Loon Mountain Race
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Over the years our Loon Mountain Race has developed quite a following here in the northeast. The reputation as one of the region’s toughest 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! And recently the word has spread outside of the region as well. Our race has received a number of national accolades as well.
The LMR will serve as the USATF Mountain Running Championship. Everyone is welcome to participate. The Top 6 men and the Top 4 women USATF members and US Citizens will make the US Mountain Running Team. There will be a separate men’s and women’s race with two different distances to mimic the world mountain running championships. Details on these two courses will be released later in the spring. The men’s race is expected to be approximately 12k and the women’s race approximately 8k. But frankly it’s not the distance that will make the difference…it’s the infamous Upper Walking Boss (see below).
Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Road
DISTANCE: ~6.6 miles
For more info, including registration, visit the Loon Mountain Race website.