About the Event
Come party with us at The Hamsterwheel! This is the fourth year for this 6/12/24/30 hour event! Starting near the Hillsborough County Fairground entrance, runners will make their way outward (1.55 mi each way) on the New Boston Rail Trail along the Piscataquog River to the turnaround point at Lang's Station. Runners will return on that trail and turn right onto the gravel service road that runs the perimeter of the fairgrounds. The countinuous loop is 3.97 miles in total and is largely flat with one minor speedbump....it's scenic and gentle on the legs....A great opportunity for someone looking to try ultrarunning for the first time or for seasoned runners to see just how many miles they can accomplish....
Loop tracking will be handled manually by the staff at the Start/Finish. To ensure an accurate total, runners should post their bibs to the FRONT of their bodies (shirt/shorts/pants) and the number should be clearly visible. Runners will be asked to announce their number to the staff as they enter the Start/Finish area at each lap.
New for 2018!!
30 Hours!!! Yes, we're adding a 30 hour event to the already wacky madness that is The Hamsterwheel! Want to tackle 100 miles on a super flat course!?! Here's your chance! Come run with is in 2018 and make that dream a reality!
TEAM ENTRY!! Now you can have a team to run the times distance of your choice, Leaders register and pay the initial registration fee and on the day of the race, each additional runner is a charge of $35/$45/$55/$65 For example, a team of 2 for 6 Hrs would be $90; A team of 4 for 24 hours would be $240 ($75 Reg Fee plus $55 for 3 additional runners).
Come join in on fun and camaraderie of The Hamsterwheel as a team!
PACERS & CREW & DOGS. Pacers will NOT be allowed for the 6 and 12 hour events. 24 hour entrants can use a pacer after dark (Starting at 5pm) if they wish. Just one pacer at a time with each runner, please. Dogs will NOT be allowed on the grounds or to participate in the run. Tents and small pop-up tents and canopies ARE allowed - Please note that Quiet hours are 11pm - 7am.
Aid Station / Food / Drop Bags
We will have one central aid station at the Start/Finish and will be supplying a variety of Water, NUUN, Tailwind, Sodas / Fruits / Energy Gels / Food, etc. For the 6/12/24/30 hour runners, we'll have some lunch/dinner options (TBD) (real food - Last year we had soups, pizza, etc) and 24/30 hr runners, you also get breakfast in the morning! If you have a specific need that you'd like to have at the run, you may provide a clearly labeled drop bag that we will keep at the Aid Station for you.
We will have portable toilets available at the Start/Finish area of the race as well as one placed midway on the course out along the service road.
The course will be marked with easily viewable signs and flags and the turn around on the New Boston Rail trail will be clearly marked.
Saturday Sunset: 5:35PM
Local time: 10:41 AM
Sunday Sunrise: 7:25AM
** Runners in the 12, 24 and 30 hour events must supply their own headlamps. We do not have extras**