Crotched Mtn Hundred
THE HAMPSHIRE 100 ENDURANCE EVENT LIVES ON!
The 2017 race was hosted on Saturday, Aug 19. See the race results above. All below information pertains to the 2017 race event. However, we'll lock in our 2018 dates ASAP and will e-mail all racers and vendors, etc. We're already looking forward to 2018!
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, a skills area supported by local youth mtn biking (NEHSCA) 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: Dates for the 2018 race will be announced shortly. This information is for the 2017 race event that has already occurred.
- Registration in the division of your choice
- Swag bag courtesy of event sponsors
- Race packets with course map, start loop inset, participant guide and race rules
- 2017 Race Plate and/or Bib for Runners
- Race branded water bottle
- Complimentary Pre-Race Breakfast on Race Day (use race bib to get your pre-race breakfast); Saturday 4:30 am-6:30 am
- Complimentary Post-Race BBQ meal (meal ticket included in racer packet). Post-race to 8 pm (or later depending on finishing times).
Division Changes/Bib Transfer
Racers who have already registered can switch divisions up to the reg close deadline, with a $25 divisional change fee. If a racer chooses to withdraw from the competition, they have the choice to transfer their bib to another racer for a $25 fee.
Here's a look at the most important times for the CM Hundred race. For a complete schedule, please follow the link below:
Abbreviated Event Schedule
Friday Aug 18
|4:00 pm-8:00 pm||Bib Pick-up: Main Base Lodge Lobby|
|5:00 pm-8:00 pm||Live Music with Northern Stone-Event Tent|
|5:00 pm-8:00 pm||BBQ, Games and Beer Garden Open to Public|
Saturday Aug 19
Event Venue Opens to Public
|4:30 am-6:30 am||LATE Bib Pick-Up; Start and Finish Line|
|5:15 am||Mandatory Runner's Meeting-Start Line|
|5:30 am||100K and 50K runners START|
|6:30 am||Mandatory Biker Meeting-Start Line|
|6:45 am||100 Mile Mtn Bike START|
|6:48 am||100K Mtn Bike START|
|6:51 am||50K Mtn Bike START|
|10:00 am-12:00 pm||Live Music-Brian Murphy Acoustic|
|10:00 am||BBQ and Beer Garden OPEN-Closes at 8 pm|
|11:00 am||Kid's Bike Race-Register in Base Lodge Lobby|
|12:00 pm-3:00 pm||Live Music-The Motivators|
|4:15 pm||Course Cut-off at Event Venue/Finish Line|
|5:15 pm||Course Cut-off at Full-Serve Aid Station #1 (East Rd)|
|6:15 pm||Course Cut-off at Full-Serve Aid Station #2 (Oak Park)|
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.
- Average of 3,800 vertical climbing, per race lap (average taken via course recording on four different GPS units)
- 31.5 mile course, with 1.5 mile start loop
- Course covers three towns: Greenfield, Francestown and Bennington
- Burly climb to get back to finish line, over the last 5 miles of course
Here are the official course maps for the CM Hundred race! To be clear, this info is exclusively for review prior to the race. PRE-RIDING OR RUNNING IS NOT ALLOWED. We've received landowner permissions from 20+ indioviduals and entities across the region for use of the course on RACE DAY ONLY, as much of the land is private, etc. In order for us to continue to host this race, we MUST adhere to their request. We'll mark the course well and have provided some detailed maps. Any other questions, drop us a line. E-mail Organizers
Race Course Aid Stations
- (7) Self Service Aid Stations (See course map for mileage and locations on course)
- 11 gallons of water, with insulated water cooler at each. NO HEED.
- Gallon ziploc with candy and granola bars (limited stock)
- Trash bag and water cups
- (3) Full Service Aid Stations (See course map for mileage and locations on course)
- (2) 5 gallon HEED water coolers
- (2) 5 gallon water coolers
- Bananas, oranges, candy bars, granola bars, soda (coke and sprite), chips and other snacks.
- HAMMER gels, HAMMER electrolyte tabs and muscle cramp medicine
- Bug spray, paper towels, rags,
- Minimal bike tech kits: tubes (26, 27.5 and 29), CO2 cartridges, multi-tools, wire, zipties and other assorted emergency tech items.
To stretch out the pack at the race start, we've created a 1.5 mile start loop that will ridden ONLY for lap 1, for all racers, Mtn Bike and Train Run. See the official start loop map below, for specific details.
Google Earth Map File
If you'd like to get down to the nitty gritty and view the course map in Google Earth, download the below file and import it to Google Earth.
Download the Garmin GPS Course File
For a full breakdown of custom prizes, podium medals for each division and cash payouts for NUE mtn bike classes, please check out the prize page.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Kids under 12 can be a part of the racing action as well, with a kid's short course race on Saturday. Registration will be hosted in the base lodge lobby from 10:00 am-11:00 am, with the race going off at 11:30 am. The event will be free and will feature a short, kid friendly marked course, up and down the Launch Pad Ski Trail (bunny slope) that is located on the opposite side of the base lodge from the event venue/tent. The course is made up mostly of grass, so strider bikes may have trouble pushing uphill, but there will be plenty of space to ride around the Event Venue. Kid's race course will be open all day for fun riding! See venue map for specific location.
Kid's Race Divisions
- Kids 8 and Under
- Kids 8-12
The kid's race will be FREE, but all participants will have to register and have mom and dad complete a liability release form. If you'd like to get that done early, you can print, sign and bring the completed copy to registration. Helmets are REQUIRED. Any other questions, reach out via contact info listed below.
NEHSCA SKILLS COURSE-SUPPORT YOUTH MTN BIKING
A skills area with bridges, rollers, teeter totters and other fun obstacles will be built at the start/finish line for riding throughout the event. The skills course is managed, built and supported by NEHSCA, New England High School Cycling Association. Riders interested in checking out the skills area can pay a small fee, directly to the young folks from NEHSCA, at the skills area. All proceeds will directly benefit NEHSCA and youth mtn biking in the region.
365 CYCLES BIKE DEMO
Our friends from 365 cycles will be on-site to showcase their products, sell some gear and to demo some of their sweet mtn bike fleet. Demos will not be available for the actual CM Hundred race, but can be used in the base area and in NEHSCA skills course.
CROTCHED MTN ADAPTIVE RECREATION AND SPORTS-ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT DEMO
The CMARS crew from the Crotched Mountain Foundation will be on-site race day to showcase their program and to provide demos of their amazing adaptive bike equipment. Stop by, see what they're all about and check out their adaptive equipment.
Like in year's past, this race event will continue the tradition of supporting the Crotched Mountain Foundation and their Crotched Mountain Adaptive Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program. $10 per registered racer for the event will be donated to their great program. With a satellite location right here at the ski area for CMARS winter-time adaptive skiing and riding program, this race event and fundraising project just builds on the already strong bond between entities.
In order to execute an event like this, it takes a community! We would certainly appreciate the help and support of the local communities on this event. Follow the link below to review positions and to sign-up to volunteer!
- ALL volunteers will meet our Volunteer Manager, Rick McMullen, in the base lodge lobby at Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride, located at 615 Francestown Road, Bennington NH. The lobby is on the first floor, under the main entrance awning. He'll confirm contact info, explain the positions and make sure you can get to the right place, at the right time, etc. In the meantime, if you have questions, please e-mail the volunteer manager.
- Complimentary BBQ Lunch will be provided at the event venue on race day. BBQ available 10:30 am-8:00 pm. Lunch voucher will be included in volunteer position packet you'll receive when checking in for volunteering.
- Complimentary mid-week lift ticket voucher, valid for skiing and riding at Crotched Mountain any mid-week day, non-holiday of the 17-18 ski season.
- All volunteer positions are outside. Please bring plenty of water, an extra layer, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat for your time during the event.
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