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O2X Summit Challenge

Friday, October 17, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014

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From riverbank to mountaintop, the O2X Summit Challenge at Loon Mountain offers racers an iconic racing experience. If the stunning scenery of fall in the White Mountains doesn't take your breath away, then bagging three peaks and climbing more than 2,100 vertical feet definitely will.

Single Diamond Course
Starting at Base Camp near the banks of the Pemigewasset River, runners will traverse old logging trails, climb steep glades, and bushwhack through stunning fall foliage as they make their way to the 2,750-foot summit of Loon Peak. Along the way, racers will climb 1,750 vertical feet, tag two summits, and take in breathtaking views of Franconia Notch to the north, Mount Moosilauke to the West, and Mount Washington to the east.

Double Diamond Course
After grunting through much of the single diamond course, the double-diamond racers continue their journey by navigating a craggy maze of glacial caves. These tightly spaced prehistoric boulders will test racers' agility and mental awareness. In the final quarter-mile of the race, runners will climb 400 grueling vertical feet up a densely forested mountainside and leap from rock to rock until they break through the forest barrier. With one final sprint, runners reach the 3,050-foot summit of North Peak where they will be rewarded with cool breezes and a view that stretches all the way to Mount Washington. "It's the best finishing view of any of our races."- O2X Co-Founder Paul McCullough

 

Friday, October 17

4 a.m. - 10 p.m. Registration and entertainment at Octagon Lodge

Saturday, October 18

6 a.m.-10 a.m. Registration at Octagon Lodge

6 a.m. - 10 a.m. Breakfast at Octagon Lodge

8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Race starts, with heats every 15 minutes

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Post-race festivities at Octagon Base Area

Register for the O2X Summit challenge today!