Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Mt. Washington Auto Road 

America's oldest and continuously-operating attraction

Feb 7, 2020
60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race 
Mt. Washington Auto Road
JUNE 20, 2020  9 a.m.
RANDOM SELECTION REGISTRATION OPEN FEBRUARY 10-24
GRAY AND BLAKE EARLY MEN’S FAVORITES
CALDWELL AND NEDEAU EARLY WOMEN’S FAVORITES
60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
[February 7, 2020 – Pinkham Notch, N.H.] 
Registration for the 60th running of the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race will be open from February 10 at 8 a.m. to February 24 at 11:59 p.m. Following the close of registration, a computer will randomly select the runners who will be entered in the race. The entry fee, charged to those who are selected, is $95, not including administrative fees. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the lottery will be sent via email to each applicant on February 27th.
 
Lottery registration is at https://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race/for-racers/race-registration. Runners may register individually or as a group. Runners registering as a group (up to 25 runners) will either all be selected together or all be turned down by the lottery.
 
Reigning World Mountain Running Champion, Joe Gray, 36, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and last year’s Mt. Washington winner, Eric Blake, are both set to return to the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. Gray has won at Mt. Washington four times consecutively from 2014 through 2017. He missed the race the last two years. Blake, 41, of West Hartford, Connecticut, has won the Mt. Washington Road Race four times.
 
Heidi Caldwell from Craftsbury Common, VT, the 2019 winner of the women’s race, and Kim Nedeau, 40, of Leverett, Mass., the second place finisher last year, are returning to race in the 60th anniversary event. Caldwell was part of the first tie in Mt. Washington Road Race history last year. Nedeau finished second, trailing the winners by thirty seconds.
 
Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, the race ascends the Mt. Washington Auto Road from Pinkham Notch, N.H., to the 6288-foot summit of Mt. Washington. In addition to the unrelenting grade, runners face the added challenge of Mt. Washington’s famously high winds, precipitation, and unpredictable temperatures. Prizes include $1000 apiece for the first male and female finishers, smaller cash prizes for the next five men and women and the top three male and female masters (over 40), prizes for the first male and female finishers from New Hampshire, and a $5000 bonus for setting a new course record.  The race will take place on Saturday, June 20th, starting at 9 a.m.