USA Track & Field has Selected the 50K of the Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50k as the USATF 50k Trail National Championship for 2023!
The Ragged 75 Stage Race is a challenging 75-mile race with approximately 15,500 feet of elevation gain that includes very technical single-track, steep climbs & descents, double track, fire roads, dirt/gravel roads & pavement. Generous cut-offs and a very supportive family environment help determined hikers to make it through successfully. We have also reduced the price to make the race financially accessible to more people. We have also added a 50k on Sunday to make the race accessible to folks who can not get away for 3 days.
The race predominantly follows a 75-mile loop of hiking trails, surrounding Lake Sunapee in Western/Central, NH called the SRKG Greenway (Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway).
For the 3-day stage race, Competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 24 miles in Stage 1 (summiting Mt. Ragged & Mt. Kearsarge), 23 miles in Stage 2 (summiting Mt. Sunapee) and 33 miles in Stage 3.
For the 50k, Competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 33 miles and 6,300 ft of vertical
The course is great, but the stage format and support from the race organization is what makes this event special and unique. We really try hard to create a family atmosphere and be as supportive as we can to the racers. There is a detailed course briefing each night in which experiences from the day are also shared.
Overnight Camping for the first night will be at Wadleigh State Park and the Overnight camping on the second night will be at Sunapee Middle High School with access to bathrooms, showers, and electricity. At the end of the day, spend your free time recovering and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow competitors, family, and friends. For those wanting a different type of challenge and an intimate race experience…, we look forward to seeing you in August.
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