About the Event
Come party with us at The Hamsterwheel! This will be our 8th idiotic year for this 6/12/24/30 hour event!!! Starting near the Hillsborough County Fairground entrance, runners will make their way outward on the New Boston Rail Trail along the Piscataquog River to the turnaround point at Lang's Station.
ALL RACES START in 15 minute intervals AT 9:00AM ON SATURDAY: Runners will return on that trail and turn right onto the gravel service road that runs the perimeter of the fairgrounds. The continuous loop is 4.0 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 again this year by Second Wind Timing at the Start/Finish via chipped Bibs. 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.
Heck yeah!! Come run 100 fun miles individually with us and you get the special Hamsterwheel belt buckle with the Zombie red eyes!!
Pull off 100 with a team and we even have a buckle for you! It's all about the buckle baby!!
TEAM ENTRY!! Now you can have a team to run the time of your choice! Team Leaders will register the team and enter the email addresses for each team member. They will then receive a link to register themselves on the team. Payment will be managed by each team member at time of registration. Come and party with us all night long with your friends!! Wear costumes, set up a fun themed aid station, make the Wheel all your own!
PACERS & CREW & DOGS. Pacers will NOT be allowed for the 6 hour event. 12, 24 and 30 hour entrants can use a pacer after dark (Starting at 5pm) if they wish. Just one pacer at a time with each runner, please. Pacers/Crew must by a food ticket either when the runner signs up for the race or tickets will be available on race day. Dogs will NOT be allowed on the grounds or to participate in the run. Tents and small pop-up tents and canopies and RV's ARE allowed - Please note that Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am. You MAY NOT camp on the grounds prior to the race and may not camp out after the completion of the 30 hr race. All runners/crews must exit the grounds on Sunday. NO EXCEPTIONS
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, and of course, our world famous Mac and Cheese and Apple Crisp!!) and 24/30 hr runners, you also get breakfast in the morning!
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: 5:34PM
Sunday Sunrise: 7:29AM
Yes - Daylight savings time ends on Sunday again this year. This does not impact the race - the 24 and 30 hour races are STILL 24 and 30 hour races.
** Runners in the 12, 24 and 30 hour events must supply their own headlamps. We do not have extras**
It is our policy to offer a full refund (minus the fees charged by Ultrasignup) to a runner if they cancel their registration through Ultrasignup no later than 30 days prior to the date of the race. An email to the Race Director does not constitute a cancellation. Within 3 days, the fee is either forfeited or the runner may request a deferment of the registration fee up to and no later than the following year.
Local time: 9:05 AM