Daniel Kihara and Matt Carpenter battled all the way in 1999. Kihara eventually won in 59:03
Saturday, June 16, 2001, 10:00 AM

RACE TO THE CLOUDS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please Read Carefully

Lottery
To be able to race you must secure one of the 1100 numbers that will be issued. Most are by random draw. A few are reserved for elite or invited runners, last year's award winners, any former race winners, and those with unbroken streaks since 1984. Multiple entries from the same person will cause rejection.

Here is the Lottery Acceptance List

Only people who are on this list are entered in the race.

If you are on the list but do not receive an email notification by March 31, that contains the payment instructions, please send an email to racetime@gsrs.com with your full particulars including your full name, address and confirmation number. You have until April 10 to pay. Thank you for your patience.

There will also be a section for groups of up to 5 people to sign up together. These groups will be treated as one lottery draw and will all get in together if accepted. Sorry, but 5 is the maximum this year.

Time Limit
Official timing ends at three hours. Please do not enter if unable to complete the course in that time.

Check-in
Friday, June 15, 4:00 - 9:30 PM at Eagle Mountain House in Jackson. Saturday, June 16, 8:00 - 9:00 AM in tent at base of Auto Road, Rte. 16 (Pinkham Notch), between Jackson and Gorham. Friday check-in is appreciated.

Transportation Down
Plan ahead! Each runner is responsible for his/her own ride down. Follow the instructions in the confirmation letter.

See Race Week Information for additional information.

Caution
Weather on the mountain can be severe. Bring plenty of warm clothing. There will be traffic on the course during the race.

Emergency Plan
Although the race has never been cancelled or altered due to extreme weather conditions, the possibility exists. Under such conditions, every effort will be made to hold the race, but the director reserves the right to delay, shorten, or even cancel the event to provide for the safety of every runner. Since most expenses are incurred prior to race day, no refunds would be possible.

Teams
No "pick-up" teams please. RRCA or USATF clubs, established clubs, school teams, or business teams only. Men's Teams-5 Score. Women's Teams-3 Score. Master and Senior runners will automatically "score down" into younger team categories, too. Each team member must write the team name on the entry form. No team lists will be accepted.

Official Shirts
An official race t-shirt will be included in the race packet. If you wish to order additional shirts, fill out the section on the entry form and enclose the additional money with the entry fee. If not accepted, all will be returned.

Area Lodging
Ask for the Mt. Washington Race rate when booking your room. Arrival date is too late. Contact one of the following in Jackson for special rates:
Attitash Mountain Village:
1-800-862-1600
Best Western Storybrook Resort:
1-800-528-1234 or (603) 383-6800
The Crowes' Nest (B&B):
1-800-511-8383
Eagle Mountain House:
1-800-966-5779 or (603) 383-9111
Whitney's Inn:
1-800-677-5737 or (603) 383-8916

Automatic Acceptance Next Year
All of this year's award winners may bypass next year's lottery. (Must still enter and pay before the deadline). Teams: Scoring members only.

Free Entry Next Year
Top 10 Men & Women this year
Top 3 M&F Age Adjusted Masters
All prior Open Race Winners - M&F

Skyrunning Circuit
The Mt. Washington Road Race is part of the 2001 Sky Running Circuit. All runners finishing within 20% of the course record (M&F) will qualify to participate in additional Skyrunning events. See www.trailrunner.com for details.

Sanction
USATF

Race Direction
Granite State Race Services, Bob Teschek, (603) 863-2537 e-mail: racetime@gsrs.com

Awards
Age Divisions Medals to top two men and women.
19 & Under
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80 & Over

Traditional Cups, Medals & Plaques (M&F)
Foster Cup to Winner
First 10
First 5 Open Teams
First 3 Masters Teams
First Seniors Team
Best 3 Masters*
Clydesdale (2)* and Filly (1)*
Crossan Cup to First NH Finisher

Cash Prizes
All cash prizes and bonuses will be sent by US Mail after the event. NCAA or High School athletes are not eligible. Winners of open cash prizes must have a USATF card. A Direct Payment License is required for winnings of $500 or more.
First M&F $750
Second M&F $500
Third M&F $300
Fourth M&F $200
Fifth M&F $100
First M&F NH $100
First M&F Masters* $250
Second M&F Masters* $150
Third M&F Masters* $75
*Ranking will be by Age-Adjusted Performance Tables from National Masters News and the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA).

Cash Bonuses (M&F)
Open Course Record $5,000
Masters (40+) Course Record *$4,100
Open Team Record $500
Masters Team Record $250
Seniors Team Record $100
Non-Record Setting Men Under 60:00 $500
Non-Record Setting Women Under 72:00 $500

*Sponsored by New England Runner