Grant Killian

North Country
2:00 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Across Lakes And Through The Woods: Racing To Boost North Country's Economy

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Just before dawn at the First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg there’s the sound of a loon and competitors are gathering for the North Country Endurance Challenge.

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.

Racers have a choice of courses and how they wish to tackle them.

The longer “premier” course will cover about 63 miles.

A “sprint” course is about 30 miles.

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