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!
|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|
|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|
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%!