****THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION****
No rain date. Race management reserves the right to modify or shorten the race course in the case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, and to accept or reject any entry. No transfers or substitutions. The minimum age to compete is 18.
Race Confirmation: Please carefully indicate your e-mail address on the application. A confirmation email with important race information will be sent to all registered athletes.
Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS or DEFERMENTS
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A RACE ENTRANT BE ALLOWED TO TRANSFER, SELL OR SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER ATHLETE AT ANY TIME – THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.
The event organizer has the right to shorten or even cancel the event if, in his judgment, environmental conditions including weather become dangerous; in this situation no refunds will be given.
The top three male athletes and the top three female athletes will receive an award. Male and female age group winners will also be given awards. They begin with 29 and under and work upwards in ten year increments 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. There will be a finisher award given to all the athletes who make it to the summit under the 12 hour allotted time.
We have lots of shag (wetsuits, surfboard etc.) we will be giving away via raffle. There will be a Sherpas raffle also for some very cool prizes.
There will be a pre- race meeting at the Vaughn Woods on Friday June 23th at 5:30 PM for a 30-60 minute pre race talk / Q&A. The athlete and his or her sherpa must attend as they will be picking up their race packet PRIOR (see definition number one at the link to avoid confusion) to the meeting and getting debriefed on the what to expect the following day. There will be no race day packet pick ups. The start of the race is too early in the morning to be fixing problems and answering questions. This is what the meeting will be for.
Vaughn Woods State Park, 28 Old Fields Road, South Berwick, Maine 03908. This is 30 minutes from Portsmouth NH, a 90 minute drive from Boston and a 80 minute drive from Portland, ME and for all you Canadians its about 5 hours from Quebec City and 5 hours from Montreal.
An athlete cannot do this race alone without personal support. They will need one person with a car that is able to transport their bike. This person (referred to as your Sherpa) will be required to go to the pre race meeting with you and ideally should be in good physical health with a solid idea of what adventure racing is all about. With the Race Directors permission a Sherpa may be able to support two athletes. This needs to be approved in advance of the race day. Sherpas will be required to do the following:
1. Clean and pack up their athletes gear (wetsuits/goggles etc) at transition area one then set up their transition gear (backpack, shoes) at the Wildcat Ski area . Under no circumstances should they follow behind the athlete in their car as the athlete races up to Wildcat. The athlete will be instantly disqualified if there is handing off of any material on the race course (food or liquids) directly from a car window. The sherpa may stop off on the top of hills to cheer the athlete on but their car should be well off the road. If a race official sees the sherpas car as a potential road hazard, their athlete will be disqualified instantly. No second chances.
2. Once the athlete starts their run up the mountain, their sherpa will drive the Mount Washington Auto Road and meet them on the summit. There is a fee of 28 dollars for one car and unlimited passengers (with a pass we will give you).
3.They will then drive the athlete down afterwards to Wildcat for the awards and food.