Squam Ridge Race 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:45am

 

Volunteers Needed! CLICK HERE

SQUAM RIDGE RACE 2014

September 14, 2014  -  Holderness NH

 

"Day-of" registration available at the starting line

One event, two experiences!
An ambitious yet supported rugged trail running race and family hike. Take on the 12.2 mile ridge race in the competitive "Runners" division, or set your own goals in the "Hikers" division. Get out there and enjoy the day with the 4 mile route in either division as well. Aid Stations along the way support participants snacks, water and encouragement. Food, beverage, celebration and spirited fun all day long! 
 

All proceeds support the public Squam Lakes Association trail network! 

Thank you Ridge Race Sponsors!
This event would not be possible without the support of the following area businesses. Click the Logos to learn more about these suporting businesses! 

   

  

 

- Rumney Animal Hospital - 6 Burner Bistro - Boulders Lake Front Motel & Cottages - Cottage Place - KTM Auto -

- Peabody & Smith Realty - Richelson's Feet First - Twin Oaks Construction - Rustic Log Cabins -

 

Give back to the trails! Volunteer for the race - CLICK HERE

Attention Ridge Racers! *New This year* - The 12 mile course will be part of the Granite State Trail Series

 

The 12.2 mile Squam Ridge Race - is a fundraising effort for the trail network around Squam,  There will be two options for 2014 with both  racer and hiker divisions.

The 12 mile race -  traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed and has about 3000 feet of elevation gain.  This race is mostly single track with 1.8 miles of pavement 0.5 miles of dirt road, 1.3 miles of double track, and 8.6 miles of single track trail.   The path up to the top of Mount Percival will be a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain.  This is not a race for the faint of heart.   However, not only the strong need to participate.  There is a racer and a hiker division, anyone is welcome to run or just  hike the route as a participant of the event.  There will be three aid stations spaced 2-4 miles apart so racers will need to plan accordingly.  

Check out some pictures of the course trail and views from the ridge: Click Here for Pictures!


The 4 mile Race - climbs to the top of Mount Livermore and back to the start finish area. There will be one aid station at the junction with the Crawford ridgepole trail.  There is a racer and a hiker division so everyone is welcome to hike the route as a participant of the event.


All participants will be entered into the prize drawings to be held at the end of the event, and have access to food and beverages donated by local restaurants and businesses at the start finish area.  Everyone will have a chance to win.  Participants registered before September 5th are guaranteed a technical T-shirt after that its while supplies last.  This is a fundraising event, all proceeds from this event are going back into the trails that the race takes place on and to the rest of our 50 mile trail network.    Medals to top finishers in their division and prizes to top finishers overall.


Parking off of Burliegh Farm Road in Holderness, NH

Race registration packet pick-up starts at 7:45 am

12 mile Race start at 9:00

4 mile race start 9:20

This event is limited to the first 200 registrants.

To Register:  

Registration Begins: Friday June 20th.
Price:  $65 before August 1st, $75 August 1st - September 12th, $85 Race Day registration
By phone: Call the  Squam Lakes Association (603)968-7336
In person:  Stop by the SLA at 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH
Online: Day-of registration available at starting line (registration opens June 20th)

Volunteer HERE!

Volunteer and lend a hand at this year's Squam Ridge Race by CLICKING HERE