The Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race annually pits 1300 runners against one of the most challenging obstacles in road-racing anywhere in the world: the 7.6-mile Mt. Washington Auto Road, which rises at an average grade of 11.5 percent to the 6288-foot Mt. Washington summit. The race attracts Olympic athletes, Boston Marathon champions, and the best mountain running specialists in the world to compete in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The race was first held in the years 1936-1938, forgotten during World War II, then restarted in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Mt. Washington Auto Road (formerly the Mt. Washington Carriage Road). The race was also held in 1962, then became an annual event starting in 1966.
The Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and others whose exceptional accomplishments in the race have added greatly to the history and stature of the event. Inductees are chosen by a vote of the Hall of Fame committee from a longer list of nominees compiled by December 31 of the preceding year.
To coincide with the 50th running, the opening of the Hall of Fame created an opportunity to give enduring recognition to those who have helped to make this race a legend in the sport. Some of the Hall’s members will be runners who have won this race several times; others, holders of course records or of age-group records. Others may be selected for their streaks – consecutive years running – or for a variety of other accomplishments as athletes, organizers, supporters and others who have contributed exceptionally to the Mt. Washington Road Race.
Click here to visit the Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame website