Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Swiftwick

 

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Swiftwick, creators of the best sock you will ever wear—guaranteed, is honored to partner with this year’s She Runs This Town (NH) retreat. Each retreat participant received a coupon in their swag bag for a FREE PAIR OF SOCKS to be redeemed at Swiftwick.com (including FREE shipping within the Continental US). No purchase necessary. One coupon per participant. One use per coupon code. Offer expires 12/31/18.

Swiftwick offers 9 product lines in multiple cuff heights, with various cushion and compression levels to fit your performance needs. All of our socks — including the Vision Five American Spirit– are designed to support the contours of your foot, which means no voids, bunching, or blisters. With 40+ new Spring styles for activities such as running, cycling, cross-training, hiking, golf, and snowsports, your feet will look and feel amazing while you chase life’s adventures!

AND MEMBER COUPON CODE
35% off & Free Ship code for the SRTT NH is “35DSRTT18”.

Please note this code:
-Is a one use per person code
-Is not applicable to closeout/clearance items
-Is for SRTT members only
-Currently expires on 12/31/18, reserve the right to expire at any time if needed.

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Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Safety Skin

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in NH and the sun will be shining. And when the sun is shining, you need to put your sunscreen on. This is why we we’re excited to thank the makers of Safety Skin Products for donating one of their new sunscreen products for each of our retreat attendees to try!

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We know them for the reflective skin spread, but their sunscreen is their newest product. It’s the perfect size to throw into a gym bag and keep on you at all times. Bonus: it comes in a tube, so no messy application!

Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Joseph’s Foods

We’ve got another New England-based company to thank for supporting our retreat! Joseph’s Foods provided snack samples for all our attendees as well as coupons for our swag bags.

If you have not had the chance to try their chocolate hommus, you need to stat! It is sooo good! I’m personally a fan of using it with apples or strawberries, though I hear it’s also good with Nilla wafers or pretzels. It’s a great way to get a chocolate fix without breaking the bank calorie-wise in your day.

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Joseph’s has lots of other great hommus flavors, as well as some salads and salsas. You can see a full lineup of their products HERE. And the best part is you can find most of their products at your favorite grocery store! Happy snacking!

Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Runner’s Alley

We are lucky here in NH to have several wonderful running stores to choose from for all our gear needs. Runner’s Alley in Manchester has been amazing in helping us coordinate some exciting things for our retreat!

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First, they’ve helped up set up a trail shoe demo with Salomon shoes! Ladies will be able to take out a sample pair for a spin on the trails surrounds our retreat location.

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Next, they helped us partner with Injinji to score a pair of toe socks for each attendee. Their toe socks help prevent blisters by keeping each toe separate, reducing friction and hot spots.

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Then they secured reusable bags from Saucony for us to put all the awesome goodies for our retreat attendees in!

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Finally, they donated samples of Nuun and Tailwind for our runners to sample pre- and post- run. Remember to show Runner’s Alley some love and visit them soon! And mention that you’re part of SRTT for a 10% discount.

 

Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Cedar’s Foods

Our next retreat sponsor is Cedar’s Foods! They have donated some snacks for our retreat attendees to enjoy as well as coupons for free products to be used in our swag bags!

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They of course make hummus, but also have salads, dips, pita chips and wraps!

 

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Take a scroll through their website and they have lots of yummy looking recipes on there if you’re looking for some inspiration! https://www.cedarsfoods.com/

Retreat Sponsor Spotlight: Gutsey Bars

Now unveiling our next retreat sponsor: Gutsey Bars! They have generously donated a product for each attendee to try. They have also given us a discount code of 15% off for anyone in this group. Use code SRTTNH now through the end of July at checkout.

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This company is also female-owned and run out of the greater Boston area. Their bars include the NH bar, the ME bar, and the Boston bar. They’re filled with lots of wholesome ingredients and are great for on the go.

www.gutsey.com

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For local locations to try their different flavors, look HERE.

Mont Vernon 5k & 10k | Race Recap

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Race Location: Mont Vernon, NH

Race Date: May 19, 2018

Race Managed/Timed By: 5k Sport

Proceeds to Benefit (if any): Neighbor to Neighbor

Organization of Bib Pick Up: Easy peasy. It’s a small race, so I walked up to bib pick up about 30 minutes before the race and got my bib and my shirt. There was no line for day of registration, either.

Organization of Race: Not much online presence and no early bib pick up, but the actual race day organization was great. Everything was laid out, the announcer kept on top of things, and a fun atmosphere. Parking is a bit hit and miss since the race is part of the Spring Gala so it can get a bit crowded.

Course Description: Hilly 5k course with the 10k going back out for a second lap. You go right through the center of Mont Vernon, then out past the post office and off into the back roads. In the 10k, it was about 450 feet of elevation gain. Both the 5k and the 10k go up Grand Hill one time. On the second lap the 10k skips that (thank goodness). It’s a lot of quiet back roads and running up cul de sacs. There’s one water stop at the two mile mark. Wooded, pretty, quiet run with a spectacular view at the top of Grand Hill. You’ll be tempted to stop for a picture.

Spectators/Energy: At the finish line and through the middle of Mont Vernon, there are spectators cheering for you. The rest of the course is just you and the trees. It’s a small race and not at all crowded or loud. For the 10k second lap, there were only 15 runners and you’re out there pretty much by yourself.

Swag: Cool t-shirts with the Mont Vernon cow.

After Party: Short award ceremony and free massages

Other Thoughts/Comments: Quiet, small race. If you want the opposite of lots of loud music and crowds, this is the race. Not for someone that hates hills. I’ll probably do it again next year.

~ Catie P.