Seven September Fitness Events

Be happy and healthy with recreational events for all

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Commune with your fellow women, Mother Nature included, at REI's Outessa retreat in Waterville Valley

Not too hot, not too cold — when it comes to recreational events, September is just right. There’s something for all tastes this month, and if these don’t suit your fancy, worry not: There are even more in our calendar.

For the Ladies

REI Outessa, September 22-24, Waterville Valley

Explore the beauty of the White Mountains by bike, kayak, climbing rope or sun salutation with REI Outessa, a women-only outdoor retreat. Chef-prepared meals and happy hours are included in this largely self-styled weekend, featuring more than 200 activities to suit all preferences and skill levels. There’s plenty of sporty fun to be had, but the point is relaxing, so grab a hammock and start communing with your fellow females — Mother Nature included.

For the Wacky

Southern New Hampshire BubbleBall Tournament, September 16, Hudson

If you’ve never seen a BubbleBall game in action, we’d suggest looking up videos online — for educational purposes and for a good laugh. In this fundraising tourney for Family Promise of Greater Nashua, corral a team and suit up in person-sized inflatable orbs for the bounciest game of soccer you’ll ever play.

For the Cyclist

Seacoast Century Bicycle Weekend, September 23-24, Hampton Beach

At this beloved biking tradition, pick routes from 25-milers to the full 100-mile century that traverse such NH and Maine seacoast sights as the Nubble
Lighthouse and historic downtown Portsmouth.

For the Kids

Fun Run at Story Land, September 4, Glen

Your little ones can meet their favorite characters and break a no-pressure sweat at this race around the North Country’s favorite theme park. Don’t forget to bring some books along — a book swap kicks off the morning.

For the Extreme

Metallak Adventure Race, September 15-16, Colebrook

Formerly known as the North Country Endurance Race, this eight-hour sufferfest calls on participants to navigate, trail-run, bike and paddle through challenging but stunning Coös County terrain. Only the super-fit need apply, but there are some concessions: The mere mortals among us can opt for the four-hour route or participation as a relay team.

For the Holistic

Health and Wellness Fair, September 22, Concord

Once you’ve practiced some hands-on health improvement, slow the pace for a day of learning about what makes you tick. At this Health Club of
Concord fair, peruse 70,000 square feet worth of vendors, demonstrations and holistic doctors ready to answer your most burning questions.

For the Yogi

Yoga with a View, through September 30, Newbury

All summer, Mount Sunapee Resort has held what might be the state’s most scenic yoga classes at the top of their namesake mountain. Hit the peak by lift or on foot and get ready to ooh, ahh and ohm.

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