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2014 Fall Running Races in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

September 14, 2014

Fall is my favorite season and it has finally arrived in the Northeast Kingdom–so it feels like it anyway, even if it’s technically summer for a few more days! With the beautiful weeks of Fall come cooler weather racing.


Here’s a look at some of the events coming up in and around Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom:

Circumburke Mountain Run. October 25, 2014. +/-18 Mile circuit beginning and ending at the Belmont Stock Farm on Kirby Rd in East Burke. 2000+ feet of climbing and descending! Circumburke info.

The Kingdom Challenge Half-Marathon and 5K. October 25, 2014.  Certified 1/2 Marathon point-to-point with typical Vermont terrain and views.  Kingdom Challenge info.

Kingdom Marathon.  October 5, 2014.  26.2, 17, and 13 mile runs on dirt roads through “the gut” of Orleans County in the heart of the Kingdom. Kingdom Marathon info.

Halloween Hustle.  October 25, 2014. 10 K, 5 K, and 1 mile costume run in downtown Newport on the bike path.  $25 for adults in costume, $10 for youth in costume. Halloween Hustle info.
Newport’s Santa Run.  December 6, 2014.  A 5K and 1 mile run as part of the Newport Santa Festival.  A benefit for Toys for Kids,  Adults $35 plus a toy.  Kids $15 plus a toy.   We provide the Santa Costume.  Santa Run info here.


Kid-Friendly Juicer Recipe: Pineapple Foamy

January 16, 2013

A juicer is my best kept mom-best friend secret.  Sure, juicing is amazing for your body, energy, and glow, but it’s also fantastic for entertaining distracting and satisfying picky eaters.  My children love fresh juice, and gobble it up even with awareness of what fruits and vegetables went into it.

I think maybe they get so distracted watching and listening to the juicer–the coolness factor of making it, the whirring sounds the juicer makes as it spits out juice and pulp in two different directions–everyone wants to watch the process, that they forget that the juice is nutritious.  Even my child who refuses to eat fruit, can’t resist a “Pineapple Foamy.”  Even my child who refuses to eat any vegetable except an occasional piece of broccoli, happy chugs kale and spinach when it’s mixed with fruit.

Though this recipe is all about the fruit, it’s still a yummy and healthy pick for kids.  According to my kids, the foam is the best part.


“Pineapple Foamy”

  • 1 green apple (high speed juicer setting)
  • 1/4 – 1/3 pineapple, chopped into chunks (my kids love pineapple, we lean toward more pineapple)
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled
  • 1 piece of ginger (about 1 inch)

Run through your juicer, stir up if needed to ensure even distribution of fruit juices, serve over ice if desired.