The 2017 Tuckerman Inferno Race is scheduled for April 8th, 2017
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire – Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a locally-based non-profit organization, is proud to be staging the 18th Annual Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon race event on April 8, 2017. Over 200 athletes will compete for prizes and a chance to become the next Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman champion. Racers should plan to pick up their bib numbers and finalize any remaining race registration details on Friday night starting at 5:00pm at the Eastern Slope Inn.
The Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon, based on the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930’s, now consists of an 8.3-mile run, a 6-mile kayak race down the Saco River, an 18-mile bike race north through Pinkham Notch, and a 3-mile run/hike up the Tuckerman Trail to Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine. The final leg is a climb up the ravine wall and a ski down a designated giant slalom alpine ski route. Conditions permitting, skiers will finish at the AMC base at Pinkham Notch.
Spectators are welcome at any and all transition points. At the conclusion of the race, teams will gather at the Wildcat Mountain base lodge for an awards banquet, prize giveaways and a silent auction fundraiser.
Friends of Tuckerman Ravine is a locally-based, member-supported, non-profit organization that seeks to preserve and protect the unique alpine and subalpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington; and to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to sustain the traditional uses of the distinctive natural area. Memberships start at $25 per year for students and $35 for individuals.
The group also hosts trail maintenance work days throughout the seasons. Volunteers interested in helping out with this year's Friends of Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon or any trail maintenance days are encouraged to call or email with questions.