Canterbury Shaker Village to Host Delta Dental XC Series, October 15 & 22

On Saturday, October 15 and October 22 at 10:00 a.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host 5K cross-country races as part of the Delta Dental XC Series. Taking participants on trails, through fields and pastures, and around ponds, the races are held entirely on the grounds of the Village. “With fall in the air, you won’t find a prettier natural setting than Canterbury Shaker Village,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village.

XC Races at the Village

Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings.

Aside from providing participants with access to nature, races in the series are philanthropic, as 66% of proceeds will benefit the Village with the remainder allocated to Boys and Girls Club in Suncook. Age graded awards and top 5 overall male and female will be given out at each race. To register for the races on October 15 & 22, visit shakers.org/csvrace

“We thank Delta Dental so much for sponsoring this race series,” added Nolan.

In addition to guided tours, the Village interprets Shaker life through exhibits, buildings, gardens, and programs. Canterbury Shaker Village is located at 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, New Hampshire, just south of Laconia and north of Concord. Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information, visit nhmuseumtrail.org