Here's a preview of a race we're working on for early Spring in the sorely under appreciated Belknap Range in New Hampshire's Lakes Region, 45 minutes from Concord and 1h 45m from Boston. Both long and short course options will be available. Registration will be open very soon on RunReg! We will also have an event page on our website. Please check back soon!
I stopped by the site today to map a possible route. It's looking like a challenging 8 - 10 mile course with impressive views of Lake Winnepesauke and the Southern Whites. I can't wait to see what the views have in store once the trees have shed their autumnal garb! The course will start runners on Gunstock's XC trails, around a roller coaster of inclines and downhill before they hit an absolutely beautiful ridge taking them to Mt. Rowe. From Rowe runners will head up winding switch back with great views into the Belknap range off the back of Gunstock Mt before reaching the summit. From the summit runners will bomb, or carefully pick their way down to the Cobble Mt. XC trails where they'll hit one more climb up Cobble before coming in to the finish.
Click on the maps below to take a closer look at these trails! Click here to look at the route on Strava.