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Mt Washington

The 2019 Mt. Washington Road Race will be held on Saturday June 15, on the Mt. Washington auto road. Every year the Winner’s Circle Running Club sends a large group of runners to “the Mountain” for a challenging run followed by a great post-race cookout. This is a lottery controlled event, so if you were not selected in the March lottery you can not run this year.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday February 11th – Registration Selection Opens (Lottery System)

Monday February 25th – Registration Selection Closes

Thursday February 28th – Race Selection Winners Announced

WCRC Lottery Waivers for the Mt Washington Road Race

The lottery drawing for the Mt Washington Road Race was held today, Thursday February 28. If you applied to the lottery and got accepted, you should have gotten an email from RunReg.com indicating that you were accepted and they charged your credit card $95. You should also have received an email if you applied to the lottery and got rejected.

If you applied to the lottery and didn’t get accepted, you can ask for one of the WCRC waivers!

WCRC has ten additional race numbers that are given directly to the club to issue to club members, in return for managing the first water stop on the way up (the runners who get these numbers still have to pay the $95 race entry fee of course). These numbers are given out by the club based on a variety of criteria including the need to fill out teams, past service at the water stop, other service to the club, and so forth.

THE TURNAROUND FOR THE CLUB NUMBERS MUST BE EXTREMELY QUICK AGAIN THIS YEAR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A CLUB NUMBER, PLEASE EMAIL TRICIA AT president@runthecircle.org BY SUNDAY MARCH 3 AT 5:00 PM.

PEOPLE WHO GOT TURNED DOWN IN THE LOTTERY ARE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR THE WAIVER NUMBERS, SO IF YOU APPLIED FOR THE LOTTERY AND GOT REJECTED, BE SURE TO FORWARD YOUR REJECTION EMAIL TO TRICIA AS WELL. ALSO INDICATE WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR A WAIVER IN TERMS OF PAST SERVICE TO THE CLUB, PARTICIPATION IN CLUB EVENTS, ETC. IF YOU DID NOT APPLY TO THE LOTTERY BUT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A CLUB WAIVER NUMBER, EMAIL TRICIA JUST IN CASE THERE ARE EXTRA WAIVERS AVAILABLE AFTER THE LOTTERY REJECTIONS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR.

MAKE SURE THAT YOUR REQUEST FOR A LOTTERY BYPASS NUMBER INCLUDES BOTH AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND A TELEPHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED RELIABLY. KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR A CLUB WAIVER YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO REGISTER IMMEDIATELY UPON NOTIFICATION. THE BOARD WILL NEED TO DECIDE EARLY THE FOLLOWING WEEK WHO WILL GET THE WAIVER NUMBERS, SO THAT THE INDIVIDUALS SELECTED CAN REGISTER BEFORE THE REGISTRATION WINDOW CLOSES ON FRIDAY MARCH 8.

If you are selected for a waiver, there will be no time to deliberate. WCRC has the priviledge of giving out ten lottery bypass numbers, but we also have the obligation to provide ten paid entries. Please do not ask for a club waiver number if you are not fully committed to using it immediately to register.

IMPORTANT: The WCRC lottery bypass entries are only available to WCRC members, and recipients MUST register in the “Individual” race category as members of the “Winners Circle Running Club” race team.

 

Registration Selection and other important details can be found on the race web site: 2019 Mt. Washington Road Race

However, WCRC also staffs the first water stop on the mountain. Being first, the WCRC stop is a good one for volunteers: it is very busy (no hanging out needed) but for a relatively compact period of time since the runners are not yet fully spread out over the Mt. This is a great way to see the race and enjoy the post-race cookout/party at the base of the mountain.

If you would prefer to see the race from the summit, you can help out as a volunteer driver. Cars are sent to the top prior to the race in order to provide transportation to the runners headed back down after the finish. Often, WCRC has runners willing to send their cars to the top (in order to ensure rides back down) but with no one to drive them up. Note that generally you only have to drive up the Mt (the easy direction). The owner of the car will drive it back down (the hard direction). If you’d like to drive someone’s car to the top and watch the race finish from the summit, the easiest thing to do is to contact directly any WCRC member you know who is running and volunteer to drive their car or give them a ride down. Note that race rules only allow one person per car (the driver) on the way up prior to the race. Each car must bring at least 3 runners back down.

You need to register if you would like to be a WCRC volunteer at the Mountain.

Click here to for instructions on how to register as a WCRC volunteer at the 2019 Mt. Washington Road Race

or contact Doug Zechel at doug@smilinwideatryeharbor.com.