NH State Park Bloggers crash the Hillsborough Balloon Festival!

Okay, so I may have over-dramatized the title of this blog post since this wacky event was free and fun for all, but that didn’t stop me and my fellow Reach the Beach runners Adam and Kate from making the most of it!

We converged with our friends in Hillsborough last Friday to bring a little hot air to the festival and their annual 5k race and we ended up taking back a win! Kate (the runner in blue) finished 4th in womens and 1st in her age group! Congratulations Kate!

Check out this short video from the festival in case you missed it!



– Michele, NH State Park Blogger



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. We may not be in the right mind, but we are always in the adventure mind! Our team name is the NH State Park Bloggers which means that we have blogging to do. We will keep you up-to-date with pictures and video using our new GoPro camera on our training progress throughout the summer and into the fall. We all agreed that we should use this opportunity to create awareness for a serious problem facing outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country; New Hampshire especially and that is Lyme Disease. We will do as much as we can throughout the summer to promote awareness, safety, prevention, and to work with Lyme Disease foundations to learn what more can do to make our woods safer.

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