Squam Ridge Race 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:45am

2017 Squam Ridge Race Registration is now open!!!!!


October 1st, 2017  -  Holderness NH

(past  results at bottom of page)

NHPR coverage of the event here

Pre Registration Closes Thursday September 28th.  Day of Registration available at the race venue.

Day-of registration available at the starting line opens 7:30.  

12 mile Race starts 9:00  ---   4 mile race 10:00

One event, two experiences!
An ambitious yet supported rugged trail running race or a family hike. Take on the 12.2 mile ridge race in the competitive "Runners" division, or set your own goals in the "Hikers" division. You may also decide to get out there and enjoy the day with the 4 mile route in either division as well. Aid Stations along the way support participants with snacks, water and encouragement. Food, beverage, celebration and spirited fun all day long! Read to bottom of page for most detailed information, course profile, and map.

Want to Volunteer? Click Here for More Information!

All proceeds support the public Squam Lakes Association trail network!  Scroll down for race details and to register or volunteer!

The 2016 Squam Ridge Race was made possible by;

Lead Sponsor:

Trail Sponsors:



Aid Station Sponsors:





Mile Marker Sponsors:









Prize Sponsors:

  • Walter's Basin
  • New World Auto
  • North Conway New Balance Factory Store
  • Runner's Alley
  • Squam Lakeside Farm
  • Cafe Monte Alto
  • Grooming by Christi
  • Golden Pond Country Store
  • Valley Snow Dogz
  • Clean Bee Soapworks
  • Peppercorns Natural Food
  • Trail Runner
  • Hannaford - Meredith

Thanks 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.




Give back to the trails! Volunteer for the race - Click Here! 

The 12.2 mile Squam Ridge Race - is a fundraising effort for the trail network around Squam,  

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 it averages 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 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 with friends and family or race 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.  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 9:30

This event is limited to the first 200 registrants.

To Register:  

Registration Begins: May 27th, 2017

Price:  $60 ( May 27th - June 30th )  $75 ( July 1st, - September 8th)  $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: Online registration opens May 27th 2017 at 12 AM (midnight 5/26/17).

Day-of registration available at starting line  $85



Volunteer Here! 



2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results