Delta Dental Double Up Challenge
(Only One Hill x 2)
If you are registered for the Northeast Delta Dental Mt Washington Road Race then make sure you sign up for Race the Cog the week after as well. Anyone that runs both races is eligible for a cash prize.
Top 3 men and women with the lowest combined race times will win. (1000 for first place, 750 for 2nd place, and 500 for third.)
In addition anyone else that runs both races will receive something small but cool.
Sponsored by Delta Dental.
Do you have what it takes to beat the cog? Well…you are going to have a chance to find out! There is a lot of planning over the next few months but it’s going to be incredible! We are planning to give a substantial donation to the maintainers of the Appalachian trail in the presidential range! Plus…the side of the tracks will be cleaned up this summer!!!
A second donation will be given to the mount Washington Observatory!!
Overall male and female winners in the elite category will get their own devils shingle…You can ride it down...just kidding! There will be an elite division which races the biodiesel, a steamer division and a biodiesel division with the train speed slowed down! There will be spectator trains with special swag for them to help cheer on the runners! The race will be held on private property and we will ensure the alpine zone is not affected!
We will have 3 categories offered. Elite pace for those who want to try to beat the train, Intermediate for those looking to push a bit more and chill for those who are looking to take in the day. The course stays on the Cog Railway property along the tracks the entire time.
For prize categories we will have prizes for the top three male/female in each category.
Spectator train rides will be sold through the Cog Railway. https://www.thecog.com
We will also need a zillion volunteers to make this event possible
Refunds and deferrals
We are sorry but there are no refunds or deferrals.
What does your entry include?
Your entry includes nice swag, free food, your gear brought up to the summit, water and aid along the course, screaming spectators ready to heckle you all the way to the summit, chip timing, a jumbotron, a ride down on the train if you choose not to run down, free race photos from the course, incredible views, a course that will test your mental and physical strength and amazing memories with other crazy runners like yourself! Of course a crazy race director who will probably be wearing some stupid costume and giving a ridiculous course briefing!
The race course is about 3.1 miles long and follows the tracks the entire way. The lower half is not technical but as you approach the summit you will be doing a lot of rock hopping! The course climbs over 1000 feet per mile! The course tends right to business and takes you up Mount Washington the fastest way possible! Weather is unpredictable so even in June you can have snow! Be prepared for anything!
Here is the link to book a ride on the spectator train
Local time: 11:52 AM