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Join us for the 19th running of the Twin Mountain Trudge!
11 mile single loop ‘classic’ race:
Hilly, cold, and windy, but stunningly beautiful loop that circles the Twin Mountain massif while winding through massive rock outcroppings and valleys. Racers will encounter long stretches of thigh deep snow, some ice, and 2000 feet of climbing. One unmanned, basic aid station will be found midway around the loop. Very challenging. Winners will complete the loop in around two hours (if they're lucky), others can expect to take three to five hours (or more).
22 mile double loop ‘marathon’ race:
Two of the 11-mile loops run in the same direction (in case you missed something the first time). In addition to having the unmanned aid station twice, there will be a fully-stocked aid station at the 11 mile point with warm food. This course is just as challenging as a 50k race — harder in high snow years.
No snowshoes, skis or other special floatation devices allowed.
Ski poles are allowed.
Traction devices are allowed, e.g., MicroSpikes, YakTrax, etc.
Required gear, as listed below, will be checked at registration and at the finish line. These are minimums. I’d suggest carrying more.
• 40 oz of fluids
• 400 calories of food
• Wind coat
• Long pants
• Warm hat
• Gloves or mitts
• Emergency whistle
• Mylar emergency “space” blanket
• 22 milers must have a headlamp or flashlight with them on the second loop.
Cutoff: 22 mile racers must finish the first loop in 3:30 to be allowed to continue.
BE PREPARED. There is no way off of the loop until the finish. If injured, it may take hours to recover your body, er, I mean rescue you.
As difficult as it may seem when you are out there, just enjoy…