Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Prouty - Lake Sunapee Rowing Club Participation - July 9, 2016

Steve and Dave participated in the Prouty rowing event as members of the Lake Sunapee Rowing Club (LSRC), sponsored by Casella Recycling. Under the excellent tutelage of LSRC coaches, they trained us for a month every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and 6 AM Sunday mornings.

The Rowing event is on the Connecticut River starting and ending at the Dartmouth College boathouse.  The rowers go upstream (north) on the the beautiful Connecticut River in 5, 10, 15 or 20-mile increments (up and back format).  Rowers also have the option of turning around at any time.  Steve and Dave started their loop back just shy of the 7 mile marker, returning to the Dartmouth boathouse.

Steve and Dave's total time on the river was under four hours. They estimated their total row to be 13+ miles. None of the Prouty events are time or considered races.  The winner of the events is the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

The Connecticut River is the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. 


The brief descriptions below from the Prouty web site say it best:

"The Prouty is an event of The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an organization wholly devoted to raising funds to support innovative cancer research and important patient services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. 

On July  8-9, 2016 in Hanover, New Hampshire, more than 5,000 participants and some 1,300 volunteers teamed up to raise more than $3.1 million for cancer care and research in the Prouty, Northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser.  Money raised at The Prouty goes to support cutting edge research and patient services that help ease a patient's cancer journey.

People from all over the country come together every July to raise funds by rowing on the Connecticut River,  walking or cycling through neighborhoods and roads in New Hampshire and Vermont, or hitting the links at the Hanover Country Club.


Other Rowing Blog Posts by OutdoorSteve

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Radio interview July 7, 2016 at 4 pm - 107.7 FM WTPL. Hear live stream at http://www.wtplfm.com

Hear Outdoor Steve’s live radio interview Thursday July 7, 2016 at 4 pm at 107.7 FM WTPL THE PULSE in Bow, New Hampshire.
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