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About Michele Cota

Who in their right mind would sign up for a 200 mile race? That’s what the Reach the Beach Race relay organizers asked the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation when they generously offered the Division a relay team. Twelve crazy runners jumped at the opportunity. This year we are running for planet Earth to encourage fans of New Hampshire State Parks to reduce their carbon footprint and help to protect our environment.
9/11 and Boston: A special message to our American Heroes and those who emerged from tragedy

9/11 and Boston: A special message to our American Heroes and those who emerged from tragedy

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In honor of the state’s commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Governor Maggie Hassan has directed flags to half-staff and proclaimed today as a Day of Remembrance in honor of the tragic terrorist attacks. She … Continue reading

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Our 2nd favorite things to do in NH State Parks

Our 2nd favorite things to do in NH State Parks

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Of course, being a running team, running is our favorite state park activity, but running isn’t the only thing we love to do. Our Reach the Beach racing team shares our favorite (or second favorite) park adventures and where we … Continue reading

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7 Hiking and Camping Tricks that are Good for Planet Earth

7 Hiking and Camping Tricks that are Good for Planet Earth

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Because we are running for planet Earth this year, we wanted to take this post-time to share some fun hiking and adventure gear tips that make the trip more comfortable for you and are better for this world we all … Continue reading

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7 Favorite Hiking Trails in New Hampshire

7 Favorite Hiking Trails in New Hampshire

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We’ve decided that in light of another successful, extreme, insane Bear Brook State Park Trail Marathon organized by Acidotic Racing this past weekend that we wanted to share our favorite trails in New Hampshire for those who are more like … Continue reading

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Exercise Food for Tree Huggin' Runners

Exercise Food for Tree Huggin’ Runners

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We asked our Reach the Beach Park’s team runners what they eat and drink to prepare for and recover from exercise. We received a great mix of their advice for breakfast, energy-packed snacks, sustenance while running, and post-run meals. Here are their … Continue reading

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Reach the Beach here we come!

Reach the Beach here we come!

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The Annual Reach the Beach Relay Race certainly covers a lot of familiar territory for the New Hampshire State Parks team. With 12 runners split between two vans (each with its very own treasured van manager) embarking on a 202 mile … Continue reading

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