2015 Tuckerman Inferno Race is set for April 11th

InfernoRacer.pngFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2015


Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire – Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a locally-based non-profit organization, is proud to be staging the 16th Annual Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon race event on April 11, 2015. Over 200 athletes will compete for prizes and a chance to become the next Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman champion.

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.

This year, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine is contributing race receipts and other donations towards the rebuilding of the iconic outdoor deck structure located at Hermit Lake Shelter located just below Tuckerman Ravine. The deteriorating deck at “HoJo’s”, as it is affectionately called, is a gathering point for thousands of spring skiing fans and is badly in need of repair.

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. For more information visit www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org, call (603) 367-4417 or e-mail [email protected] Also friend FOTR on Facebook.

Friends of Tuckerman Ravine
PO Box 1637, Conway, NH 03818
(603) 367-4417
[email protected]

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