Jun 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Mount Washington Road Race

1 Mount Washington Auto Road

Gorham NH, 03581


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Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 7.6M

Type: Hill Climb

Participant Limit: 1200

Starting Elevation: 1638

High Point: 6288

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 15%

First Year of the Event: 1961

Men's Record: Jonathan Wyatt: 56:41

Masters Men Record: Simon Gutierrez: 1:01:33

Women's Record: Shewarge Amare: 1:08:21

Masters Women Record: Nicole Hunt: 1:12:58


The 2020 race has been cancelled.

This historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from across New England, throughout the U.S., and from countries as close as Canada and as far away as Kenya, to make the grueling climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. As the race begins its second half-century, this challenging annual event is now officially an in-house operation of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the private organization that owns the ultra-steep 7.6-mile Auto Road where the race is held. The organization maintains overall ownership and supervision of the event. Credit for the first timed run up Mt. Washington goes to George Foster, who performed the feat in 1904 when he was a medical student, to impress his friends. He completed the climb in 1:42. In 1936 some of Dr. Foster’s friends organized a Mt. Washington road race in his honor. Twelve runners finished. The race was held again in 1937 and 1938, with larger fields each time.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 17, 2023

Held on Jun 18, 2022

Held on Jun 19, 2021

Held on Jun 20, 2020

Held on Jun 15, 2019

Held on Jun 16, 2018

Held on Jun 17, 2017

Held on Jun 18, 2016

Held on Jun 20, 2015

Held on Jun 21, 2014

Held on Jun 15, 2013

Held on Jun 16, 2012

Held on Jun 18, 2011

Held on Jun 19, 2010

Held on Jun 20, 2009

Held on Jun 21, 2008

Held on Jun 16, 2007

Held on Jun 17, 2006

Held on Jun 18, 2005

Held on Jun 19, 2004

Held on Jun 21, 2003

Held on Jun 15, 2002

Held on Jun 16, 2001

Held on Jun 17, 2000

Held on Jun 19, 1999

Held on Jun 20, 1998

Held on Jun 14, 1997

Held on Jun 15, 1996