September 29, 2019

Host of The 2019 US Mountain Running Championships

Presented By

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1

Waterville Valley Resort photo Courtesy: Cappi Thompson Photography

Location

Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Rd
Waterville Valley, NH 03215

Course

2 Laps up and down the mountain
Approximately 11km total distance

Race Directors: Jeff Hixon & Chris J. Dunn
Elite Athlete Liaison: Paul Kirsch

Times

Saturday 9/28
Bib Pick-Up: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Location TBD

Sunday 9/29
Race Start Times
Women: 8:30am
Men: 10:00am
(Times Subject to Change)

Cost

$30 pre-registration (1/1-2/28)
$40 (3/1-close)
$50 event day registration

Details

No Transfers. Refunds issued up to September 20, 2019.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The final course for the race will be mapped out in the Spring of 2019 as soon as the mountain is closed for skiing. The course will work to mimic the course that will be designed for the World Mountain Running Championships that will take place on November 15th in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

We can share with you that it will be a two lap up/down style mountain race much like the Cranmore Mountain Race.

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT

Every acidotic RACING (aR) event benefits a non-profit in part or in total. We’re very proud that this event benefits the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports.

Hero Discount

If you are a member of the military (active, retired, spouse) or a service profession (police, fire, rescue) please use the code "Hero2019" for $5 off your entry fee as a thank you for your service.

Photography & Video

Commercial photography and/or videography at our events is strictly prohibited unless advanced permission has been granted. Please contact the Race Director for further information. The use of drones at our events is prohibited. Spectators wishing to take photos or videos must remain off the course at all times.

Aid Stations

The course will feature two fluid aid stations, one at the base of the mountain (which is also the start finish area) and one at the top of the course. 

Awards & Prizes

Awards Ceremony
Light refreshments and awards will occur after the complete of the days events. The time will be announced.

Prize Money
$3000 in Prize Money will be distributed to the Top 4 Men and Women who are USATF Members and US Citizens.

Athletes may be subject to drug testing.

Day of Registration

We will offer day of event registration.

Drug Testing

With this event being a USATF Championships event, athletes are subject to drug testing by a certified WADA lab.

Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA, or IAAF procedures. Athletes found, after a disciplinary hearing, to be positive for prohibited substances, as defined by the WADA Code and/or IAAF, or who refuse to be tested, will be disqualified from this event and may lose eligibility for future competitions. Any prize money payable to an athlete who has tested positive shall be withheld until the final disposition of all disciplinary proceedings. BEWARE: Some prescriptions, over the counter medications, and nutritional supplements may contain prohibited substances. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USADA Reference Hotline at 1-800-233-0393, or www.usantidoping.org.

Elite Athletes

A limited number of Elite Athlete entries and housing will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact us.

Hiking/Trekking Poles

Hiking poles are prohibited at this USATF sanctioned event.

Waterville Valley Waiver

When you pick up your race bib, you will need to sign an additional waiver that is provided by Waterville Valley.

Photography & Video

Commercial photography and/or videography at our events is strictly prohibited unless advanced permission has been granted. Please contact the Race Director for further information. The use of drones at our events is prohibited. Spectators wishing to take photos or videos must remain off the course at all times.

Travel Info

Waterville Valley is approximately 90 minutes from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH. It is approximately 2 hours from Logan International Airport in Boston.

There are many hotels, motels and airbnbs within 30 minutes of Waterville Valley. Local towns include Plymouth, Campton and Woodstock/Lincoln, besides the village of Waterville Valley itself. Lodging info for within the village of Waterville Valley is available at this link.  

A USATF New England
Mountain Circuit Event

This race is part of the eight race USATF-NE Mountain Circuit,
the oldest mountain running circuit in the US.
Learn more at the USATF-NE Website

Contact Us

Questions? Interested in becoming a member or sponsor? We'd love to hear from you.