Includes race entry to a fantastic race course with unbelievable views, finishers schwag, overall awards, a post race feast and celebration!
The race will start and finish in the field next to "Stonybrook" (a home with a lot of history) located at the end of Scott Road in Tamworth, NH. The owners are kind enough to allow us to rent their field for the weekend so you can have a great event on and off the race course! PLEASE RESPECT THEIR HOME AND THE FIELD!!!
We will have porto potties for you to use and ask that you do not use their woods or field as a toilet. Please do not litter or ruin their property. The future of this event depends on everyone being respectful. If you love the area and want to rent the home the owners can be found on AirBNB! It is a beautiful place with trails right off the property!
We are sorry but we cannot provide transfers, deferrals or add people once registration is closed. There are no refunds given or deferrals given at any time so please be mindful of the rules when registering.
Race start time
The race starts at 8am and registration opens at 5am. Pre race meeting is at 7:45am
A 15ish mile course going up the Hammond trail about a mile from the summit where runners will lose all of their elevation and come to the aid station at the Liberty Trail trailhead. They will take some rolling terrain on beautiful wooded single track to the Brook trail where they will make an arduous loop over the 3478 ft summit of Mt Chocorua on trails filled with rocks, roots, boulders, steep ledges and even a handful of brooks filled with frigid mountain water to wade across. After getting off the mountain you'll then make you way down the Liberty Trail and back to the Hammond Trail.
The finish line will be in a beautiful field at the Stonybrook homestead and there will be Tin Can Food Truck, beer, soda, Cullenburg Physical Therapy and a wonderful atmosphere to spend your afternoon with other runners!
This is a difficult race. There is no time cutoff. But, everyone should ideally be finished by 5pm. So, the race staff needs to know that all entrants have the trail running experience to complete the loop safely and in a reasonable amount of time. Therefore, we ask that you please have completed a hilly and moderately technical trail race of AT LEAST 10 miles OR have sufficient experience in the mountains before signing up
Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes and a large portion of the course over the mountain is fully exposed to the elements. Be responsible!
Local time: 2:03 PM
All runners must have the ability to carry 1 liter of fluids. They must also carry a windbreaker/rain shell and a small foil emergency blanket. Proper trail running shoes are highly recommended! If race day is wet. The mountain rocks will be very slick!
WE WILL BE DISQUALIFYING ANYONE CAUGHT NOT CARRYING ANYTHING WITH THEM DURING THE RACE. THIS GEAR IS MANDATED THROUGH OUR PERMIT AND WE HAD SOME PEOPLE LAST YEAR WHO DID NOT CARRY ANYTHING WITH THEM. THIS NOT ONLY VIOLATES OUR AGREEMENT WITH THE USFS BUT IT ALSO GIVES RUNNERS AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER RUNNERS WHO DO CARRY THEIR GEAR. WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN RUN THE WHOLE RACE WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER BUT WE CAN NOT MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS ON RACE DAY, EVEN FOR ELITE RUNNERS.