Vulcan's Fury Trail Race


October 14, 2017


Pawtuckaway State Park
128 Mountain Road
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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Long Course (11.4 miles) Short Course (5.4 miles)

start time:

10:00 am

bib pick-up:

08:30 am to 09:30 am


$30 (LONG), $25 (SHORT) [$40 & $35 day of event]

Online Registration closed

race director(s):

Chris J. Dunn & Justin Beaudry



Geoff Cunningham & Chris J. Dunn


Day Of Event Entry Will Be Available For Both Races!

The following information pertains to the Long Course

Your friends at aR have designed one of the most technical and scenic courses possible in a location that was once brimming with fire...yes...'Pawtuck' was once a volcanic site. We think the race’s namesake – the Roman God of Fire – would be proud of a course that will have you traversing a massive boulder field, tearing through dense forest, hammering down single-track switchbacks, jumping streams, crossing bridges and heading up a rocky slope appropriately named the Devil’s Staircase. The lava making up the park has long cooled, but your legs will be burning. This particular area of Pawtuckaway has gone unraced for too long so join us in what will be one of the most talked about trail races of the year.

This is a rugged trail race who's distance and elevation profile combine for a very challenging test even for the fittest endurance athlete. Make no mistake about it, the course travels along hiking trails with sections that must be negotiated very carefully. Run at the peak of NH foliage make sure to steal a peek or two at the highest'll be worth the effort.

There will be at least two manned aid stations with water along the long course. There is no aid on the short course.


11.4 miles (+/- 0.5 miles), 2021 feet gain, max slope 38.8%, average 5.3% gain


5.4 miles (+/- 0.5 miles), 745 feet gain, max slope 14.9%, average 4.2% gain


No transfers or refunds after October 10, 2016.

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.

Suunto Ambit3 Run

One lucky finisher will win a Suunto Ambit3 Run from our great friends at Suunto! Make sure to check the prize board when you finish!

Course Map(s)