Loon Mountain Race
Over the years the Loon Mountain Race has developed quite a following. The reputation as one of the country’s toughest mountain races is due in large part to the kilometer ascent of North Peak via the black diamond trail known as Upper Walking Boss. ‘The Boss’, as it’s affectionately known, is roughly a kilometer of grassy slope with angles that exceed a dizzying 40% grade!
UPPER WALKING BOSS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xzAHROP974
Please sign the loon mountain resort waiver:https://www.loonmtn.com/waivers
You must sign this to race. If you do not, you will be turned away.
The Upper Walking Boss Challenge is presented by Northeast Delta Dental. https://www.nedelta.com/Home
$1500 in Prize Money will be distributed to Top 3 Men and Women on UWB
We’ll have a timing mat at the bottom of UWB and at the top at the finish line.
Three fastest times for both genders will win these premes:
Race location: 60 Loon Mountain road, Lincoln NH
Check-in time will start at 6am. Day of bib Pick up is at Gov Adams Lodge
Women Start time is 7:30
Men Start time is 8am.
Early Bib Pickup
There will be early bib pickup from 3pm -6pm on Saturday July 9th at the Governor Adams Lodge at Loon Mountain Resort. Governor Adams Lodge will be open for Food and Drinks if you would like to hang out.
Spectators are allowed and the Gondola will start running at 7:30am. Tickets for the Gondola can be purchased at the Octagon Ticket Lodge Window.
Down the Mountain
How do we get down the mountain?
Just like in previous years the Gondola is an option. If you have done this race before, you know that the gondola line is long....and riding in a gondola with 3 other sweaty runners isn't a blast. So this year we will be marking the Service Road. If you would like a 1.5 mile run down a dirt road after the race this is now another option. Please stay off the Downhill mtn bike trails and yield to Mountain bikes
The Lot opens at 6am. There will be Loon Mountain Resort employees directing participants on where to park.
Trekking Poles are not permitted at a USATF Event
Local time: 3:19 AM
Thanks to our good friends at Sam Adams our Awards ceremony will be accompanied by a Summerfest at the Governor Adams Lodge.