We had such a wonderful time hosting the Spartan Death Race Camp with Peak Races this past weekend!
With the exception of a few early comers, 30 campers began arriving Friday late morning. After a very quick settling in, they were set right to tasking outside the Inn. Lucky for them it was a BEAUTIFUL day. They chopped and stacked wood, built a wonderful new, natural stone fire pit for the Inn and took a dip in the creek for their racer bibs. (Trailside would like to humbly thank each of these men and women for the hard work that they did to help us out!) After several hours of these tasks, the Death Race campers moved on to other great things that were awaiting them down the road in Pittsfield, VT. The weather held for the day but began to get cold and rainy overnight. Good training for Death Race! The majority of the campers’ time was spent doing physical labor (chopping wood, lifting heavy stones, carrying packs with gear, moving huge beams, etc), but the campers were also treated to an education in Orienteering from Steve Lulek of Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center. Steve gave them invaluable tools for the Death Race as well as incredibly useful information for life. They also had the opportunity to do 2 hours of primal fitness (an intense training activity using rocks and logs to build overall strength and core stability), led by Abdul Mujib of North Country Kettlebells. Saturday evening the event concluded with a wonderful meal put on by the Pittsfield Original General Store, served here at Trailside. Sunday morning a session of restorative yoga was held.
Special thanks to Mark Jones, Joshua Eckler, Andy Weinberg, Peter Borden, Sefra Levin, Kevin Lasko, Katie Haines-Stiles, Ehrlin Sweeney and Marion Abrams!
What a great experience for all the Spartan Death Race Camp participants and everyone else involved! We cannot wait for the next one!
INNz + OUTz
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