Stephen Ellis http://nhpr.org en Across Lakes And Through The Woods: Racing To Boost North Country's Economy http://nhpr.org/post/across-lakes-and-through-woods-racing-boost-north-countrys-economy <p></p><p></p><p>Just before dawn at the First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg there’s the sound of a loon and competitors are gathering for the <a href="http://www.nhrace.com/">North Country Endurance Challenge.</a></p><p>It’s an all-day race combining kayaking, running forested trails and mountain biking. And it is an effort to boost the economy of the North Country.</p><p>Racers have a choice of courses and how they wish to tackle them.</p><p>The longer “premier” course will cover about 63 miles.</p><p>A “sprint” course is about 30 miles.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 34737 at http://nhpr.org Across Lakes And Through The Woods: Racing To Boost North Country's Economy