5th Annual Up, Down & Around Challenge
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Take the Up, Down & Around Challenge!
This four-leg adventure race takes you on a 3-mile run on paved and off-road terrain, an 8-mile challenging yet scenic on-road bike race around the mountain, a hike up the mountain and finishes with a ski run to the finish! Do it solo or build a team!
Leg 1 3-mile Run: Starts in the Wachusett Parking lot, travels down the hill into lots 3 and 4, loops back around lot 3 and then retraces the course back to the base area.
Leg 2 Bike Race: Get a bird’s eye view of Princeton and Westminster in this 8–mile scenic ride on a mostly paved, but partially dirt road (1-mile section). You choose what type of bike you want to use!
Leg 3 Summit Climb*: How you get to the summit is up to you… hike, snowshoe, skin… just get there as fast as you can. And enjoy the views along the way.
Leg 4 Ski Run*: There’s no better way to finish the Challenge than on skis. Ski or snowboard down the mountain, turning around control gates to slightly slow your speed. There is no race course this year.
* The hike will start by going up Conifer, then connect with Upper Balance Rock to Roper's Road. The hike to ski transition will take place at the top of the Polar Express lift. The Ski Run will be a top-to-bottom run on 10th Mountain Trail.
** Individual competitors MUST carry all gear on the hike to the ski transition. Team competitors can have the skier ride the lift to the summit for the transition. Hikers must hike back down the hill as the lift cannot accommodate foot traffic. (a lift ticket will be provided to teams at registration).
Race Day Schedule of Events:
9:00am Race Start: All competitors
11:00am Post-race Party & Awards (once all competitors have finished)
Mountain Man/Woman: $50 per person
(Individual participant completing all 4 legs of the race independently)
Mountain Mini (Individual Under 18): $25 per person
Family / Open / Under 18 Team: $100 per team
(2 to 4 members teams with each member taking responsibility for 1-3 legs)
(Includes: race entry, swag, t-shirt, post-race snacks & party, and race support).
No Refunds. Please note that T-shirts are ONLY guaranteed to pre-registered participants. Those who sign up day-of will be provided a shirt while supplies last.
Two Ways to Register:
- Fill out the 2015 Application Form and mail it in with payment (liability forms can be signed at the event)
- On Active.com
Top 3 Overall - Mountain Men
Top 3 Overall - Mountain Women
Top 3 Overall - 18 & Under Individual Competitior
Top 3 Overall - Family Teams
Top 3 Overall - Open Teams
Top 3 Overall - 18 & Under Teams
Special Awards will be handed out for the top finishers in the run & bike divisions.
Good Luck & Have Fun!