Mohawk Mountain Race
Are you ready to test your climbing legs?! In cooperation with Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, the Mohawk Mountain Race sponsored by Steep Endurance is back for 2020! Normally a ski mountain in the winter, the mountain will be transformed into a super fun course! With its challenging ascents/descents up and down the ski mountain it is sure to be an race to remember with sweeping viewpoints of the popping Fall foliage at every turn. This year the event will be entirely on the ski mountain. Both the 10K and 5K distances.
return along with a NEW VERT Challenge, an 8 hour continuous loop up and down two of the steepest trails on the mountain!
**Please see registration link above to signup. THERE WILL NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION per CT State Guidelines.
A portion of your entry fee and/or proceeds from the race series will go to a local non-profit charity.
Refund Policy: There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date--including course preparation, race supplies, permits, and administration.
Hikers/walkers are more than welcome to do the 5K race.
The Mohawk Mountain Race will go up the left side of the mountain to the steep “Wildwood Trail” to the top of the mountain, then traversing over to and down the Timber Trail. Upon reaching the bottom of the mountain, runners work their way over to the right side of the mountain towards the Pine, Laurel and Deer Run Trails, then it’s a short trip down Victor’s Way, then back up the Pine Trail, a quick right onto Ledges up to the top of the mountain. After hitting the summit a second time, it’s down the Mohawk Trail to the finish. That's just one loop though for the 5K runners! 10K runners will do two loops to complete the course.
Runners in the VERT Challenge will run a 1.1 mile loop up and down the mountain.
5K: over 1300'+
10K: over 2600'+
VERT Challenge 575' each loop.
All runners will receive a Mohawk Mountain Race medal upon finishing the event. We will also have some additional swag for top finishers in each age group.
Runners in the VERTual Challenge will receive a customized limited edition medal with the top 3 men and women and top relay teams receiving additional awards.
Post Race Celebration
You’ve just finished a super challenging one of a kind course! Enjoy your accomplishment, sit back, relax, and don’t forget to cheer on all the runners coming in behind you provided that you social distance in a smart manner! We will have some pre-packaged food for everyone at the finish plus canned beverages. **Alcoholic beverages are not provided, but you are welcome to BYOB.
For more info and detailed course maps, please go to www.steependurance.com/mohawk-mountain-race.html
Local time: 3:15 AM