Races can be all-uphill, or cover up-and-down course. While single loop are most common, there may be multiple loop courses. Footing in mountain races may be on pavement, trail, or a combination. Paths can be wide and well-worn or single-track, and requiring uninterrupted attention.
In any case, don't wear new white shoes!
Because of Covid rules and restrictions, the 2021 circuit began June 12.
2021 Standings after 5 events
Series Event Dates
Ascutney Mountain, Windsor VT - June 12 - Results
Loon Mountain, Lincoln NH - July 11
Wachusett Mountain, Westminster MA - August 8
Pack Monadnock, Wilton NH - August 21
Mt.Greylock, Adams MA - September 5 - Results
Waterville Valley Mountain Race, Waterville Valley, NH - September 26
Cranmore Mt,, North Conway NH - October 16
"Moutain Goat" status for the Mt.Washington 2022 Lottery Bypass will require a minimum of 5 finishes.
USATF New England Mountain Circuit Rules and Scoring
Runners score points based on their time as a percentage of the winner's overall time, making every second count! For example, a winning time of 41:08 gets 100.00 points; a time of 42:21 is worth 97.13, and 1:20:32 gets 51.08 (the winning time being just about 50 percent of that runner's time).
Women's scoring is based on 100.00 points for the first female finisher.
A runner's top 6 of 8 races are totaled.
SCORING ELIGIBILITY CUTOFF
Because the primary goals of the series are to promote the sport of Mountain Running and encourage membership in USATF, runners' scores for all races they participate in will be counted in scoring only if they join USATF before the start of the second event in the circuit.
To join or renew your USATF membership, go to www.usatf.org
The circuit awards special T-shirts to "Mountain Goats" - USATF members who complete a minimum of five circuit races.
Those completing a minimum of 5 races earn Mountain Goat status affording the runner automatic entry into the 2022 Mt. Washington Road Race, bypassing the entry lottery.
As a USATF-New England program, circuit scoring eligibility is limited to individuals who are USATF members. Though all races are open to all runners, USATF-NE membership is required to score and win awards in the circuit. If you have additional questions, feel free to email or call the USATF-NE office, (617) 566-7600.
The circuit was founded by Dave Dunham and continues under current USATF-NE Mountain / Trail Running chairman Paul Kirsch. Dave Dunham still does the scoring for the series. Thanks for your interest in Mountain Running!