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The Mt. Washington Road Race

Distance: 7.56 miles / 12.17 km
Location: Start: Great Glen Outdoor Center
White Mountain National Forest - Gorham, NH, US
Attributes: point-to-point, all hills, roads
Description: THERE IS ONLY ONE HILL! The Mt. Washington Road Race is the oldest mountain race in the United States. In 1904 George Foster ran up the auto road in 1:42 - faster than any car had made the trip. In 1936 some of George Foster's friends organized a Mt. Washington road race in his honor. Twelve runners finished that year. The race was held again in 1937 and 1938, with larger fields each time. During the war years the race was forgotten, but it was held again in 1961 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mt. Washington Carriage Road. The race has been held continously ever since. The race is the 2004 and 2006 USATF Mountain Running National Championship. Mt. Washington has also been a selection race for the 2004 and 2006 Teva US Mountain Running Team. For more info go to: http://www.gsrs.com/mwrr
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Added by Richard Bolt on 12/3/2005
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