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All Out Trail Run At Moody Park to Showcase New Trails

The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce The All Out Trail Run at Moody Park on Saturday, August 22. The All Out Trail Run is part of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series and is 1 of 11 races in the series. The Western NH Trail Running Series is a collective group of trail events that range in distance from 5K to 12.5K. All of the races offer a taste of the amazing natural beauty that exists here in the Upper Valley Region of NH/VT. These races are designed to be fun for everyone, from the beginner trail runner that just wants to veer off the pavement and try something new all the way to the seasoned trail racer.

“We are excited about this years race,” explained Claremont’s Parks and Recreation Director, Mark Brislin. “We have done a lot of trail improvements at Moody Park this summer. I think runners will be amazed by the improvements from last year’s race to this year's race," explained Brislin. This event offers multiple terrains, varying trail surfaces and plenty of challenge for racers of all skill levels. From narrow winding trails to steep uphill climbs, this course will offer it all.

The All Out Trail Run will begin at 9:00 AM with a Kids race starting at 8:30 AM. All runners are welcomed and you do not have to have participated in another race from the series to take part in this great race. For more information or to register, please visit www.claremontparks.com.

Time To Sign Up For The Reach The Peak Challenge

It’s almost time to get down and dirty! That is, the 2015 Reach The Peak event, combining mud pools, climbing and other physical challenges, is set to take place on August 29th at the Arrowhead Recreation Area off South Street. The Community Alliance is teaming with the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department and Arrowhead to again sponsor this vigorous test of endurance and stamina. Reach the Peak proceeds will be divided between programming at the Community Alliance of Human Services and help to fund programs at Claremont Parks and Rec.

The event is open to adults and children who are 11 years or older on the day of the event. There will be a free one-mile kids’ course (for ages 10 and younger). The event is limited to 500 participants, and those interested in competing can register online at www.reachthepeaknh.net. Pre-registering qualifies you for the early bird discount. Registration will be available the day of the event, starting at 8:00 a.m.
Cost to participate: Individuals, $45 early bird ($50 on race day); team or family of four, $120. Family of four (4) must include one or both parents and two or three children age 13 and older (maximum of four members).

For more information and updates, visit www.reachthepeaknh.net.

Moody Park Trails Update:

Click here for a tour of the new trails at Moody Park!

Claremont Adult Softball:

Check us out at www.leaguelineup.com/claremontadultsoftball

Program Brochure:

Summer 2015

Parks & Recreation Mission Statement:

"The City of Claremont Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Claremont and the surrounding region."

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage a range of human services to help enrich the lives in our community.
  • Administer, manage and implement programs to maintain and beautify our park lands and recreational facilities.
  • Administer, manage and implement leisure service programs, published in the Program Brochure Guide as well as online, representing a variety of interests, ages, cultures and abilities.
  • Coordinate community special events, youth/family/adult/senior programing (mainly
    through the Claremont Community Center), community garden, parks and public lands, & volunteer services.

Contact Info:

Address: 152 South Street, Claremont, N.H. 03743

Phone: (603) 542-7019

Email: parksandrecinfo@claremontnh.com

Community Center Hours: Mon - Thurs: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri: 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Sat:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, & Sun: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Parks & Rec. Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM