Bretton Woods Fell Race | Stinger

date

October 1, 2017

address:

Bretton Woods Ski Area
99 Ski Area Road
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
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distance:

Long Course (~8 miles) Short Course (~4.5 miles)

start time:

10:00 am

bib pick-up:

08:30 am to 09:30 am

cost:

$30/$25 pre-registration (Long/Short); $40/$35 day of event (Long/Short)

Online Registration open

race director(s):

Chris J. Dunn & Jeff Hixon

email

acidoticRACING@hotmail.com

designer

Jeff Hixon

details

THERE WILL BE THREE USATF-NE 'MOUNTAIN GOAT' ELIGIBLE EVENTS HELD DURING THIS WEEKEND. BUT ONLY ONE WILL COUNT TOWARD YOUR 5 OF 7 QUEST. SUNDAY'S BRETTON WOODS FELL RACE LONG COURSE WILL SERVE AS THE USATF-NE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT SCORING EVENT.

Description

In an effort to accommodate more competitors we are offering two different courses. The "short course" will race the first three check points (CPs); A, B, & C. The total distance will be approximately TBD miles. This course will be marked with our traditional trail running course markings. The short course markings will be referred to as the "safe route". It is not the most direct route from CP to CP but it is "safe" in that you can follow the flags and arrows. If you choose to race the short course you may still take any route you prefer from CP to CP. Completing the short course will make you eligible for "mountain goat status" but there are no overall finishers awards. Short course finishers will, however, still be entered into the prize drawing following the long course finish.

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 30, 2017)

The Mt. Rosebrook Ascent will be an uphill only footrace starting at NOON at the Base Lodge and finishing at the summit of Mt. Rosebrook. The race will count toward USATF-NE "Mountain Goat" status and award one (1) USATF-NE Mountain Circuit point to all finishers. Distance 1.8 miles & ~1600 feet of elevation gain.

SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1, 2017)

The "long course" will include six (6) CPs placed throughout the Bretton Woods ski area. You may choose any route you wish to travel between checkpoints. The long course will also have a "safe route" marked. Visit the event website for a Google Earth map and trail map. You must visit all checkpoints in order. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Course marshals will monitor some of the CPs. Trail maps with the CPs and descriptions will be available on the morning of the race. Any and all outside maps as well as GPS are permitted.

Category: AM

Course: Stinger

Distances: ~8 miles (Long Course); ~4.5 miles (Short Course)

Climb: ~3100 feet (Long Course), ~1900 feet (Short Course)

Venue: Bretton Woods Ski Area in the County of Coos Grid

Reference: USGS Mount Washington quad

Skills & experience: LK

Minimum age: 16

Checkpoints

CP-A:

Bottom of Little Tuckerman (on West Mtn)

CP-B:

Bottom of No Regrets (mid Mtn)

CP-C:

Top of Stinger (on Mt Rosebrook)

CP-D:

Bottom of Darby's Drop (in the Deception Bowl)

CP-E:

Jump Turn (top)

CP-F:

Bottom of Waumbek (Bottom West Mtn)

Aid Stations

Lat 44 & Base Lodge

Teams

Score will consist of the Top 3 overall runners from each USATF team in men's open, women's open, men's master, and women's master.

Note

Teams are encouraged to bring and display a team banner. A special area will be reserved. Please see RD Chris J. Dunn on race morning for details.

FELL RUNNERS ASSOCIATION DEFINITIONS

A fell race is one run on fell, hill or mountain terrain and shall be categorized as follows:

RACE CATEGORIES

Category 'A'

a. Should average not less than 250’ (76m) climb/mile (1.6k).

b. Should not have more than 20% of the race distance on road.

c. Should be at least one mile (1.6k) in length.

Category 'B'

a. Should average not less than 125’ (38m) climb/mile (1.6k).

a. Should average not less than 125’ (38m) climb/mile (1.6k).

b. Should not have more than 30% of the race distance on road.

Category 'C'

a. Should average not less than 100’ (30.4m) climb/mile (1.6k).

b. Should not have more than 40% of the race distance on road.

c. Should contain some genuine fell terrain.

RACE LENGTH CATEGORIES

A category 'L' (long) race is twelve miles (19.3k) or over.

A category 'M' (medium) race is six miles (9.6k) and over but under twelve (19.3k).

A category 'S' (short) race is under six miles (9.6k).

Abbreviations

ER - Experience required

NS - Navigational Skills Required

LK - Local Knowledge an advantage

PM - Course Partially Marked

What Is Fell Running?

Fell running, also known as mountain running and hill running, is the sport of running and racing off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty. The name arises from the origins of the English sport on the fells of northern Britain. Fell races are organized on the premise that contenders possess mountain navigation skills and carry adequate survival equipment as prescribed by the organizer. Modern fell running has common characteristics with cross country running. Courses are often longer, steeper, unmarked when out on the hills (with a few exceptions) and these longer races can demand mountain navigational techniques. Nevertheless, cross country seems fast and furious to many fell runners. Fell running also overlaps with orienteering. Courses are again longer but demand different techniques from orienteering. However, fell running does require navigational skills in a wild, mountainous environment, particularly in determining and choosing between routes. [adapted from Wikipedia]

Note

No transfers. Refunds up to September 26, 2017.

Military & Service Discount

We are happy to offer all active military, retired military, and military spouses a discount on registration. In addition, we would also like to extend a discount to all police, fire, and rescue professionals. See the details on the online registration page.

Requests for Accommodations

Because this is a USATF Sanctioned event we will follow their procedures for evaluation of requests for ADA accommodations. Please see their website for more information. http://www.usatf.org/about/legal/policies/ADA.aspx

Video

Course Map(s)

Mt. Rosebrook Ascent

Bretton Woods Fell Race | Checkpoints

Bretton Wood Fell Race | Marked Course