Chocorua Mountain Race
Race Date: The 2018 race date is 6/16/18
Registration: Registration will open 2/15/18 at 9am
Cost: $55 includes race entry to a fantastic race course with unbelievable views, finishers schwag, overall awards, a post race feast and celebration!
A 15ish mile lollipop course starting and finishing on .5 miles of narrow countryside dirt road. Runners will then encounter rolling doubletrack to make their way to the Forest Service trailhead where they will make an arduous loop up and over the 3478 ft summit of Mt Chocorua on trails filled with rocks, roots, boulders, steep ledges and even a handful of rivers and brooks filled with frigid mountain water! Afterdescending off the mountain you'll then make your way back to the dirt road via awesome single and doubletrack trails. There might even be a surprise climb..or two before you complete the lollipop!
Aid Stations and summit marshal:
There will be two(2) on course aid stations at mile 4ish before you start up the mountain and mile 12ish after you get off the mountain. Aid stations will be stocked with water, sports drink(TBD) and simple sugary snacks(Candy, bananas,oranges and maybe gels) They will not provide electrolyte pills or painkillers.
Runners are expected to check in with their bib numbers at the aid stations. I understand nobody has time for that but it's the only way we can track your progress and whereabouts around the loop if something were to happen on course.
There is a .5 mile round trip out and back to the summit as you make the loop over the mountain. All runners MUST tag the summit or you will be DQ'd. There will be a race volunteer at the summit checking runners. YOU MUST check in.
This is a difficult race. There is no time cutoff. But, everyone should ideally be finished by 5pm. So, the race staff needs to know that all entrants have the trail running experience to complete the loop safely and in a reasonable amount of time. Therefore, we ask that you please have completed a hilly and moderately technical trail race of AT LEAST 10 miles OR have sufficient experience in the mountains before signing up.
Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes and a large portion of the course over the mountain is fully exposed to the elements. Be responsible!
All runners must have the ability to carry 1 liter of fluids. They must also carry a windbreaker/rain shell and a small foil emergency blanket. Proper trail running shoes are highly recommended! If race day is wet. The mountain rocks will be very slick!
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 OVERALL male and female winners. AND the OVERALL winners in the following divisions: Masters(40-49) Super Masters(50-59) Silver Streaks(60-69) Dinosaurs(70+) No double dipping!
Post race food and raffle:
There will be ample food available. Hopefully a beer sponsor and live music as well! We will also have a raffle board for you to check after you finish!
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