Ascension Vertical Race

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Sep 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Ascension Vertical Race

719 Cherry Valley Rd

Gilford NH, 03249


Entry Fee $125
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 3H, 6H, 13H

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2021


Choose from 3, 6, and 13 hour options!

A few years back, I schemed up a mountain race at Gunstock Mountain Resort that involved zero descending. Hike or run up….rest, refuel, and prepare to give your next ascent your best effort!

Races are largely productions, with music and t-shirts and parties after. I wanted none of that. The race should BE the party. Not only would removing these elements allow us all to focus on what we are REALLY here for, it would also keep costs down for everyone, most importantly, the participant. Simple is always better.

What I didn’t consider was the dynamic of an “arena”-style race: lift riders talking to, and cheering on climbers. The race literally breeds its own spectators! It was a welcome, hilariously-fun surprise.

Choose from 3 and 6 hour lift-descending races, which start at 9am.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 11, 2021

Event Results