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A Day to Remember and Honor Chad Denning

Please join us on Saturday, September 20, to honor and remember Chad Denning with a trail race and picnic. All are invited to attend one or both of the events.

At 9:00 a.m. in Lebanon, N.H., the Lost a Lot Trail Race—which was created and organized by Chad—will proceed as planned. The seven-mile course is not easy, but it is fun. As anyone who knew Chad can tell you, he loved competition, but his primary goal was always to get as many people as possible outside just having a good time. In that tradition, all ages, abilities, and paces are encouraged to participate.

At about noon, following the race and awards, there will be a picnic at the Oak Hill recreation area in Hanover, N.H., about five miles from the finish of the race. We will have directions available at the race for anyone who needs them. We will also post additional details and directions here. At Oak Hill, there will be a family-friendly fun run (about 2.5 miles) and a community picnic. Please bring a picnic lunch for yourself and a dessert to share potluck style. Don't worry if you can't bake: peanut M&Ms (or "power pellets," as Chad always called them) are perfectly acceptable. As we picnic, we will share memories of Chad and celebrate his remarkable life. All are welcome to attend the picnic (including leashed dogs) regardless of whether they participate in the race.

We encourage you to share your favorite photos of Chad on the Team AMP Facebook page or to email them to lars@ameridane.org by Friday, September 19. We will print as many as possible and display them at the picnic. We also encourage you to write and print recollections of Chad. We will have an area available at the picnic to display those recollections.

Finally, a fund has been set up to collect donations to Chad's family. Donations will be accepted at both the race and the picnic, or you can mail donations to:

The Chad Denning Family Fund
Ledyard Bank
67 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Checks should be made payable to Becky Denning.

Chad Denning was truly an inspiration. We will never forget his kindness, his spirit, and his smile. We hope you will join us to celebrate his life. It was far too short, but it was so full of adventures of every kind.


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The Western NH Trail Running Series is a collective group of 9 different 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.

The series was started as a way to benefit local area Recreation Departments; it has since grown into a very high caliber event series. It is an inspiring opportunity to see such great collaboration among multiple communities. Part of what make the series so special is that each venue has a unique feel, and each event feels like a festival rather than a race.

Trail running is the fastest growing sport in the United States...why? Because we are a tight knit group of folks that just want to have FUN and get lost in the woods together.

Come check out what our series has to offer, and let us help keep you motivated throughout the summer!


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  Dirty 5K (non-points event) May 10, 2015 Hanover, NH
# 1 Wicked Wildcat Wander May 23, 2015 Langdon, NH
# 2 Six in the Stix June 6, 2015 Newport, NH
# 3 West Windsor 5 & Dime

June 21, 2014

Windsor, VT
# 4 Frenzy in the Forest July 18, 2015 Sunapee, NH
# 5 All Out Trail Run July 26, 2014 Claremont, NH
# 6 STOAKED Aug. 8,  2015 Hanover, NH
# 7 Farnum Five.5 Sept. 5, 2015 Lebanon, NH
# 8 Hurricane Hill Aug. 22, 2015 Hartford, VT
# 9 Lost A Lot Trail Race Sept. 19, 2015

Lebanon, NH

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Series Registration Only $112.50 ($12.50 per event!) for all nine points eventst. Junior classes (under 12 and 12-14) free! The 15-19 class is only $50 for the full season. Must register prior to the first points race. On-line only, no mail in for series reg. (Dirty 5k is not included) This race is additional for $10

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