Please Read Carefully
Here is the Lottery Acceptance List
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 email@example.com with your full particulars including your full name, address and confirmation number.
CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION! Because there were many duplicate on-line entries submitted, many had to be eliminated before we could do the actual draw. These extra entries (and their confirmation numbers) were actually deleted. So, we won't be sending a notification out to these entries. In addition, some people have given their own e-mail address when helping a friend (maybe without a computer) register. Obviously, a confirmation received at that e-address could be for the owner of the e-address or his friend. Group entries - those who signed up together in the lottery - will only receive one notification which will be directed to the person in the group who signed them up. And finally, e-mail does not always go through properly (addresses change or are typed wrong, etc.) so the confirmations and rejections may not reach everyone as they are intended. For all of these reasons, it is vital that EVERYONE check their status on the list of accepted runners posted here on the web site.
Only people who are on this list are entered in the race.
Even if a confirmation came in your e-mail, it doesn't matter if you are not on this list, so check it carefully! If you see "typos" or missing information when checking your entry on the list, please e-mail the corrections to us - firstname.lastname@example.org - so that we can update our database. And finally, payment of the entry fee will be required by April 10 or the entry will be invalidated.
OUR SPONSORS MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE. Entry fees do not cover all race expenses, so it is the generosity of our sponsors that allows us to enjoy this classic event each year.
NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL is our new primary sponsor this year. NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL is a $140 million New Hampshire based company that provides dental benefits to more than 550,000 residents of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The company's mission is to provide quality, versatile and affordable dental programs to benefit purchasers, subscribers and participating dentists.
DISTRIBUTION SERVICES OF AMERICA, the Associate Sponsor this year, has been providing distribution excellence since 1917. Their growth from an import/export brokerage company to a nationally recognized leader in third party logistics has been marked by the development of innovative logistical programs and services. Commitment to superior customer service fuels the development of these programs and services. As a third party logistics provider, DSA helps the manufacturing principals exceed their customers' constantly evolving requirements and expectations. Developing cost saving programs and services customized to address these requirements provides their principals with a competitive logistical advantage. It is this commitment to superior customer service that is the cornerstone to their continued success.
RACE PREPARATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
THE START: 10:00 A.M. at the base of the Auto Road in Pinkham Notch on Rte. 16 between Jackson and Gorham, NH. Arrive early!
PARKING: When you arrive, please cooperate with the parking staff. They will ask if your vehicle is going up to the summit. If so, you will receive written instructions and be directed across the river into the field to a temporary holding area. From there, you will get in line at the tollbooth once ready to go up. No vehicles will be allowed to remain in the holding area after 9:30. If your vehicle is not going up, you will park in one of the lots by the highway. VEHICLES GOING UP: Your vehicle may go up for free if you follow these rules EXACTLY. Otherwise, you must pay $16 for the vehicle and driver, plus $6 per passenger:
CHECK-IN: Number pick up (plus T-shirts, auto & refreshment passes) must be done prior to 9:00 AM on race day. Each runner must pick up his/her own number, etc. We will not give them out to anyone else. If you are in the area on Friday the 15th please check in then, from 4:00 to 9:30 PM, at Eagle Mountain House in Jackson. Race day check-in is from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in the large tent. Be sure to allow plenty of time for travel (about 3 ½ hours from Boston) and to get your driver into line by 9:00.
INJURIES, WEDDINGS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS: Every year dozens of entrants are felled before race day with the unexpected. In fact, we let in 1100 each year and get about 900 finishers. However, this 900 is all we can handle, so we plan on many "no shows" each year. So, please don't call and ask if you can switch with a friend if you decide not to run. Numbers are NOT transferable. If someone else runs with your number, they will be disqualified and you both will be banned from the race in the future. Several have been caught doing this (the video is seen after the race, and faces that don't match the printed results are noted). This also violates USATF rules and causes errors in the results. To make this process a bit less painful, you may cancel your entry and bypass the lottery in the next year IF you follow these instructions exactly:
UNREGISTERED RUNNERS: Absolutely NO unregistered runners are allowed! There has been excellent cooperation in past years. Very few try to run unofficially. Please do whatever you can to discourage others from doing this to prevent overcrowding and delayed results. And please don't allow someone else to use your number (see above). Remember, anyone who finishes is recorded on video tape. Violators may be refused entry to future Mount Washington races. Unofficials are a threat to the future of the race and are not welcome.
T-SHIRTS: Your T-shirt (and long sleeve souvenir shirt, if ordered) must be picked up at check-in on Friday or Saturday (prior to 9:00 AM). If you decide after May 31 not to come to the race, you may send a friend with a note to pick it (them) up for you (include your name, date of birth, and signature). Sorry, but we do not mail these shirts out. Unclaimed shirts are sold at the race.
FACILITIES: Portable toilets on site. No changing or showers. Please come ready to run. Please do not use facilities in the stage office on the east side of Rte. 16.
NUMBERS: Please pin your race number to your FRONT side and keep it VISIBLE throughout the race. Do not fold or tear the number. Thank you! A photographer en route will need to see your number in order to identify you and send you your proofs. At the finish, we will need to see your number as you approach. At the end of the chute, we will take the large tear off the portion to record your finish position. The smaller tabs are auto and refreshment passes.
PRECAUTIONS: The weather on the mountain can be extremely dangerous, even in June. Plan to send warm clothing to the top (mittens, hats, winter jackets). BE PREPARED! It can be very cold at the top and during the sections above the tree line. You may wish to carry extra clothing with you when you run. There will be a weather update, including summit temperature and wind chill, at the information table prior to the race (listen for P.A. broadcasts). BRING EXTRA CLOTHES.
THE COURSE: There are mile posts along the 7.6 mile course. Mile one is actually 0.9 mi. (since measured from the stage office). Mileposts 2 - 7 are thus 1.9 - 6.9 miles. From milepost 7 to the finish is 0.7 mi. There will be a digital clock at the exact halfway point of the race (3.8 mi.). The course rises 4650 vertical feet at an average 11.5 percent grade.
TRAFFIC: Runners will encounter vehicles on the road and thus should be careful. Though the road is closed at the bottom from 9:45 until 12:30, there may already be cars on the road when the cannon fires. Also, Auto Road Stages, which serve as mobile communication links, will be traveling up and down during the race. Traffic near the top will be especially heavy once cars full of runners begin descending after noon. Runners who take more than 2:15 to finish will encounter a lot of traffic near the top. Drivers should exercise extreme caution at all times. Remember, please carpool to minimize unnecessary traffic.
WATER/AID STATIONS: Shaklee Performance drinks at half way! Polar Water will be provided along the course, at the base tent, and at the Summit House. The Medical Team is in communication with the aid stations via the Auto Road Stages which will check for problems, so stop if in need of assistance. Shaklee Performance drink will be available in the base tent and at half way.
FINISH: There will be a digital clock and computer timing system at the finish line. Be sure your number is visible as you approach. Stay in the chute until you are checked at the end. Stay in the order in which you finished and move quickly through the chute. Your tear tag will be spindled at the end.
TIME LIMIT: After 1:00 PM (3 hours) all timing will stop and any runners still on the course will be asked to accept a ride down. The awards are at 2:30 PM and it takes time for race officials to get back down the mountain.
ONCE UP, HOW DO I GET BACK DOWN? A few choose to run back down. Runners are sometimes seen shivering at the top in their wet race clothes trying to hitch a ride. Preparation is a must!
EMERGENCY PLANS: Although the race has never been cancelled or altered due to extreme weather conditions, that possibility certainly exists. Under severe conditions, every effort will be made to hold the race, but it might be delayed, shortened, or even cancelled to provide for the safety of every runner. No refunds would be possible. This decision would be made by the Race Director, Medical Team, and the Auto Road Management.
TEAMS: No "pick-up" teams please. RRCA or USATF clubs, established clubs, school teams, or business teams only. Score is by total time. Men's teams score 5 while women's teams score 3. Five open teams, three masters teams, and one seniors team (men and women) will receive awards. The individuals who score for these 18 teams, may bypass next year's lottery. Masters (40+) and Seniors (50+) runners automatically "score down" too. Each individual member must register for the team competition by writing the team name on the entry form. No team lists will be accepted. Team rosters will be posted. All changes must be completed by 9:30 P.M. on the eve of the race at Eagle Mountain House.
AWARDS: Masters (40+) C.R. bonus of $4,000 sponsored by New England Runner. Awards Ceremony at 2:30 PM at the base tent. Traditional cups, plaques, and medals will be awarded. Cash awards will be mailed within 2 weeks. Winners of open cash prizes must have a USATF card. A Direct Payment License is required for winnings of $500 or more. All award winners may bypass the following year's lottery (must still apply by March 15 and follow all bypass instructions). Complete results and photos will be posted on Cool Running.
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* EAGLE MOUNTAIN HOUSE 1-800-966-5779 or (603) 383-9111
* WHITNEY'S INN 1-800-677-5737 or (603) 383-8916
POST-RACE: Many runners drop by and everyone is welcome to mingle in the lounge at Eagle Mountain House in Jackson on Saturday evening. The race video will play continuously.
RACE VIDEO-TAPE: If you like the tape and want a copy to keep, send $20 and we will make a copy for you (VHS). Past years are also available.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RUNNING. SEE YOU ON THE 16TH!
Bob Teschek, Race Director, Granite State Race Services