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Below is a sample of a recent newsletter:

August 28, 2017

Dear Pine Hill Park enthusiast,

It feels like fall! How can you not like fall? Crisp mornings, blue skies, warm afternoons and best of all – no mosquitoes when riding and hiking!

Our last mountain bike race of the season is TONIGHT. See below for full information.

Trail reports – – get all the latest and greatest trail info! Look for the Pine Hill Partnership on Facebook –  Pine Hill Partnership

Check out the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department brochure for full information on our programs.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT and Terry Bicycles offered a cycling workshop and it filled up in two days! Thank you to Shelley Lutz who once again is the amazing volunteer who helped coordinate everyone to make this happen. The pictures from the bike maintenance workshop showed that everyone is having fun!


Join us for a reception at Giorgetti starting at 5:00 p.m. this Thursday August 31st to hear from Rick Rothrock who designed the large marble sundial located near the entrance to Giorgetti and learn about our large rain garden that will be collecting all the run off from the Giorgetti parking lot. Art and storm water management in one interesting night!


Droopy Downhill Mountain Bike Race

The Droopy Downhill is back for its second year.. Come join us again for this Enduro style mountain bike race. Come test your skills and conquer your best time! This race is a single run, timed-trial race. Fastest time walks away with bragging rights for the summer! Join us afterward for a summer BBQ.

All ages (kids race free thanks to RRMC) – Giorgetti Park/Pine Hill Trails

M         4:00 – 6:00P    8/28     $10

Need to drop in from the start at 4:00? Jamie will be setting up around 3:30 p.m. and can take early registrations.

Killington Valley Masters’ Mountain Bike Race

Date: Saturday September 9th

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Check-in: Starts at 8:15 a.m.

Ages: 40+                    Giorgetti Park/Pine Hill Trails

We will have a week full of events with the Killington Valley Masters’ games.  Age group winners three deep every 5-year increment male/female and three different levels of competition. Win a great Killington Valley medal! Registration for the KV Games is $15 per person and includes numerous events one of which is the mountain bike race. Some events have an additional fee. Download a registration for at Other sports include tennis, table tennis, 5K, 1 mile, bocce, bowling, swimming, bridge, pinochle, basketball, corn hole, disc golf, foot golf and golf. All events will be held September 6 – 13 at numerous locations in Rutland County. The Killington Valley games are hosted by Rutland, Killington, Brandon and Pittsford Recreation departments along with Castleton Community Center. Sponsors include: RRMC, RAVNAH, Bayada, Southern VT Council on Aging and Intrepid Athletics.

Full Moon 5K

Date: Friday September 22

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Check-in: Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $10 Pre-Race day and $15 Race day

Unleash your inner night owl and join us for our third annual Full Moon 5K! Our 5K course is returning to Pine Hill Park, marked in glow sticks and reflective tape. Grab your flashlight/headlamp, friends and join us for a night of fun. Our races are low key and fun for all levels of competitors whether you are 8 or 80! Delicious prizes from local Vermont vendors will be raffled off following the race.

14th Annual Leaf Chase 10K

Date: Saturday, October 14

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Check-in: Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Bus leaves: 9:40 a.m.

Fee: $20 Pre-Race day and $25 Race day

Our 14th Annual 10K race runs along the Carriage Trail, Redfield Trails and Pine Hill Park. Soup and chili is served at Giorgetti after the race. Fee includes a long sleeve t-shirt. This is our last trail race of the season and we hope you can join us! Register by 9/27/17 to be guaranteed a shirt.

Running Scared 5K

Date: Saturday, October 28

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Check-in: Starts at 9:15 a.m.

Fee: $5 Pre-Race day and $10 Race day

Shirts fee: $15 (not required)

The 5K Running Scared is a fun tradition for runners and walkers. Costumes are not required but highly encouraged. Long-sleeve shirts are available for an additional cost. The race starts at the BROC parking lot across from the train station in downtown Rutland.


All events at Pine Hill Park meet in Giorgetti parking lot unless noted.

Descriptions with times and fees are in update above

August 28        Droopy Downhill Mountain Bike Race

August 31        Art & Rain Garden Reception

September 9     Killington Valley Masters’ Games Mountain Bike Race

September 22   Full Moon 5K

October 14       Leaf Chase 10K

October 28       Running Scared 5K (downtown)

Happy playing in the park!