On August 30, 2014 Basic Ingredients Bakery and Gift Shop and NH Adventure Boot Camp for Women host the fifth annual Run Your Buns Off road race in Bristol and Bridgewater, New Hampshire by Newfound Lake. In 2013 over 300 runners and walkers participated in the 4.2 mile run and organizers hope to exceed that number this year. Registration is available online at www.lightboxreg.com or you can register in person the day of the vent. For more information or to download a brochure/registration form, visit www.basicingredientsnh.com.
Each year the race committee selects a charitable organizations as its beneficiary. This year, funds from the Run Your Buns Off race will help to support two Newfound area organizations, The Day Away Program and The Newfound Pathways. The Day Away Program, a newly formed program designed to provide a period of respite for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and related dementia patients in the Newfound area by providing a social day program. The Newfound Pathways, is a group creating a scenic and safe 17 mile pedestrian and bike route around Newfound Lake. Due to costly construction, completion of the route is slated at just one or two miles per year. The Run Your Buns Off Committee hope that with their help, The Newfound Pathways will reach their completion date much sooner.
Run Your Buns Off was originally designed to promote fitness, food and fun all in one venue. Did you know there are 420 calories in a sticky bun, and running 4.2 miles will average a 420 calorie burn? That's why all who cross the finish line will be awarded one of NH’s Best sticky buns.
The race begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. Runners and walkers will leave from Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Rt. 3A in Bristol to “run their buns off” for a 4.2 mile professionally timed run/walk. Individuals and teams of all ages are encouraged to participate. The top 3 male and female runners as well as the fastest team will be awarded personalized Newfound prizes.
Following the race there will be a party with food, music and a raffle loaded with prizes including 100 gallons of home heating oil from Dead River, a one night stay at the Inn on Mill Falls, a one day boat rental from West Shore Marine, and much more.