Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Northeast Delta Dental
Mount Washington
Road Race 

60th Anniversary Celebrated on June 19 & 20, 2021



This historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from around the globe to make the grueling climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. In 2021, the international component of this race has been eliminated due to travel restrictions due to COVID. 


7.6 miles
4,650 vertical feet
22% max grade

Women's Race June 19, 2021
Men's Race June 20, 2021

Men running on Saturday will not be eligible for prizes or awards. 
On both days of this modified race weekend, the Auto Road will be closed to the public until 1pm. 
If the 2021 Race is Canceled due to COVID:
While we hope that we move forward with the 2021 Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race, there is the possibility of a cancelation due to this pandemic. Because there are costs associated with planning at different stages, we need to implement a tiered refund/deferment plan. Because the COVID pandemic is like nothing we’ve seen before, we (the race and the runners) need to take the risk of the event not happening together.
If the race were to be canceled due to COVID, participants would have 3 options:
    1. Deferment to the 2022 Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race - participants will need to pay the deferment fee to register again for the 2022 race
    2. Refund - We’ll offer a refund of a percentage for the 2021 race entry fee
    3. Donation - You can donate your entire 2021 registration fee to Coos County Family Health Services
Below is a breakdown of our refund policy based on when a cancelation decision might be made. Note, the "deferment cost" would be what you would pay to enter the race in 2022. The "Refund" would be the percent of the total you have paid to the race (i.e. $95 in 2020, plus $20 in 2021 for those that deferred). And please know, we want to host this race as much as you do! 
Cancellation deferment / refund timeline:
11/1 - 1/31
Deferment: $25 | Refund: 75%
2/1 - 3/31
Deferment: $50 | Refund: 50%
4/1 - 5/31
Deferment: $50 | Refund 25%
6/1 to Race Day
Deferment: Full Cost in 2022 | No refund
Deferment and refund options are only available if the race is cancelled due to COVID19. Any individual donations to Coos County Family Health are not refundable. 




Runner Registration Includes:

  • Amazing calorie-replenisher turkey lunch from Hart's Turkey Farm 
  • Unique participant tech running shirt
  • Race bling
  • Warm fuzzy blanket for the finish line on the summit at 6,288' (home of the world's worst weather)

Race support / logistics along the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road:

  • Water station to refill 1/2 way to the summit
  • HAM Radio operator communications
  • Summit parking for race support drivers
  • Mountain-trained Emergency Medical Teams at base and summit


The Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race supports local healthcare in the rural areas of northern New Hampshire. Each year the race makes a charitable donation to the dental division of Coös County Family Health Services through sponsorship by Northeast Delta Dental. Since 2012, donations total over 125k! 

The Mt. Washington Auto Road opens to the public for normal driving operations around 1:30pm on race day. 


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