Come Join Us!
Help us ring in the exciting inaugural edition of the Hampshire 100 ultra endurance race.Test your skills and stamina on this challenging 100 kilometer course that winds through the woods roads and trails of five southern NH towns.
The 100 kilometer trail run will travel over much of the same, although not identical, trails that have become so popular for the endurance mountain bike event. The runners will tackle the trails with their own unique direction, twists, loops, and turns, including some extra special trails that will be reserved solely for the running competitors. The trails will wind through the beautiful, varied, and frequently challenging terrain of Southern New Hampshire. The planned course is primarily one single loop.
Estimated course components:
- 5% Public dirt roads
- 5% Paved
- 35% Doubletrack/Woods road-clean
- 25% Jeep/ATV/Rustic doubletrack
- 30% Singletrack/Hiking trails
- 7000 feet estimated elevational gain
A detailed course description will be available once spring trail clean up has been completed.
There will be a strict 14 hour cutoff for completion. The varied terrain of this course may be exhilarating, but it will present a significant challenge to some to make it to the finish in the allotted time. If interim cutoff times at each aid station are not met, you will be escorted back to the venue by SAG wagon. No exceptions. This is for the safety of all---competitors and volunteers alike.
Please note that the course crosses many private landowner areas, and these areas are NOT open for pre-running. Doing so will jeopardize future editions of the event. We take seriously the privacy rights of our generous landowners, and expect all participants to do likewise. Several public access trails that are available for sampling will be published for consideration prior to event day.
Registration fee includes entry, aid stations with food and fluids, SAG
wagon support, post-race meal, complimentary campsite at the start/finish venue
(no hookups, but within sight of the start/finish line), showers, participant souvenirs,
festivities, and awards to top finishers. Please note that the complimentary
camping is only for Saturday night. No Friday or Sunday camping allowed at
If a racer does not wish to take advantage of the complimentary Saturday evening
rough camping at the venue, more traditional overnight lodging, for a fee, may
be found in the area. Helpful links include the Greater
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Visit NH, and Greenfield State Park.
For participants planning any necessary air travel to the event, we recommend Manchester-Boston Regional Airport as
one convenient alternative, located approximately 35 miles from the venue.
Racers will be responsible for the information in the Runners Participant
Guide. This document will be updated, as needed, throughout the pre-event period. The final version of the
document will also be available at the venue.
All racers are generally expected to pick up their racer packet on Saturday,
the day before the race, between the hours of 2 – 9 PM,
at the start/finish venue at Oak Park.
There may be an opportunity for Sunday morning pick-up for those that cannot
get to the venue on Saturday without undue hardship. This is packet pick-up
only. No new registrations will be allowed on Sunday morning. Participants must
pick up their own packets. Photo ID is required. If you are under the age of
18, a parent or legal guardian must also be present.
The primary beneficiary will be Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, which is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families. This event specifically supports their accessible recreation and sports program. This program aims to bring people living with disabilities together with family and friends in a a range of accessible recreational and sport activities. Visit their website for more information on, or to make an additional donation to, this charitable organization.
Early Bird Registration fee, until March 31st
Regular Registration fee, April 1st - July
Late Online Registration fee, August
Registration, at venue, on Saturday, August 17th, if spots
still available---- $130
Entry fee is all-inclusive. Registration fee includes,
entry, aid stations with food and fluids, SAG wagon support, pre-race breakfast
food, post-race barbeque, complimentary campsite Saturday night at the
start/finish venue (no RV hook-ups, but within sight of the start/finish line),
and participant souvenirs.
No refunds after July 31st. All refunds will have a
$30 processing fee. Entry fees that are not eligible for refund will be
recognized as a charitable donation to Crotched Mountain
A donation receipt will be issued upon timely request via email to the event
No transfers of entry without prior approval of event director. Any request for
transfer must be submitted by August 10th, and a transfer fee will be assessed.
Sorry---No carryover of entry to future years.
Custom medals and merchandise will be awarded to top placings. Cash awards available, contingent on sufficient entries in class.
For those looking for a hint of trail terrain,
check out the videos of past
mountain bike events held on some, but not all of, the same trails. (For
example---don't expect to see the railroad grade and bridge on race day----it's
only for the bikers!)