September 28 & 29, 2019


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


Ascent: 2.1 miles; Fell Race:  ~8 miles

Race Directors: Jeff Hixon & Chris J. Dunn


Saturday Ascent Race
Bib Pick-Up: 10:30am-11:30am
Race Start: Noon
Sunday Fell Race
Bib Pick-Up: 8:30am-9:30am
Race Start: 10:00am


Ascent: $15 pre, $25 event day
Fell Race: $30 (January 1st – June 30th)
$40 (July 1st-close)
$50 day of event

Course Map – Mt. Rosebrook Ascent (Saturday)

Course Map – Fell Race (Sunday)


No Transfers. Refunds issued up to September 20, 2018.




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 2.1 miles & ~1400 feet of elevation gain.


2018 Course Name: Wild West

The Fell Race “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.

There is no more “Short Course” Option

Check Points for 2018

A- Stickney Cabin
B- Top Wild West
C- Intersection Short Cut/Bigger Ben/ Bethlehem Express Quad Chair (near base)
D- Top of Panorama/ Black Forest
E- Bottom of Coos Caper / Glade West
F- Lat 44 restaurant

Notes about the checkpoints
Each checkpoint will have two checkpoint signs, an orienteering flag (picture attached), and an orienteering punch (picture attached). You will be given a course map during bib pick-up with six (6) checkpoint punch boxes (see attached image) labeled CP-A (ie. checkpoint A), CP-B, CP-C, CP-D, CP-E, CP-F. This map will have your bib # written on it. You must carry this map with you at all times during the race and upon successfully locating each checkpoint you will use the orienteering punch to “punch” a unique pattern in the corresponding checkpoint punch box on the map (see attached image). You must visit the checkpoints in alphabetical order (ie. A, B, C, D, E, F). Once you have located and punched the control box on your map for checkpoint F you must race to the finish line. Your official time will be recorded once you cross this finish line. Once you finish the race you will turn in your map to me. I will check to make sure that each checkpoint punch box has the correct punch pattern indicating that you successfully visited that checkpoint. Any participant who does not successfully visit a checkpoint as indicated by either a missing or incorrect punch will receive a five (5) minute penalty. Participants must visit a minimum of four (4) checkpoints to be considered an official USATF-NE Mountain Circuit finisher.


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.


Bretton Woods has TWO racing options but you can only have one of the two races count towards your Mountain Goat Status. Saturday features an uphill only event. If you participate in this race, it gives you 1 point in series standings. Sunday will feature the Fell Race which gives you traditional scoring points.

Can I run the races on Saturday and Sunday? Sure, but only one will count towards your Mountain Goat Status. We hope people will run both days to make a weekend out of it!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 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]

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

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).
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.


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).


ER – Experience required
NS – Navigational Skills Required
LK – Local Knowledge an advantage
PM – Course Partially Marked


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