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WOW Fest ’13 – Another Great Day for the WOW Trail

The 5th Annual WOW Fest, presented by Bank of NH, took place on Saturday, September 14th and it was a big hit with over 500 people coming out to enjoy the day.

Our Take the Lake cyclists were there bright and early to kick things off.  It was a great day to ride around Lake Winnipesaukee (67 miles!!) and these folks made it look easy.   Congratulations to all for a great accomplishment.

While the Lakers were off having fun, we were starting to come alive with the help of Big Cat Coffees.  The coffee wasn’t just necessary, it was delicious.  Thanks Big Cat!

Catherine Martinez was back again this year with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to kick off our Take Opechee 5K and Take Opechee 10K events.  Great job, Catherine.  Check out our full set of race results where you will see our 5K winner, Ashley Hope Linder, with a time of 21:17 (6:51 pace) and our 10K winner, Shaun Dever, with a time of 36:37 (5:54 pace).  Way to go Ashley and Shaun!  And, congratulations to all our runners – well done.  

Our Take the Bay cyclists were next up and had a great day to get out there and complete their 15 mile ride around Paugus Bay.   Great job to all of you!   

Last but not least, our Take the Trail walkers headed out, led by members of the Laconia Fire Department, to enjoy the WOW Trail.  By this time, a delicious lunch was being prepared by four of our favorite local restaurants: Common Man, Fratello’s Italian Grille, Patrick’s Pub & Eatery and T-Bones.  A big thank you to these four sponsors and Lakes Region Coca-Cola, Gilford Shaw’s, Amoskeag Beverages and Contigiani’s Catering.  They made sure no one went home hungry or thirsty!

Our Team Challenges brought out the best in our competitive friends and businesses.  Thank you to the team captains and all the team participants.

WOW What A Team! –  Awakening Chiropractic (Team Captain, Jilian Stogniew, DC, RYT)
We love this team!  They were back with a vengeance and were not going to be outdone.  Thanks to all of these Wellness Warriors that are up to doing good deeds for community health!

WOW You Look Good! – Laconia Fire Department (Team Captain, Stephen Hanser)
To honor the memory of 19 Arizona Firefighters who died June 30th battling the Yarn Hill wildfire, this team walked in forest fire protective clothing while carrying an assortment of the tools and equipment used in battling forest fires — and they looked great doing it!

WOW Green ($$$) Team! – Patrick’s Pub & Eatery (Team Captain, Allan Beetle)
Thanks to a great group of employees and patrons of Patrick’s Pub & Eatery.  Team Patrick’s raised $1221 for the WOW Trail almost entirely from the amazing fundraising efforts of Debbie Herrington and Vinnie Boulanger.  Thank you!

WOW Cup! – 5K – Awakening Chiropractic (Team Captain, Jilian Stogniew, DC, RYT)
This team is speedy (and really good looking, too!)  Another Cup win surely has to do with all that good body work that takes place over at Awakening Chiropractic.  The honor goes to their three fastest 5K finishers:  Matt Hashem, Seth Wilkinson and Dr. Craig MacFarland!

WOW Cup! – 10K – Patrick’s Pub & Eatery (Team Captain, Allan Beetle)
Allan stacked the team with a few fast ones in an effort to beat out the Cup favorite (you know who you are).  Way to go to their three fastest 10K finishers:  Bill Cotter, Marylou McIntire and Tracy Vaughn!

This great event for the WOW Trail could not have happened without our great team of volunteers, our sponsors and the participants…thank you all!

View event pictures by volunteer photographers Mike Gagnon and Judi Taggart – (thanks for the great pics!!)

Support a WOW Fest ’13 Team – Donate Here!

Want to support one of the WOW Fest teams and help them win the “WOW Green ($$$) Team!” award?  Click here to visit the WOW Fest fundraising page and scroll down and click on the “Find a Fundraiser” button to look for your favorite team.

All donations are used for the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of the WOW Trail and are tax deductible contributions per IRS regulations.

WOW Fest ’13 – Sept 14th!

The 5th Annual WOW Fest will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, 827 North Main Street, Laconia, NH.

WOW Fest, a key fundraiser for the WOW Trail, is a fun-filled event for the whole family featuring two bicycle challenges, 5K and 10K road races, fun walk, BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.  You won’t want to miss it!

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Event day registration is available at Laconia Atheltic & Swim Club.

Bicycle Events:

  • Take the Lake Challenge (Lake Winnipesaukee, 67m, 7:00 am start, $60 pre-registration [$65 event day registration])
  • Take the Bay Challenge (Paugus Bay, 15m, 10:00 am start, $55 pre-registration [$60 event day registration])

Running Events:  Find 5K and 10K Race Results at Coolrunning.com

Walking Event:

***All events include Event Tech Shirt*, BBQ Lunch, 1 Beer Ticket (21+ only, ID req’d) & Festival***

*Register by September 1st to receive an event tech shirt.

Lunch will be provided by our great local restaurant sponsors:  Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Common Man Restaurants, Fratello’s Italian Grille & T-Bones Great American Eatery.

All proceeds benefit the WOW Trail.  Sign up now and bring the whole family for the BBQ lunch and a lot of fun. 

Click on each event for additional details

Check out our Team Challenges:

  • WOW What a Team!Awarded to the team with the most pre-registered participants.
  • WOW You Look Good!Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team!Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW Cups! (5K & 10K)Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min) Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of three 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

Festival (11:00 – 2:00):

Not participating in one of our events?….Come enjoy an afternoon of family fun and great food!

  • BBQ Lunch, Live Music, Kids Activities: $10 Teens & Adults; $5 Children 12 and under (donations and festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Questions?: Please contact Jennifer Beetle at jmlines@metrocast.net or (603) 630-4468.  

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a participant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

WOW Fest ’13 Team Challenge FAQ’s

If you have a question that isn’t answered below please don’t hesitate to contact us at jmlines@metrocast.net.

Q: Do all team members have to be registered to participate in the same activity (e.g. all be registered for the 10K or the 67 mile bicycle challenge)?

A. No! Members of teams can be any participant that is pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Q: Will I be able to join a team if I register as an individual?

A: Absolutely.  During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to join or create a team. To join a team begin to type the name of the team in the search box and then click on the team that you would like to join.

Q:  I’m not registered yet but my friends and I want to form a team.  How do we start?

A: Start by agreeing on a team name and then decide who will be your Team Captain. Have the Team Captain register on-line at www.active.com and choose “Create A Team” in the Team Information section of the registration form. Once the team is created, other team members can choose “Join a Team” in the Team Information section of the on-line registration form and choose their team name from the dropdown menu.  Another option is to have the Team Captain choose the “Team Group Registration” option and complete the registration information for each team member.

Q: I’m already registered and I now want to join a team. Is that still possible?

A: Yes, as long as you send us the request before September 5th.  If you would like to change your registration to join a team, send an email to jmlines@metrocast.net with “Team Registration Change” in the subject line. In the email tell us your name, the team you would like to join, and if you are changing from one team to another, let us know which team you would like to leave.

Q: I see that there is a Team Challenge for the most money raised in pledges.  What is the money used for?

A: All proceeds of WOW Fest, including pledges, are for the continued building and maintenance of the WOW Trail.

The WOW Trail organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Historically greater than 99.8% of every dollar contributed has been used for the design, engineering, and construction of the Trail.

Q: Who are the “Teams to Beat” in 2013?

A: The Big Winners from 2012 that will be defending their titles are:

  • WOW What a Team! – Tilton Veterinary Hospital/Velo Belknap
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team! – Patrick’s Pub & Eatery
  • WOW You Look Good! – Awakening Chiropractic
  • WOW Cup (10K)! – Awakening Chirpractic
  • WOW Cup (5K)! - Awakening Chiropractic

 

Take the Lake Bicycle Challenge – 2013

67 Mile bicycle course around beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee
(3 aid stations and bike support provided)

Register Now

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
7:00 am Start
Registration & Bag Pick-up available 6:00 am

Where:
Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Parking:
Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:
$60.00 Pre-Registration (through September 12th)
$65.00 Race Day Registration (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry fees include Event Tech Shirt* and admission to WOW Fest – Includes BBQ Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 2:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.

*Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register by September 1st

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Registration:

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register prior to September 1, 2013.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to  https://fundraising.active.com/event/WOWFest_13 to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest sweatshirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a particpant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

Team Challenges:  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team!Awarded to the team that has the most (pre-registered) participants.
  • WOW You Look Good!Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team!Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW CUPS! (5K & 10K)Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min)Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of 3 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

The 67 Mile Course

  1. Start at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
  2. North on Parade Rd. (RT.106). Follow for 7.85mi.
  3. Turn left at Meredith Traffic Circle onto Rt.3. Follow for 1.35mi.
  4. Turn right at Meredith traffic lights onto Rt. 25 Follow for 10.15m.
  5. Turn right onto Rt. 109. Follow for 17.53mi.
  6. Stay straight onto Rt.28. Follow for 10.45mi.
  7. Turn right onto Wolfeboro Rd. Follow for .30mi.
  8. Turn right onto Rt. 11 Follow for 17 mi.
  9. When Rt. 3 meets the Laconia Town Line it will turn into Union Ave.
  10. Stay straight and follow Union Ave. for 1.8mi.
  11. Yield right onto Messer St. Follow for .75mi.
  12. At the end of Messer St. turn right onto Church St.
  13. Turn right onto North Main St.
  14. Back to LASC

To view the “Take the Lake” map click here.

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Course, Registration & Event Information
Jennifer Beetle, WOW Trail Board
jmlines@metrocast.net
(603) 630-4468

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
abeetle@metrocast.net
(603) 344-0339

Take the Bay Bicycle Challenge – 2013

15 mile bicycle course around Paugus Bay
(Aid stations and bike support provided)

Register Now

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:00 Start
Registration & Bag Pick-up available 6:00 am – 9:45 am

Where:
Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Parking:
Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:

$55.00 Pre-Registration (through September 12th)
$60.00 Race Day Registration (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry fees include Event Tech Shirt* and admission to WOW Fest – Includes BBQ Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 2:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.

*Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register prior to September 1st.

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Registration:

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register by September 1, 2013.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to https://fundraising.active.com/event/WOWFest_13 to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest sweatshirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a particpant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

Team Challenges:  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the
WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team!Awarded to the team that has the most (pre-registered) participants.
  • WOW You Look Good! – Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team!Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW CUPS! (5K & 10K)Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min)Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of 3 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

The 15 Mile Course

  1. Start at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
  2. North on Parade Rd. (RT.106)
  3. Right onto Rollercoaster Rd. Follow for 1.22mi.
  4. Right onto Rt.3. Follow for 1.68mi.
  5. Yield right after Weirs Bridge (Water station at Chamber of Commerce Information Area)
  6. Stay onto Rt.3. Follow for 3.23mi.
  7. Right onto Union Ave. Follow for 1.8mi
  8. Yield right onto Messer St. Follow for .75mi.
  9. At the end of Messer St. turn right onto Church St.
  10. Turn right onto North Main St.
  11. Back to LASC

To view the “Take the Bay” map click here.

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Course, Registration & Event Information
Jennifer Beetle, WOW Trail Board
jmlines@metrocast.net
(603) 630-4468

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
abeetle@metrocast.net
(603) 344-0339

Take the Trail Fun Walk – 2013

3M Walk “Out & Back” on the WOW Trail

Register Now

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:30 am Start
Registration available 6:00 am – 10:15 am

Where:
Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Parking:
Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:
$25.00 (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry fees include Event Tech Shirt* and admission to WOW Fest – Includes BBQ Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 2:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.

*Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register prior to September 1st

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Registration:

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech Shirts for all that register by September 1, 2013.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to  https://fundraising.active.com/event/WOWFest_13to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest sweatshirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a particpant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

Team Challenges:  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team! - Awarded to the team that has the most (pre-registered) participants.
  • WOW You Look Good!Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team!Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW CUPS! (5K & 10K)Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min) Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of 3 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

The Take the Trail Fun Walk Course

Participants turn left out of the LASC parking lot heading downtown on North Main Street and turn left onto the WOW Trail entrance just before the Laconia Library.  Follow the WOW Trail, taking a left onto the Messer Street section of the Trail and then another left across from Bisson Avenue to continue down the trail to the end of Phase 1 in Lakeport Square.  Return to LASC following the same route to complete the 3M “out and back” walk.

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Course, Registration & Event Information
Jennifer Beetle, WOW Trail Board
jmlines@metrocast.net
(603) 630-4468

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
abeetle@metrocast.net
(603) 344-0339

Take Opechee 5K Road Race – 2013

Find Take Opechee 5K Race Results at Coolrunning.com.

Register Now

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
9:00 am Start
Registration & Number/Bag Pick-up available 6:00 am – 8:30 am

Where:
Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Parking:
Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:
$30.00 Pre-Registration (through September 12th)
$35.00 Race Day Registration (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Fees include Event Tech Shirt*, Post Race Refreshments and admission to WOW Fest – Includes BBQ Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 2:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.

*Event Tech Shirts for all that register prior to September 1st.

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Registration:

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech Shirts for all that register by September 1, 2013.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to  https://fundraising.active.com/event/WOWFest_13. to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest sweatshirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a particpant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

Awards:

Top Finishers

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female

Age Groups

  • Under 19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Team Challenges:
Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team! - Awarded to the team that has the most (pre-registered) participants.
  • WOW You Look Good! - Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team! – Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW CUPS! (5K & 10K) – Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min)Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of 3 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

The Take Opechee 5K Course  (USATF Certified Course # NH11018RF)

Click here for a map of the “out & back” Take Opechee 5K Course.

Runners will start on North Main Street near the Opechee Park Clubhouse heading North.  Runners take a right onto Busiel St continue left on Edgewater Avenue, continue onto Lewis Street and turn right onto North Main Street.  Runners turn right on Old North Main Street until turning right onto Roundbay Rd.  Runners will proceed around the coned turnaround on Roundbay Rd and return following the same course but continuing to the chute/finish line by turning left into the LASC parking lot.

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Race/Course
Jamie Poire, Race Director
nhtriguy@metrocast.net
(603) 520-2319

Registration & Event Information
Jennifer Beetle, WOW Trail Board
jmlines@metrocast.net
(603) 630-4468

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
abeetle@metrocast.net
(603) 344-0339

Take Opechee 10K Road Race – 2013

Find Take Opechee 5K Race Results at Coolrunning.com.

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
9:00 am Start
Registration & Number/Bag Pick-up available 6:00 am – 8:30 am

Where:
Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Parking:
Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:
$35.00 Pre-Registration (through September 12th)
$40.00 Race Day Registration (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry fees include an Event Tech Shirt*, Post Race Refreshments and admission to WOW Fest – Includes BBQ Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 2:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a BBQ lunch, live music & kids activities.

*Event Tech Shirts for all that register by September 1, 2013.

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Registration:

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech Shirts for all that register prior to September 1, 2013.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to  https://fundraising.active.com/event/WOWFest_13 to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest sweatshirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a particpant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.

Awards:
Top Finishers

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female

Age Groups

  • Under 19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Team Challenges:  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team!Awarded to the team that has the most (pre-registered) participants.
  • WOW You Look Good!Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team.
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team!Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW CUPS! (5K & 10K)Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min)Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of 3 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

The Take Opechee 10K Course (USATF Certified Course #NH10036RF)

Please click here for a map of the Take Opechee 10K Course.

Runners start on North Main Street/Rt. 106 near the Opechee Park Clubhouse heading north.  Runners take a right onto Busiel St, continue left on Edgewater Avenue, continue onto Lewis Street and turn right onto North Main Street.  Proceeding north on North Main Street, runners take a right onto Old North Main Street and proceed until turning right onto Roundbay Road.  Runners follow Roundbay Road (staying right and proceeding straight past the 5K Course coned turnaround) and turn right to continue down Old North Main Street. Runners turn right onto North Main Street/Rt. 106 and follow until turning right onto Anthony Drive. Runners follow Anthony Drive (runners stay to the left hand side) to Elm Street. Runners turn right onto Elm Street, passing the Laconia Country Club on the left (the 5K mark) and Elm Street School on the right. Runners turn right onto Jefferson Street (runners on left hand side until rejoining Elm Street) and then left on Washington Street, then right on Bell Street, then left on Franklin Street. Runners follow Franklin Street on a gentle left curve, intersecting, again, with Elm Street. Runners turn right onto Elm, cross the Lakeport Dam and be directed onto the sidewalk at the entrance to the Opechee Inn & Conference Center.  Runners turn right onto the WOW Trail, just prior to reaching the intersection with Union Ave. Runners follow the WOW Trail and turn right onto Messer Street (staying on the right hand side), across the bridge and enter the WOW trail again, turning slightly right. Runners proceed to the end of the WOW Trail and return back on North Main Street by turning right towards the finish line. Runners return straight up North Main, through the Oak Street traffic light to the finish in the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club parking lot (turn right into the parking lot under the finish arch).

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Race/Course
Jamie Poire, Race Director
nhtriguy@metrocast.net
(603) 520-2319

Registration & Event Information
Jennifer Beetle, WOW Trail Board
jmlines@metrocast.net
(603) 630-4468

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
abeetle@metrocast.net
(603) 344-0339