Eastman Cross County Center will host the inaugural Loppet for David’s House Saturday, Feb. 11. What is a loppet? “Lopp” is the Swedish word for “race,” in this case a ski race. For some it means an intense competition; for others, a relaxing way to spend a day outside, taking in the beauty of nature.
The Eastman Loppet for David's House will be a day-long, fun-filled event for the entire family, featuring groomed loops of various distances for classic or skate skiers, and a separate snowshoe course. Upon completion, there will be a party for everyone with food, drink, awards and music.
Participants choose to start anytime between 9 a.m. and noon, depending on the length of the trail or trails they choose. Although this is an untimed event, participants must be done by 4 p.m.
All finishers will receive their own official Loppet cowbell and a homemade “Trollhouse” cookie in addition to a great day on the trails, food, drink and music. The first 100 people to turn in a minimum of $250 in pledges for David's House will get a fabulous Skida fleece-lined, nordic hat.
All participants are asked to raise a minimum amount to participate: adults 18 and older, $75; kids 5-17, $25; families, $125; and kids younger than 5 are free with a participating adult. Each participant will be sent
a donation page for fundraising with their confirmation email.
For more information, including links to the tr
ail descriptions, estimated completion times, a list of FAQs, and a link to on-line registration, visit http://www.davids-house.org/loppet.
Eastman is a four-season, residential and recreational community. Eastman Golf Links, Eastman Cross Country Center and Bistro Nouveau at Eastman are all open to the public. For more information, visit our website or call 603-863-4240.
David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with
children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.