session for non-member, $5/session for all COC members like all our fitness offerings. Reminder: all Craftsbury and Albany residents are complementary members of COC, though we ask you complete this paperwork.

Community Track Practice

Sundays at 5:00pm at People's Academy Track beginning June 10th.

Are you wanting to do running specific workouts, but looking for a fresh, new way to strengthen your legs to crush some k’s? Want to get into running but not sure where to start? Join the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Running Program for a community track workout at the Morrisville Track on Sunday evenings. Track workouts can be a fun and motivating way to jumpstart your running program and boost aerobic capacity. The mission of COC Running is to foster a running community in the NEK by providing opportunities for runners of all abilities and experience; track workouts provide a space where runners of all speeds can join in camaraderie and support each other along the way!

Over the summer, there's no fee to attend these workouts. Starting in September, Craftsbury membership or a $30 fee will be required to continue for the remainder of the season (until November). Carpooling – and bringing your friends! – is highly encouraged. We hope to see you on the track!