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Loon Mountain Race

Sunday July 10th, 2022
lincoln, New Hampshire
Distance: 6.6 miles

Named the "Most Competitive Hillclimb" by Runner's World Magazine, this ridiculously tough race will force you to climb over 2,000 vertical feet over the course of six and a half miles. The legendary climb straight up Upper Walking Boss makes another appearance, providing one of the toughest, most awe-inspiring kilometers in the fast-growing sport of mountain running.

Over the years our Loon Mountain Race has developed quite a following. The reputation as one of the country’s toughest mountain races is due in large part to the kilometer ascent of North Peak via the black diamond trail known as Upper Walking Boss. ‘The Boss’, as it’s affectionately known, is roughly a kilometer of grassy slope with angles that exceed a dizzying 40% grade!

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Loon Mountain Race, Race Date: 2019-07-07, Distance: 6.6 miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 53:19 Lee Berube 28 Syracuse, NY
2nd Male 55:15 Adam Martin 24 Craftsbury Common, VT
3rd Male 55:42 Hubert Fortin 22 Quebec, QC
4th Male 57:29 Brandon Newbould 37 Nottingham, NH
Female 1:04:01 Rena Schwartz 19 Middlesex, VT
2nd Female 1:04:55 Shelley Doucet 35 Quispamsis NB
3rd Female 1:05:47 Jessica Marion 32 Brunswick, ME
4th Female 1:06:30 Kassandra Marin 29 Merrimack, NH
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 57:54 Justin Freeman 42 Campton, NH
M 50-59 1:03:43 Dave Dunham 55 Bradford, MA
M 60-69 1:15:14 Stephen Reed 61 Penacook, NH
F 40-49 1:11:35 Christin Doneski 48 Hopkington, NK
F 50-59 1:23:10 Karen Encarnacion 53 N Attleboro, MA
F 60-69 1:30:31 Julie Haynes 60 Swampscott, MA
Loon Mountain Race

The race will begin alongside the Pemigewasset River and travel on the service trails heading up Loon Mountain before veering into the Nordic Ski trail network. After this trail running section of course itfollows a traditional combination of dirt trail, service roads, and ski trails to the Summit Lodge at the top of the Gondola. The course works its way over and up to the summit of North Peak via the infamous Upper Walking Boss (UWB) black diamond trail. The course will finish at the top of North Peak once you've conquered UWB. Thecourse averages approximately 14% grade with some sections of more than 40%!

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