About the race
We are excited to once again share the absolute beauty of Bear Brook State park and all the trails it has to offer. From beautiful single track, to steep uphills to a quick jaunt through the Campground and of course, the magnificent blueberry fields, Bear Brook has so so much to offer no matter which of the races you choose.
We will once again offer three outstanding races - a 10k following "Mindy's Loop" - A shorter variation of the Half Marathon route and of course, the Half Marathon and Marathon routes with the marathon, as always, being "slightly" longer than a marathon with the exact distance being a secret.
All races will have well stocked aid stations with a variety of different food items, water and Tailwind (powder for you to mix with water).
Please note that this is a NO CUP race - we do not supply cups at the aid stations. None. You will need to supply your own water bottles/soft flasks, etc to re-fill along the course. We will not have anything for you to put water in at the aid stations. This is to keep all littering in the park to an absolute minimum and ensure that we can continue to work with the State in obtaining this permit.
Please note we do not allow pets to run during the race with runners and crews/pacers are not allowed.
How to get there
157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH
Look for the snowmobile lot, we will have race day signs at entrance. If you come in from route 28 it will be on the right (if you see the toll booth you went too far) , if you come in from the other side of the park it will be on your left (past the toll booth). You are looking for a dirt driveway going into a large dirt lot.
There is no cutoff for the half marathon but there will be a 9 hour cutoff for the marathon. Marathon runners must make it to the Hayes Field Inbound Aid Station no later than 2 pm.
Runners not able to complete the race due to physical or mental circumstances must check-in solo or aided to the nearest aid station, notify aid station volunteers, and turn in their bib number to aid station personnel. This policy is to ensure that all runners are accounted for during the race and is for the safety of all participants. Runners failing to notify race organizers or volunteers of a dropped status or who fail to turn in their bib numbers will be banned from future races.
Where to stay
You can camp in the park, please book early to ensure a campsite. There are places to stay in Concord, NH which is about 20 minutes away from the race. Concord and Manchester are the closest major towns near the race start.
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 60 days prior to the date of the race. An email to the Race Director does not constitute a cancellation. Within 60 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: 2:55 AM