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Wachusett

Wachusett Mountain Hill Climb

May 12 2019
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA

The Wachusett Mountain Hill Climb covers 3.7 miles and climbs 1162'. The race will start at the entrance to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area’s Parking Lot #3 on Mile Hill Road in Westminster MA, and finish at the summit of Wachusett Mountain inside the State Reservation. The course will follow the ‘UP’ summit road once inside the Reservation with the finish line falling in the lower summit parking area (not the Tower).

Rising above the surrounding forest to a height of 2006 feet, Wachusett stands as a unique landmark within the central New England landscape. From the summit, a clear day reveals views of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston skyline to the east. 

Parking and post ride festivities will be at the Wachusett Mountain Base Lodge. For directions go to: http://www.wachusett.com/TheMountain/DirectionsHours/tabid/56/Default.aspx

Spectators are welcome to hike the mountain to reach the summit, but the auto road will be closed to general traffic.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 overall male and female finishers.  Awards will be as follows: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50. Prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in each age category.  You must attend the award ceremony to receive your prize.

Spectator viewing: Since the Mountain is still closed until Memorial Day, NO cars will be allowed to drive to the finish area. But you are able to park at the base of the State Reservation and walk up to the summit to view the finishing racers via hiking trails or the summit road (please stay to the side of the road and be careful not to interfere with any cyclists who may be racing).

Gear Bags: We will ask that riders remain at the top of the mountain until all riders have finished.  If you feel you would like to have extra clothes with you on top, we will provide a truck that will bring up your gear bag.

Timing and Results:
Timing will be scored by Granite State Race Services and will be posted following the race inside the Wachusett Base Lodge/at the location of the Lunch and Awards Ceremony (expected to be inside the base lodge but may move outside if the weather if terrific). They will also be posted to the race website after the race.

Sponsors: Thanks to all of our sponsors who made the day that much more excited for all, and our host, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Record Holders

14:37.9 Timothy Ahearn 5/11/13
16:31 Marti Shea 5/12/12

 

 
Routes: 3.7 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500 participants
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Race day registration and number pick up opens at 7:30AM, Race starts at 9:30AM

Costs

Adult Fee ages 20-69 (including Filly & Clydesdale): $70 if registered by March 17
$80 from March 18 – May 1 (T-shirt Deadline)
$80 from May 2 – May 10
$90 day of registration
Tandem Fee - $80.00 pre-reg or $90 2nd deadline & day of
Youth Fee (for ages 12- 19): $30 pre-registration and $40 2nd deadline & day of
Ages 70-79: $55 pre-registration and $65 2nd deadline & day of
Ages 80+: $30 pre-registration and $40 day of

What's Included?

Technical T-shirt, Post- Race Lunch, Mechanical Support

Packet Pickups

Race Day Morning Starting at 7:30am

Prize / Race Categories

Overall Men & Women

1st: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50

Top 3 in each Age Group

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Nutrition
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA 01541
 
 
 
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