7:00 AM (for those taking longer than 5 hours to complete Ultra) and 9:00 AM start time for other Ultra folks and 1/2 Marathoners
While we will do our best not to enforce cut-off times, choose your start time accordingly.. The fastest Ultra last year was 4 hours, and the last few hovered around 8 hours.. Winners can come out of either category, but we prefer the superfast to start at 9AM...
The 50K run begins in Newport NH at the Historic Corbin Covered Bridge (shuttle to start), and follows beautiful Oak street on the road before heading off on the rail trail for and out and back. The 10 Miles of Rail trail follows the Sugar River, revealing secret fly fishing spots, and traversing 2 of the remaining 7 Rail Trail covered bridges left in the United States (built in 1906 and 1907). The Half Marathon ends at Newport High School where you will pick up 9 miles of fantastic trails in the Newport Town Forest, where you will be climbing The Pinnacle (1362 ft) and Coit Mountain (1590 ft). These small mountains have excellent views but are more known for their fantastic snaking descents on pristine singletrack. You will traverse the Town Forest trails twice for a total of 18 Trail miles and 13.1 rail trail miles.
Local time: 8:15 AM