August 11 - 13, 2017
This Event Took Place Fri. Aug 11, 2017

About

The Ragged 75 Stage Race is a challenging 75-mile race with approximately 15,500 feet of elevation gain that includes very technical single-track, steep climbs & descents, double track, fire roads, dirt/gravel roads & pavement. We have also added a 50k on Sunday to make the race accessible to folks who can not get away for 3 days.

The race predominantly follows a 75-mile loop of hiking trails, surrounding Lake Sunapee in Western/Central, NH called the SRKG Greenway (Sunapee Ragged Kearsage Greenway).

For the 3 day stage race, Competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 22 miles in Stage 1 (summiting Mt. Ragged & Mt. Kearsarge), 25 miles in Stage 2 (summiting Mt. Sunapee) and 33 miles in Stage 3.

For the 50k, competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 33 miles and 6,300 ft of vertical

The course is great, but the stage format and support from the race organization is what makes this event special and unique. We really try hard to create a family atmosphere and be as supportive as we can to the racers. There is a detailed course briefing each night in which experiences from the day are also shared.

Overnight camping for the first night will be at the Kearsage Middle school and the cvernight camping on the second night will be at Sunapee Middle High School with access to bathrooms, showers, the gym and electricity. At the end of the first two stages, spend your free time recovering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow competitors, family, and friends. For those wanting a different type of challenge and an intimate race experience… we look forward to seeing you in August, 2018.

Race Itinerary

* Thursday Aug 9th: Event check-in is 5pm – 7:30pm ( Stage Racers only)

* Friday Aug 10th: Race Start is 7:00am

* Saturday Aug 11th: Race Start is 7:00 am

* Sunday Aug 12th: Stage Race Start is 7:00 am / 50k Start time is 7:00 am

* Time Limit Each Day: 12 hours

Stage 1

STAGE 1 (22 miles and 4,900 ft of vertical gain) - Friday, August 10, 2018:

* Race Start Location: Ragged Mountain - 620 Ragged Mountain Rd, Danbury, NH 03230*

6:00-6:30am: Competitor Check-In

* 6:30am – Deadline for Duffel Bags to be loaded onto truck for transport to overnight location. Each competitor will be allowed up to one Back pack / Duffel Bag and a small cooler. Please limit weight to less than 50 lbs.

* 7:00am - RACE START - Competitors will ascend Ragged and Kearsarge Mountains to Finish Line at Kearsage Middle School.

* 7:00pm – 1st day cutoff
Maps 9,10,11,12

Stage 2

STAGE 2 (25 miles and 4,375 ft of vertical gain) - Saturday, August 11, 2018

* 6:00-6:30am: Competitor Check-In (Note: Competitors must sleep overnight in the accommodations provided by the race)

* 6:30am –Deadline for Stage & Finish Line Drop Bags to be placed in designated location

*7:00am - RACE START -Kearsage Middle School, competitors will travel approx. 22.7 miles on the SRKG trail up and over Mt. Sunapee to overnight location at Sunapee Middle High School

* 7:00pm – 2nd day cutoff at Sunapee Middle High School (10 North Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782)
Maps 13,14,1, 2

Stage 3 and 50K

STAGE 3 (33 miles and 6,300 ft of vertical gain) - Sunday, August 12, 2018 ( this is a trail race, some watches will have less, some will have more. 
* Sunday Aug 12th: Stage Race Start is 7:00 am / 50k Start time is 7:00 am  - Sunapee Middle School:  10 N Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782
* 6:00-6:45am: Competitor Check-In
50K:  Athletes Should park at Ragged Mountain Resort.  620 Ragged Mountain Rd, Danbury, NH 03230. There will be 2 busses arriving at 5am and leaving at the latest 5:30.  The buses HAVE TO leave by 5:30  to get  to Sunappe Middle school  by 6:15.  The buses will not drive down dirt roads so they have to take the long way.   Some 50kers may choose to get a ride to the start line instead of the bus.  This is up to you. What ever you want to do to get the the start line, but if you take the bus you will have your car at the finish line. 
Once you get to Sunapee you will unload and head right over to the registration table.  
  ***You will  have 45 minutes to get to the starting line once you are at Sunapee. ***  
They gym will be open for the use of the facilities.  
There is NO day of registration. 
 Stage Racers & 50k Runners will load any bags they need  to go the finish line into the Uhaul. We will bring this gear back to Ragged Mountain for you. 
* 6:45am – Deadline for Duffel Bags/ coolers to be loaded onto truck for transport to Race Finish

* 7:00am - Stage Race and 50k RACE START - From the Sunapee Middle/High School, race approx. 33 miles along the SRKG trail to the Northern Rail Trail to designated Finish line at Ragged Mountain. We have altered the Finish so that you finish at the Ragged Mountain Resort.  The views you will have along the last mile are amazing. 
Maps: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and part of 9.

You will have 4 full Aid Stations and 1 Water only aid station during the 50k. 
Aid Station 1: Deer Hill rd - 5.5 miles 
Aid Station 2: 114/ Little Sunapee rd- 11 miles  
Aid station 3: Pleasant Lake  19 Miles - There will be a doctor here. 
Aid station 4: Pinnacle rd & North wilmot rd 26.2
Water Station. Trail head for Ragged Trail. - 30 miles- Water only 
As you go through the Aid Stations you need to be checked in. 
When you finish we will have access to the Ragged Mtn Resort so you may use the locker rooms.
Ragged Mtn will also have a BBQ going for you guys.
* 7:00pm -Cut off time is strictly enforced at 12 hours. 

 USA Track & Field New England (USATF-NE) has Selected the 50K of the Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50k as the USATF-New England Mountain Ultra Champtionships for 2018!!!!

GEAR -

Mandatory & Recommended Gear

Given the rigors and format of this event, EACH COMPETITOR will be required to carry a small amount of gear at all times. This is subject to change depending on race conditions.

MANDATORY GEAR

* Cell phone (one can generally find cell phone coverage on this course – text message is the most reliable) - this is to be used only for the purposes of contacting race staff in the event of an emergency

* Hydration Pack sufficient to carry all mandatory gear

* Hydration Reservoir or Bottle capacity to carry a minimum of 70 oz of fluids

* Waterproof Jacket - a fully waterproof, fully seam sealed (seams must be covered in waterproofing tape). Windbreaker or water resistant jackets are NOT acceptable

* Course Maps/Descriptions – PROVIDED BY RACE (section trail maps no longer required)

* Compass - as a safety precaution should you lose the trail. Watch or Phone Compasses meet the requirement

* Medical Kit / Blister Kit: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit

RECOMMENDED GEAR

* Sunglasses

* Sunscreen

* Lip Sunscreen

* Insect Repellant

* Sleeping Bag

* Sleeping Pad

* Tent – unless choosing to sleep on Gym Floor

* Camp Towel

* Camp Chair

* Headlamp – for nighttime use

* Short Sleeve Technical Shirts (2-3)

* Shorts (1-2 pair)

* Trail Running Shoes – preferably with good treads for technical terrain

* Flip-Flops for around camp

* Socks (3-4 pair) – fresh pair recommended for each stage

* Compression Socks

* Running Cap - to protect against the sun

* GPS Watch

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* Food - race fuel, breakfast, snacks, dinner (Breakfast/Dinner package can be purchased separately). There will be food provided at the end of Stage 3

What's Included?

What is Included in the Registration Fee?

* Camping at Sunapee Middle High School the night BEFORE the Race (NOT required) - if sleeping there Thursday night, racers are still responsible for their own transportation to the start line * Overnight Accommodations at Kearsarge and Sunapee Middle High School during the race (bring own tent or sleep on gym floor) Race Organizers make sure your gear gets to where it needs to be.

* Course Maps

* Camp Kitchen with double burner Coleman stoves (ready to go), pots and pans, large utensils, water, prep tables and a dishwashing station. You will need to provide your food, dishes and personal utensils. One microwaves & one toaster oven will also be available for your use

* Race Jacket

* Fully Stocked Aid Stations - 1 in Stage 1, 1 in Stage 2, 4 full aid station at mile 5.5, 11,19, 26.2 and a water only stop at 30 for Stage 3

* Camp Showers

* Post Race Celebration with Food & BEER

* Pint Glass

In the past this race has had the option for an Additional food plan. Most runners stick to what their bodies know but during a stage race sometimes a bonus meal after a hard day of work is a nice treat. This plan is for 4 meals. 2 Breakfast and 2 Lunch/Dinner

Rules & Regulations

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that despite the intent, plans change, injuries happen, etc. However, we also plan and incur costs based on registrations so late cancellations in particular are very challenging if refunds were granted. Please recognize this and do not ask for special consideration. If notice of cancellation is received 45 days or more before the event, Racers will receive a refund of the total fees paid less US$75. NO REFUNDS will be granted for cancellations received less than 45 days before the event. BUT we will offer a credit of $75 to a future event (if one occurs). Service Fees assessed directly by Ultrasignup are NOT refundable.

MAXIMUM # of RACERS

To protect the intimate, family atmosphere of the Stage Race event, we are cutting the registration cap to only 100 racers (with an allowance of up to an additional 5 spots for Race Veterans).

There is no Max number of racers for the 50k.

AID STATIONS

This is a limited support event. Competitors must carry enough food and electrolytes to be self-sufficient for each stage. We will have a midway Aid Station each day to symbolize the half-way point of the stage and to provide, water, food and first aid. Stage 3 has 4 aid stations and one water station. .

SUPPORT

Each competitor will be allowed one 90-Liter duffel bag that we will transport from the Start of the race to the next nights camp. The duffel bag should include additional food, electrolytes, clothes, sleeping bag and other items you will need during the course of the even, A small cooler is also allowed.t

We encourage family & friends to gather at the end of each stage to cheer you on and hang-out during the day. We will identify a few other locations that family & friends can cheer you on during the stage. Please note: there is NO OUTSIDE support allowed during each stage.

Post Race Party

The Finish line and after Party will be at the Ragged Mountain Resort. We encourage any and all of your family and friends to attend.
There will be an All American Cookout - Buffet Style
BBQ chicken breasts & thighs, Hotdogs, Burgers & fixings, veggie burgers, Pulled pork
Corn on the cobb, Garden salad assorted dressings, Pesto pasta salad, Potato & bean salad
Coleslaw tarragon maple vinaigrette
Water Station near bar area
There will also be a Cash Bar in Stone Hearth Lodge
This is all included with the registration fee. IF spectators and family would like to join it will be $20 per person.

Optional

Optional Food Plan for Stage Racers
In the past this race has had the option for an Additional food plan. Most runners stick to what their bodies know but during a stage race sometimes a bonus meal after a hard day of work is a nice treat. This plan is for 4 meals. 2 Breakfast and 2 Lunch/Dinner
Optional Food Plan provided by Kaisha Katering. Local time: 6:13 AM
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