Cross-country trail runners are invited to register now for the second annual Thad Thorne 5k Memorial Trail Race to be held at Attitash Mountain Resort Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. Part of the proceeds of this race will benefit the Bartlett Middle School Ski Team.
Long-time general manager of Attitash Ski Area, Thaddeus Thorne was integral to launching one of New England’s original summer fun ski areas when he initiated the construction of the Alpine Slide and established summer operations beginning in the summer of 1976. Considered a Founding Father of Attitash, Thad took part in the original planning of Attitash Ski Area and served as the General Manager for over 20 years.
“The inaugural Thad Thorne 5k was a fun event for the field of participants last year,” said Attitash Events and Race Manager Corey Madden. “It’s just enough challenge for experienced cross-country and recreational runners to enjoy the morning with their family and friends on the slopes of Attitash.”
Early registration for the Thad Thorne 5k is currently open and the fee of $20 will include a free event t-shirt for the first 50 registered and (1) BBQ lunch ticket. Registration is available online at www.attitash.com; at the Attitash Ticket Office (Open M-F, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.); or by phone at 800.272.5228 before 12 p.m. Friday, June 14.
Registration on the morning of the event will be $25 and take place from 8-9 a.m. at the Adventure Center building (located at the base of Attitash Mountain). All 5k trail race registrations on the day of the event will include (1) BBQ Lunch Ticket. This is a rain or shine event.
The course will be a mix of trail conditions including dirt, loose gravel and grass. The race trail route will utilize terrain on both Attitash and BearPeak. A free children’s fun run will take place after the 5k event. Attitash wishes to thank Eastern Mountain Sports, Keen Footwear, Dakine and Smith Optics for helping to sponsor this event.
Image courtesy Attitash Mountain Resort