Announcement dated April 9th, 2020
Date change! We are officially targeting August 16th 2020, with a start time an hour earlier, because August tends to be a little warmer than May.
* If you cannot attend on that date, or prefer not to based on the status of COVID-19 spread, and have already registered for the May 3rd date, your registration fee will be automatically applied to our 2021 race, likely May 2nd.
* The final 2 miles of the race are on NH State Parks property, and are therefore subject to state government pandemic protocol. If you register for the August 16th date, and we are still unable to host the race, we will cancel and your registration fee will be automatically applied to our 2021 race, likely May 2nd.
Thank you for your loyalty and patience,
Chris & Emily
Race Date: August 16th, 2020
8am start. Sunshine start available at 7:30am
$40 entry fee for 10 miler (Early Bird discount available through Valentine's Day!); $50 entry fee for Relay
Tech t-shirts to the first 100 pre-registered runners
The race starts on Highland Street, a short walk from the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School in Wilton NH.
The race finishes at the top of Pack Monadnock next to the fire tower.
Packet pick-up is available on race day at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School beginning at 6am.
Race-Day Registration Available
Race-day registration is available at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School from 6:00am -7:45am. The entry fee is $45 for the 10 miler . We do not accept credit cards. Tech T-shirts to the first 100 pre-registered runners.
** There will be no race day registration for the relay.
Parking is available at the start at Wilton-Lyndeborough High School and near the finish at Temple Mountain Ski area. This is a point-to-point race and so those runners who choose to park at the start will need to find their own way back after the race. Shuttles may be provided by race volunteers, but will be very limited. It is is recommended that runners coordinate, some parking at the start, others parking at the finish and carpooling.
There will likely be a 10-15 degree drop in temperature from the start to the finish. Runners are advised to bring warm, dry clothing to wear following the race. Runners' gear will be transported to Miller State Park by an official vehicle.
All runners are allowed 1 bag that will be transported to Miller State Park. Please do not put any valuables or fragile items in your bag as we cannot take responsibility for missing, stolen or broken items.
You will receive a tag in your packet which you will need to attach to your bag--bib number on one side, name and telephone number on the other.
Tagged bags should be left in front of the school near the sign, "GEAR VEHICLE DROP-OFF". Bags will be loaded into the gear vehicle at 7:50am. Please do not leave your bag in this area after this time. If you do, there is a chance it will be left behind. Once we leave the school, we do not return.
Following the Race...
Because the road to the top of Pack Monadnock Mountain is closed, once runners finish, they will walk down to Temple Mountain Ski Area parking lot (1.3mi), keeping to the right to give runners right of way. If a runner is medically unable to walk down, a race official will provide a ride down after the race.
Please join us for post-race food and refreshments at the Temple Mountain Ski Area. The tent will be located at the back of the parking lot, through the gate and up a small hill.
The top male and female overall and the top male and female in each age group will be awarded. The top overall relay team, top masters and top senior relay teams will also be awarded.
This course was designed to give runners a hill-climb challenge and to test strength and endurance. The race starts on Highland Street near Wilton-Lyndeborough High School. It runs uphill for the first mile. At the first mile marker, the course flattens out as it turns onto Sand Hill Road (gravel) and remains flat for about one half mile. There will be a rolling uphill grade as Sand Hill road ends and merges onto Davisville Road (paved) through mile three. Next, the course turns left onto Burton Highway with gradual uphill and rolling terrain. The relay runners will transition at the 5.1 mile water stop. At approximately 5.5 miles, there is steep 1/4-mile climb. The course bears left onto Webster Highway for 1.5 miles of relatively flat, rolling paved road. At mile 7, the course bears right onto Old Revolutionary Rd. (gravel) and goes uphill for one-half mile and flattens out for one-half mile. Just before mile 8, the course turns onto Rt. 101 (paved) and climbs a steep hill grade for 1/2 mile. The course becomes relatively flat for 2/10 mile as it passes Temple Mountains Ski Area. The last 1.3 miles of the course climb the paved switch-back road in Miller State Park to the summit o f Pack Monadnock Mountain. The last 1.3 miles are as steep as or steeper than Mt. Washington.