Tuckerman Inferno Race Rules

Team Classifications

  1. Inferno Team – a multi-person relay team consisting of 2,3,4 or 5 racers.

  2. Tuckerman / Tuckerwoman – solo racer completing each of the 5 legs

  3. Fastest Leg – Top finisher for each of the 5 legs, male/female

Race Rules

General Rules

  1. The Tuckerman Inferno is limited to 200 bib numbers (Solo Competitors or teams). 
  2. Team Captains must pick up goodie bags and bibs for their teams either at Ragged Mountain Equipment on Friday evening starting at 5 pm or at the race start Saturday morning by 6 am. 
  3. Race registration fees must be paid in full prior to starting the race.
  4. All racers must have on file a Liability Waiver and Emergency Contacts form prior to starting the race.
  5. Bib numbers must be visible at the race start, at each transition zone, and at the finish line.
  6. Support teams may distribute gear to each location’s transition zone with the exception of the hike & ski portion where solo competitors must carry equipment after finishing the snowshoe leg.
  7. Competitors are responsible for getting their equipment in place before the race start.
  8. Racers must maintain social distance or wear a mask at all times failure to do so could result in disqualification.
  9. Competitors in all legs must notify the nearest FOTR event volunteer if they find a fellow competitor injured on the course.

Race Start & General Transition Zone Rules

  1. Racers will be assigned an interval start time. It is their responsibility to cross the start line at or after the assigned start time. Regardless the racers/teams time starts at the assigned time, not the actual time the racer crosses the start line.
  2. Each leg time ends and the new leg time begins when the racer from the preceding leg crosses the transition line in a transition zone. 
  3. Racers are not permitted to start a leg until the racer from the previous leg has finished.
  4. The start and each transition zone will be clearly identified and delineated.  Face coverings are required by all race staff and racers within the transition zone.
  5. Failure to wear a face-covering within the transition zone will result in disqualification.

Fat Bike rules

  1. Helmets are required.
  2. Fat Bikes must have a minimum tire size of 3.7”.

XC Ski Rules

  1. This is a freestyle event, Choose the appropriate XC ski equipment and style for the prevailing conditions.
  2. Course is located in an open nordic center.  No grooming above and beyond the normal daily operations is provided.
  3. Skiers will be skiing on trails open to the public, not on a closed course; skiers must follow the skier's safety code at all times.

Snowshoe Rules

  1. Snowshoes are required.
  2. A portion of this leg is on the active Mount Washington Auto Road.  Racers must stay to the side of the road and make way for the auto road snow coaches.
  3. Runners will be traveling over hiking trails that are open to the public. Racers must be respectful and give way to the general public.
  4. Face coverings must be worn when passing other racers or the general public if at least 6 feet of distance can not be maintained. 

Mountain Run Rules

  1. Solo Competitors must carry their own ski equipment from the Pinkham Notch snowshoe/mountain run transition zone to the race finish.
  2. Runners will be traveling over hiking trails that are open to the public. Racers must be respectful and give way to the general public.
  3. Face coverings must be worn when passing other racers or the general public if at least 6 feet of distance can not be maintained.

Ski/Snowboard Mountaineering Rules

  1. Skiers will be skiing on slopes open to the public, not on a closed course; skiers must follow the skier's safety code at all times.
  2. Any manner of non-mechanical equipment may be used for the ascending portion of the ski/snowboard leg.
  3. No ski or board less than 150 centimeters will be permitted.
  4. Skis or snowboards must be metal-edged.
  5. Skis can be any variety of alpine, alpine touring, or telemark style and snowboards can be of any configuration.
  6. Competitors on the Ski Leg are required to carry a Beacon, Probe, and Shovel and pass a beacon check prior to entering avalanche terrain.
  7. Crampons and Self-arrest tools are recommended.

Race Registration Cancellation 

  1. Racers can cancel their race registration for a full refund if done so prior to 20 or more days before the planned race date.
  2. Racers canceling their registration within the 20-day window before a race will be issued a 50 percent refund of the race registration deposit paid provided it is more than 5 days out from the start of the race.
  3. Cancellations within the 20-day window due to an unforeseen, documented injury will be subject to a full refund upon review.
  4. Racers canceling within 5 days or less prior to the race date will be issued a credit in the amount of 50% of their paid registration fee to be used on a future race event or other purchase from the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine.
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