June 24th, 2023
Learn more about the Delta Dental Mountain Challenge!!
Stats: 2.75 miles, 3500ft of gain
The course starts at the base station at the Cog Railway in Bretton Woods, NH. Runners will take the path alongside the tracks to the summit of Mount Washington. The course begins on dirt/gravel where is gradually becomes steeper as you approach Jacobs Ladder which is about a 37% grade. From Jacobs Ladder the runners will begin to experience the large boulder fields that make the Presidential Range one of the most technical areas in the country. The race ends on the summit of Mount Washington along side the Cog.
The weather can be extreme and temperatures can be in the 70’s at the base and snowing at the top. Winds can be intense.
The views from the course are incredible as you look at the entire Presidential Range from both sides of the course.
Aid: There will be water at Waumbek Station which is about a mile up the course.
Crew: No Crew allowed
Pacers: No Pacers are allowed
Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes and a large portion of the course over the mountain is fully exposed to the elements. Be responsible.
We don’t have mandatory gear but here is our recommended list:
There are many hotels and camping areas in the area of Bretton Woods.
There are private and USFS campgrounds in the area.
Camping near the race start
Hotels near the race start
Richie Blake. Password: RaceTheCog2022
Can I opt out of the train ride to lower my entry?