Jul 09, 2023 at 8:30 AM

Loon Mountain Race

60 Loon Mountain Road

Lincoln NH, 03251


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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 10K

Series: 2022 USATF Championship

Type: Hill Climb

Starting Elevation: 1000

High Point: 3000

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

First Year of the Event: 2006


Over the years our Loon Mountain Race has developed quite a following here in the northeast. The reputation as one of the region’s toughest races is due in large part to the kilometer ascent of North Peak via the black diamond trail known as Upper Walking Boss. “The Boss”, as it’s affectionately known, is roughly a kilometer of grassy slope with angles that exceed a dizzying 40% grade! And recently the word has spread outside of the region as well. Our race has received a number of national accolades as well.

The race will begin in Parking Area C and wind its way up to the cat track/service road to the right of Governor Adams Lodge and then travel along the service road heading up Loon Mountain before veering into the Nordic Ski trail network. After this relatively new section of course it follows a traditional combination of dirt trail, service roads, and ski trails to the Summit Lodge at the top of the Gondola. The course works its way over and up to the summit of North Peak via the infamous Upper Walking Boss black diamond trail. The race will finish in 2018 at the top of North Peak. The course averages approximately 14% grade with some sections of more than 40%!

Host of the USATF Mountain Running Championships in 2018, 2016, 2014 and 2012.

Find even more 2018 race photos by Joe Viger Photography.

Overall Race Prize Money
Prize Money will be distributed to the Top 3 Men and Women and Top Master and Top Senior (M&F).

Prize money will be awarded as follows:
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
Top Master (age 40+): $50
Top Senior (age 50+): $50

Upper Walking Boss Preme Presented by
Northeast Delta Dental
$1500 in Prize Money will be distributed to Top 3 Men and Women on UWB

We’ll have a timing mat at the bottom of UWB and at the top at the finish line.
Three fastest times for both genders will win these premes:
1st $400
2nd $250
3rd $100

Loon Mountain Race Gear: https://six03.myshopify.com/collections/loon-mountain-race

Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.



Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 09, 2023

Held on Jul 10, 2022

Held on Jul 12, 2020

Held on Jul 07, 2019

Held on Jul 08, 2018

Held on Jul 02, 2017

Held on Jul 03, 2016

Held on Jul 05, 2015

Held on Jul 06, 2014

Held on Jul 07, 2013

Held on Jul 08, 2012

Held on Jul 03, 2011

Held on Jul 04, 2010

Held on Jul 05, 2009

Held on Jul 06, 2008

Held on Jul 08, 2007

Held on Jun 24, 2006

Event Results

View 2018 Results