May 3, 2021

Connect as a family in the great outdoors by registering for guided hikes and a 5k/10k walk and run during this festival

If you’re planning a summer getaway to the Mt. Washington Valley, NH  plan to include the White Mountains Outdoor, Health and Wellness Fest in your vacation schedule. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 17th and 18th, the festival focuses on sustainable outdoor recreation, health and wellness, and education. Presented by White Mountains Community College and the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, it’s the goal of both organizations to bring awareness to the depth of resources the Mt. Washington Valley offers, for both outdoor recreation, and educational opportunities through the college.

One of the featured aspects of the event is the “Kickin’ Asphalt” 5k walk/run and 10k run presented by Rockhopper Races LLC, and guided hikes, presented by Redline Guiding. Families and individuals interested in participating in both events, are encouraged to sign-up early to reserve their spots.

Registration for both the “Kickin’ Asphalt” 5k walk/run and 10k run and guided hikes can be done through Additional event information can be found there as well. 

The “Kickin’ Asphalt” 5k walk/run and 10k run, presented by Rockhopper Races LLC is a signature event for the fest’s kick-off, on Saturday, July 17th. Two races are offered in the form of a 5k run/walk and 10k run, which means there is opportunity for every kind of athlete and interest level to participate. The races start and finish in Schouler Park,and take runners and walkers through side roads throughout North Conway.

The following day on Sunday, June 18th, avid hikers and those looking for new ways to enjoy the White Mountain National Forest can convene with Redline Guiding for a half-day or whole-day hike. Those choosing to embark on the half-day hike can expect a distance of three to five miles, and a duration of three to four hours. The whole-day hike will take hikers a distance of six to ten miles, and last six to eight hours.

Whichever race or hike you choose, be sure to sign-up early, as spots will go quickly.

Another note-worthy aspect of the White Mountains Outdoor, Health and Wellness Fest is the Vendor Square, taking place in Schouler Park on Saturday, July 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Acting as the hub of the event, the Vendor Square will feature outdoor yoga, demos and presentations, live music, food and more. Sponsored by White Mountains Community College, the Vendor Square aims to share the college’s passion for education and resources with its community. 

The White Mountains Outdoor, Health and Wellness Fest puts a new spin on family fun and the “Kickin’ Asphalt” 5k walk/run and 10k run and guided hikes make for great activities when planning your itinerary for a vacation in the Mt. Washington Valley.

White Mountains Outdoor, Health, and Wellness Fest is presented by White Mountains Community College and Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors of this event include Memorial Hospital MaineHealthChalmers Insurance Group and Patriot Insurance Company, Profile SubaruThe Conway Daily SunMt. Washington Radio Group and White Mountains TV.

For more information on the White Mountain Outdoor, Health and Wellness Fest, including an  up to date schedule, visit To learn more about planning vacations to Mt Washington Valley, go to  Get all the resources you need to plan a vacation to New Hampshire during any season at

Photo by Rockhopper Races LLC, featuring a family enjoying a 5k race hosted by the company.