8th Annual Squam Ridge Race
We are not yet opening registration for the 8th Annual Squam Ridge Race. In the coming weeks we will decide the feasibility of running this event in 2020 and will announce updates on our website and social media. Thank you to everyone who has supported the race and the SLA's trail system. We hope we can find a way to continue this wonderful community event while ensuring the health and safety of the everyone involved.
September 27, 2020 - Holderness NH
All proceeds support the Squam trail network!
This event is limited to 200 participants.
In 2020 we are working to significantly reduce the waste produced during the Ridge Race. To aid us in this effort please bring your own drinking vessels, dishware, and utensils.
The Squam Ridge Race is a 12.2 mile race traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed with about 3000 feet of elevation gain. The 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 is a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain, averaging a 15% grade for 1.8 miles. 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 are three aid stations spaced 2-4 miles apart so racers need to plan accordingly. You can view a map of the course by clicking here.
The 4 mile race climbs to the top of Mount Livermore and back to the start / finish area. There is 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 with friends and family or race as a participant of the event.
All participants are entered into the raffle drawings held at the end of the event. There is food and beverages donated by local restaurants and businesses at the start finish area. The Squam Ridge Race is a fundraising event, all proceeds from this event are to go back into the trails on which the race takes place and the rest of our 50 mile trail network. Top finishers in their division receive medals and the top overall finishers receive prizes.
For questions about the 2020 Squam Ridge Race please email Katri Gurney, Trails and Access Manager Manager, by clicking here or call 603-968-7336.
Day-of Race Details
The main hub of the race is located on Burleigh Farm Road in Holderness, NH. There is parking in directed fields off of Burliegh Farm Road.
Thank you to the Webster Family (Webster Land Corp and Burleigh Land Limited Partnership) for the event location and trail access providing hiking enjoyment for everyone for the race and all year long.