Physical Therapist & Competitive Trail Runner
Hilary shares a perspective of life in the White Mountains, that many locals hold true: there’s a certain point of pride that comes from being a runner or skier from New Hampshire. The terrain is so variable, as an athlete and outdoors-person one has to have a level of heartiness to take on its landscape.
She's not only an athlete, but also owns a Physical Therapy and Performance Coaching practice, Hilary McCloy PT. Having her own studio allows her focus on the aspects of training and performance training that she really loves. She has created a community around trail running and leads weekly runs in Jackson Village where any runner of any ability can meet and work on their skill sets.
Communities like the one Hilary has created through her "Run Strong" program, is part of a greater collection of outdoor enthusiasts who have come together to make the Mt. Washington Valley a hub for athletes. Race organizers, and running groups such as White Mountain Endurance and White Mountain Milers, are all feeding the enthusiasm for racers and runners in Mt. Washington Valley, and a real cohesiveness can be felt throughout all those that love to run, hike, and bike in Mt. Washington Valley.
Andrew, Hilary's partner, fits in perfectly with her work with his business, Ski the Whites. Acting as a retail space for gear and equipment rentals, as well as a creative hub for all of the Ski the Whites events, that draw in locals and visitors alike and celebrates the ski and biking culture of the White Mountains in a really unique way.
And take it on they do! Hilary and Andrew are always outside!
To Hilary the beauty of living in Mt. Washington Valley and being surrounded by so many opportunities to play outside is that anyone has access to it. The White Mountains are open to all. But with that comes immense responsibility to treat the mountains, and the outdoors, in a way that ensure they will be around for years to come.
Part of ensuring the White Mountains are available to all, includes supporting programs like the Eastern Slope Ski Club, an organization that provides access to skiing and snowboarding lessons to over 1,500 children in Mt. Washington Valley.
For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site, visitmwv.com, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep. To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to www.VisitNH.gov.