Black & White 2 Peak Challenge

Black & White 2 Peak Challenge - Black Mountain, Rumford

September 24th, 2017 ~ 9am  

Online registration closes on September 22nd at 10am

Fee: $50 with prizes for top three overall, first in 10 year age groupings 

The Event (2 Peak Challenge) 

The Western Mountains of Maine, in beautiful Rumford, are one of Maine's iconic scenic areas.

The Black & White 2 Peak Challenge offers an exceptionally hilly, technical single-track point to point trail race that takes you up & down 2 mountains. If you're not begging for mercy during the first climb, you will be on the second. Running this challenging 8.7 mile  2 peak ascent with 2750' of elevation gain & a 2450' of loss will definitely make you question your own sanity. The course is both technical & scenic & will have you traversing a large bare ledge, tearing through dense forest, hammering down single-track switchbacks, jumping streams, & up steep slopes. 

This is a rugged trail race whose distance & elevation profile comine for an extremely challenging test, even for the fittest endurance athletes. The course travels along hiking trails with sections that must be negotiated very carefully. Make sure to steal a peek or two at the highest elevations..it'll be worth the effort.

Course Overview:  

2 Peak Challenge - 8.7 miles. "2 Peak Challenge" A Challenging 8.7 mile two peak ascent with 2750’ of vertical gain & a 2450’ descent. Beginning at the bottom of the East Andover Road, ascending to the top of Whitecap, descending down to the valley & climbing to the top of Black Mountain, continuing down the Allagash trail & glades, finishing in front of the base lodge. 

All event details including registration: http://www.skiblackmountain.org

 

 

Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sport: 
Running / Trails & Hiking
City: 
Rumford
Annual Event: 
Yes