RACE DATE AND TIME
Saturday, June 17, 2023
The Mt. Washington Auto Road at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center on Route 16, between Jackson and Gorham, NH. Directions>>
VERTICAL GAIN & GRADE
Average grade is 12%, multiple lengths of 18% sustained, last 50 yards at 22%
The Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race is not your average road race. The race ends at the top of the highest mountain in the northeastern United States and the summit is the “home of the world’s worst weather” as recorded by the Mt. Washington Observatory.
It is your responsibility to secure a ride DOWN the mountain on race day. Your support driver should have a bag of warm, dry clothes for you and snacks to hold you over until the feast at the base of the mountain.
The Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race is a competitive mountain running race and has an official time limit of 3:35 from the time you leave the start mat. Official timing ends at 3 hours and 35 minutes after the start of the last runner (around 12:40 PM). Please do not enter if you suspect you are unable to complete the course in that time. All runners still on course past this time will be untimed as they finish.
All race winning times for all groups, overall winners, age group, records, and teams will be based on chip time.
The minimum age for participation is 14 years of age on the date of the race.
The Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race reserves the right to conduct a post-competition urine analysis on any athlete that competes.
WATER & AID STATIONS
There is ONE water refilling station on course. Runners are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Water will be provided at the summit.
Emergency Medical Services will be available at the base, halfway, and at the summit. The medical team will be in contact with aid stations via Auto Road stages and HAM radio operators. If you need assistance, please seek the nearest race staff, volunteer, or HAM radio operator.
The weather on the mountain can be extreme, even in June. BE PREPARED! Due to the extreme exposure above treeline, consider bringing extra clothes (mittens, windbreaker, hat, etc.) when you run. Send warm clothes to the summit with your support driver to wear after you cross the finish line.
To better inform your clothing decisions visit the Mt Washington Observatory’s Higher Summits Forecast the evening before the event (summit forecasts for Mt. Washington are only available 24 hours in advance).
Portable toilets, water, commemorative fleece blankets, and first aid will be provided at the summit, at the finish. You should prepare any additional food and clothing to be ready for you in your support driver’s car. Support Driver Information>>
TRAFFIC ON COURSE
Runners may encounter a limited number of vehicles on the course during the race. This includes Auto Road stages, EMS Staff, media, and HAM radio communications staff. Drivers are instructed to use extreme caution.
EAR-BUD / HEADPHONE USE
For your safety, it is our recommendation you do not run with ear-buds or headphones on course during the race, as there are a number of vehicles you could encounter (Auto Road vehicles, EMS staff, HAM radio operators, photographers, and videographers).
Baby strollers of any kind are not permitted on the Mt. Washington Auto Road at anytime during the course of the event.
NO dogs will be allowed into the race area. This includes the start area. Dogs are allowed on the summit but must be on leashes at all times. Your dog must be in a summit-bound vehicle in order to be allowed.
ATTENTION COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Commercial photography on the Mt. Washington Auto Road and at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is strictly prohibited unless advance permission has been granted. Please contact the Event Director for further information. This applies to all activities and events taking place on the property. Violators will be prosecuted.