Note that some exciting happenings are planned for the 9th edition of this premier event. Hampshire 100 is known as an event that defines "adventure" in spades, with every year having a different set of challenges. This year the event director feels it is due for a "kinder, gentler" version of the adventure. One that is also more inclusive of those new to the endurance genre.
Therefore, expect a significant course change for the endurance events; one that will feature an approximate 33 mile loop. The endurance course will say goodbye for now to some of the historically more challenging sections, and instead further wrap in previously unused fun stuff.
Still an adventure, still a challenge, still soulful, and still fun.
Competitive options will be available in 50 kilometer, 100 kilometer, and 100 mile (1, 2, or 3 lap) classes. See further course description below.
Come join us for a celebration of enjoying a healthy lifestyle through quality competitive events.
The full schedule of events for the Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend:
Saturday, August 15th:
Sunday August 16th:
PART OF THE NATIONAL ULTRA ENDURANCE SERIES (NUE) - The first event in New England to become part of this prestigious endurance series.
PART OF THE NEW ENGLAND ENDURANCE SERIES (NEES) - Bringing a local endurance championship series to New England riders. All entrants in the 100 K and 100 mile classes will qualify to earn NEES points, based upon time taken at the 100 K point (finish line for 100 kilometer, lap point for 100 mile classes.) 100 milers must finish their entire race for lap point time to count.
EVENT WEBSITE---Be sure to check for periodic event director updates.
A true endurance event. Have you got what it takes to make it to the finish line?
Test your skills and stamina at the ninth annual edition of this premier mountain bike race.
Open and nearly flat road/dirt road for a fast 4 miles of warm-up, followed by a great combination of rideable woods doubletrack and singletrack, with plenty of passing opportunities. Then enough fun and challenging singletrack after that to keep you smiling. Among the notable new trails included is Big Rock Trail, expected to quickly become a rave favorite among competitors. It is approximately 1.5 miles of mostly downhill, with one of those giant New Hampshire boulders dead center that is bridged on both sides, making for a great ride over (yes---detour is available for those desiring one…). A brief stint of dirt woods road sets the rider up for the home stretch of the “Triple F” singletrack (Fast, Flowing, and Fun) that Greenfield Trails Association is so well known for.
For returning competitors, the planned first dozen miles will be very familiar, nearly identical to that of the second lap beginning for the 100 milers in 2014. The last dozen miles of the course will also be very familiar, as it will follow much of last year’s singletrack leading back towards Oak Park. This is the section that many competitors have in the past wished that they still had a bit of leg and energy left to do justice to, really rip it, and enjoy. This may the year!
Although some of the “challenging favorites” of the past have been tabled for this year, this still should be considered an adventurous ride of no small measure, as New Hampshire is known to dish out. Plenty of singletrack to test the skills and soul. There is also approximately 3900 feet of elevation gain on the loop, translating to nearly 12,000 feet for those taking on the 100 mile challenge.
There will be manned and self-serve aid stations on course. The manned feed stations will be at approximate 10 miles intervals, with self-serve stations strategically placed in-between (more information in Participant Guide). Each manned feed station will have a posted closing time. Any rider arriving at the feed station past the designated closing will NOT be allowed to continue on course, and will be returned to the venue via SAG wagon. This is for the safety of all.
Please note that the course crosses many private landowner areas, and these areas are NOT open for pre-riding. Doing so will jeopardize future editions of the event. We take seriously the privacy rights of our generous landowners, and expect all participants to do likewise. If interested in previewing some of the trails passing over private properties near the end of the course, Greenfield Trails Association may again offer led pre-rides on Saturday afternoon/evening.
We request all participants to use the utmost care and courtesy while passing over nearly 50 landowner properties. As invited guests, we certainly should NOT leave ANY items behind. We consider this unacceptable guest behavior. Please make sure to read the Participant Guide for further discussion on proper disposal of items while on course.
Racers will be responsible for the information in the Participant Guide.
Venue address: Oak Park, 791 Forest Road, Greenfield, NH 03047
If a participant does not wish to take advantage of the complimentary rough camping at the venue (available Saturday night only), more traditional overnight lodging, for a fee, may be found in the area. Helpful links include the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Visit NH, and Greenfield State Park.
For participants planning any necessary air travel to the event, we recommend Manchester-Boston Regional Airport as one convenient alternative, located approximately 35 miles from the venue.
Early Bird registration fee until April 15th:
$140 ---- 100 milers
$105 ---- Elites @ 100 Km
$ 95 ---- all other 100 Km classes
$ 50 ---- all 50 Km classes
Registration fee, April 16th – June 30th:
$165 ---- 100 milers
$130 ---- Elites@ 100 Km
$120 ---- all other 100 Km classes
$ 55 ---- all 50 Km classes
Registration fee, July 1st- August 13th at 10:00 AM:
$180 ---- 100 milers
$145 ---- Elites@ 100 Km
$135 ---- all other 100 Km classes
$ 60 ---- all 50 Km classes
Registration fee, Saturday, August 15th, 2 - 9 PM at the venue (Absolutely no new registrations
taken on Sunday morning, August 16th):
$200 ---- 100 milers
$165 ---- Elites@ 100 Km
$155 ---- all other 100 Km classes
$ 70 ---- all 50 Km classes
Entry fee is all-inclusive. Registration fee includes entry/licensing, aid stations with food and fluids, SAG wagon support, pre-race breakfast food, post-race meal, complimentary campsite Saturday night at the start/finish venue (no hook-ups, but within sight of the start/finish line), post-race shower facilities, finisher medals, podium medals and prizing per published list, and participant souvenirs. (Note--the venue can only accommodate camping for a single night-on Saturday evening. Participants will need to seek alternative arrangements and locations for additional nights, if needed.) For competitors in the 100 mile category, they will be eligible to earn National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series Championship points.
Please note that while the 50 kilometer competitors will enjoy all the benefits cited in the preceding paragraph, there are three differences that apply to the competitors in this category.
- 50 K competitors will not qualify for Hampshire 100 Hardcore status
- 50 K competitors will not qualify for New England Endurance Series points
- 50 K competitors may have some limitations on Saturday evening campsite locations, as preference will be given to 100K and 100 mile competitors for sites with close access to Pit Stop Row on course.
Sorry---Absolutely no refunds after July 31st. Refunds prior to that date, for whatever reason, including event cancellation, will have a $30 processing fee.
Any transfer requests between riders must be completed by August 10th. Transfers will have a $35 processing fee. The replacement racer will enter via the transfer option, pay the transfer fee, and enter all normal data, plus the original rider name, class, and confirmation code sent via email to original rider. The original entry fee is to be handled separately between the two parties. After event director review of transfer application, the new racer will be added and the original rider removed.
Sorry---No carryover of entry to future year.
PRIZING: (see prizing schedule)
- NUE classes (100 mile option) - Cash purse (see sliding scale); merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals (see prizing schedule); custom event finisher medals for all finishers
- Elite classes in 100 K option - Cash purse (see sliding scale); merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals (see prizing schedule); custom event finisher medals for all finishers
- All other 100 K classes - merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals to top finishers in each class (see prizing schedule); custom event finisher medals for all finishers
- All 50 K classes - merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals to top finishers in each class (see prizing schedule); custom event finisher medals for all finishers
- Top Finisher in each class - the famous H100 windchimes
- All pre-registrants will also be entered in a random drawing for various gift certificate and miscellaneous merchandise items, which will be distributed at check-in.
All racers are generally expected to pick up their racer packet on Saturday, August 15th, between the hours of 2 – 9 PM, at the start/finish venue. There will be an opportunity for Sunday morning pick-up for those that cannot get to the venue on Saturday without undue hardship. This is packet pick-up only. No new registrations will be allowed on Sunday morning. Participants must pick up their own packets. Photo ID is required. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must also be present.
Check out videos of past events at www.hampshire100.com and DirtWire.tv