Crotched Mtn Hundred
THE HAMPSHIRE 100 ENDURANCE EVENT LIVES ON!
Touted as one of the premier endurance events in Southern NH, the Crotched Mtn Hundred event winds through three towns in Southern NH's beautiful Monadnock Region. Previously titled the Hampshire 100 event, this will be the 11th year of ultra-endurance events in Southern NH.
Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride is continuing the tradition of the Hampshire 100 race hosted in Greenfield at Oak Park! The race has been a huge success over the last decade and Crotched Mtn is looking to build on that success for the future. The ski area will now host the staging area, on-site camping and event venue at their location in Bennington, NH which has been a part of the race course in the past. In addition, an outdoor BBQ and beer garden are planned for 2017 and the event date will be moved to a Saturday, Aug 19. The new event organizers are excited for this shift in the Hampshire 100 event and look forward to hosting in Aug. Huge kudos to the previous event organizers and as this event has become a premier endurance event in NH.
The Crotched Mtn Hundred will be a complete event weekend, with live music, bonfires, daily BBQ's, a vendor/sponsor village, short-course rides around the event venue and group-led rides. This will be a complete bike weekend, in the heart of Southern NH. Come celebrate getting outside in nature, whether it be on a bike seat, or just on your feet!
Date: Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Staging Location/Event Venue: Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride: 615 Francestown Road, Bennington, NH 03442
Registration: Register here for the 2017 Crotched Mtn Hundred Events
Race Rules: All racers are expected to review, know and abide by the rules set forth here. Please review the document here, prior to registering for the event.
Entry fees are on a two-tier scale, as the event date approaches. Prices will increase by up to $30 on Friday, July 14, so lock in your registration now.
- 100 Mile Bike
- MEN OPEN (NUE points); $160 Pre July 14, $185 After
- WOMEN OPEN (NUE points); $160 Pre July 14, $185 after
- SINGLESPEED OPEN (NUE points); $160 Pre July 14, $185 after
- MASTERS MEN (50+ years of age; NUE points); $160 Pre July 14, $185 after
- 100 KM BIKE
- ELITE MEN (NUE points); $130 Pre July 14, $150 after
- ELITE WOMEN (NUE points); $130 Pre July 14, $150 after
- EXPERT MEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- EXPERT WOMEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- SPORT MEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- SPORT WOMEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- NOVICE MEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- NOVICE WOMEN; $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- MASTER MEN (50+ years of age; NUE points); $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- SINGLESPEED OPEN (NUE points); $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- CLYDESDALE OPEN (200+ pound category); $120 Pre July 14, $140 after
- 50 KM BIKE
- EXPERT MEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- EXPERT WOMEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- SPORT MEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- SPORT WOMEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- NOVICE MEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- NOVICE WOMEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- MASTERS MEN (50+ years of age); $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- FAT TIRE OPEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- 100 KM TRAIL RUN
- OPEN MEN; $120 Pre July 14, $135 after
- OPEN WOMEN; $120 Pre July 14, $135 after
- 50 KM TRAIL RUN
- OPEN MEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
- OPEN WOMEN; $55 Pre July 14, $70 after
Race Divisions Explained
Expert and Elite riders are highly advanced and experienced. They are able to ride the most advanced technical terrain and have the experience to know when to get off the bike and run. Experts and Elites are at the peak of physical strength and endurance, and have the mental stamina to ride through significant pain.
Sport class riders generally race the same courses as Expert riders. They are experienced mountain bike racers and are able to ride most technical terrain. While not quite physically at the same level as Expert riders, they are in excellent physical condition. Sport riders have developed important racing skills such as passing in awkward conditions and pacing.
Novice riders are most often beginner racers. They are not necessarily able to ride all the technical terrain, or complete all the climbs that Sport and Expert riders can. Novice race courses are often, but not always, shorter or easier than Sport or Expert courses.
Trail Description: A collection of single and endurance friendly double track on a 33 mile loop course. Description of trails from start: Right off the bat, racers will depart the ski area and begin winding up the mtn, for a "spreading out" loop, that willonly be completed for lap #1. From there, competitors dive right into the woods and begin their 33 mile loops. Among the notable new trails included is Big Rock Trail, expected to quickly become a rave favorite among competitors. It is approximately 1.5 miles of mostly downhill, with one of those giant New Hampshire boulders dead center that is bridged on both sides, making for a great ride over. (Yes, a detour is available for those desiring one.) A brief stint of dirt woods road sets the rider up for the home stretch of the "Triple F" singletrack (Fast, Flowing, and Fun) that Greenfield Trails Association is so well known for. Although some of the "challenging favorites" of the past have been tabled again for this year, this still should be considered an adventurous ride of no small measure, as New Hampshire is known to dish out. Plenty of singletrack to test the skills and soul. There is also approximately 3900 feet of elevation gain on the loop, translating to nearly 12,000 feet for those taking on the 100 mile challenge.
Estimated Course Composition:
60% Doubletrack/Jeep Trails
25% Singletrack (technical and New Englandy)
10% Dirt Road
5% Paved Road
This year's course will be very similar to the trail run course in year's past, when the event was the Hampshire 100. The 50 K loop passes through three towns (100 K runners do 2 laps.) The 50 and 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, with significant stretches reserved solely for trail runners. The trails will wind through the beautiful, varied, and frequently challenging terrain of Southern New Hampshire.
• NUE classes (100-mile option) - Cash purse, merchandise, and unique Hampshire 100 medals
• Elite classes (100 K option) - Cash purse, merchandise, and unique Hampshire 100 medals
• All other 100 K classes - merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals, per prizing grid
• All 50 K classes - merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals, per prizing grid
• First place finishers - the famous H100 windchime
• All finishers will receive a custom event finisher medal
Custom medals and merchandise will be awarded to top placings in each class, along with the famous Hampshire 100 windchimes for those standing at the top of the podium. All finishers will receive custom finisher medals. Classes include: 50K-Open men, 50K-Open women, 100K-Open men, and 100K-Open women.
ON-SITE CAMPING. $20 per campsite.
Want to stay on-site to make things easy, we've got you covered. For $20, we'll reserve you a 10' x 10' space on the event venue site. The cost is $20 for a two-night stay (Fri and Sat night), which includes 24 hr restroom access, trash receptacles and a 10'x10' space for tent and belongings. Most campsites are on relatively flat grassy areas. Cars will NOT be parked next to camping area, but close-by in another parking lot. RV parking is also available, but no sewer or water hook-ups are available. All campsites will need to be empty by 12:00 pm Noon on Sunday, after the event. This means that the site is totally clean of trash, personal belongings and any sign that you were there, please. Pack it in, pack it out.
Camping can be added on to an event registration, via the registration sites. See the reg links above. If you've already registered and just want to to add-on camping, you can do so at the pre-registration party on Friday, Aug 18, upon arrival. Cash only.
CROTCHED MOUNTAIN RESORT
Location: Francestown, NH; 1 mile from event venue
Contact: (603) 588-2000
Great view of slopes, Spacious condo-suites with fireplace and restaurant. Great packages all season!
INN AT CROTCHED MOUNTAIN-BED AND BREAKFAST
Location: Francestown, NH; 1 mile from event venue
Contact: (603) 588-6840
This c. 1822 country inn is located on the side of Crotched Mountain, with breathtaking views. 13 comfortable guest rooms, three with fireplaces. Full country breakfast included. Closest accomodations to Crotched Mountain ski and ride!
Event Rate: 10% discount on a two-night stay during event weekend! Mention Crotched Mtn Hundred event to utilize event rate.
Location: Rindge, NH; 22 miles from event venue
Contact: (603) 532-8341
The Woodbound Inn is located in Rindge, New Hampshire in the heart of the Monadnock Region. The Inn offers lakeside accommodations on Lake Contoocook and four season activities and dining.
Location: Hancock, NH; 7.5 mile from event venue
Contact: (603) 525-3318
The Hancock Inn is the oldest inn in New Hampshire, and one of the oldest bed and breakfasts in New England.
COMFORT INN BY CHOICE HOTELS
Location: 298 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH; 27 miles from event venue
Contact: (603) 668-2600
Event Rate: $119 – Standard King or Two Queen Guest Room; Mention Crotched Mtn Hundred event to utilize event rate.
QUALITY INN BY CHOICE HOTELS
Location: 55 John E Devine Dr. Manchester, NH; 28 miles from event venue
Contact: (603) 668-6110
Event Rate: $114 Standard King or Two Queen Guest Room; Mention Crotched Mtn Hundred event to utilize event rate.
FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT
Location: 860 South Porter St. Manchester, NH 03103; 28 miles from event venue
Contact: (603) 625-2020
Event Rate: $124 Standard King or Two Queen Guest Rooms; Mention Crotched Mtn Hundred event to utilize event rate.
FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES-HOOKSETT
Location: 8 Bell Ave, Hooksett, NH 03106; 35 miles from event venue
Contact: (603) 606-5485
Event Rate: King room (1 bed) $114, Queen room (2 beds) $124
SLEEP INN-MANCHESTER AIRPORT
Location: 72 Perkins Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053; 33 miles to event venue
Contact: (603) 425-2110
Event Rate: King Room (1 bed) $99, Double Room (2 beds) $109
The Crotched Mtn Hundred's new Event Director will be Andy Gendron, the Director of Marketing and Events at Crotched Mtn Ski and Ride. Andy has years of experience working in the Ski Industry, but has also worked on a variety of small and large-scale Mtn Bike event projects. For example, he managed the Eastern States Cup Enduro and Downhill series at Killington Mtn for two Summers, sat on the event committee for the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge in Sugarloaf, founded the annual Fat Tire Festival at Sugarloaf and acted as the liason between the CR Nemba chapter and the resort as they built out the trail network to incorporate resort land. He's super excited about getting into the NH bike scene and looks forward to meeting all the great racers, volunteers and event planners.
Contact Andy Gendron; 207 694 1957; firstname.lastname@example.org