[January 7, 2024 – Pinkham Notch, N.H.]
The 63rd running of the Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024, and registration is opening soon. The popular, quick to sell out, and first come-first serve charity registration period will start on Wednesday, January 10, at 8 a.m. With the 2023 charity registration having sold out in 40 minutes, the 200 slots are sure to go fast. Each charity registrant will be responsible for raising $200 to benefit Coös County Family Health Services in addition to paying the regular registration fee.
The general random selection registration will be open from February 12th at 8 a.m. through February 26th at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee, charged to those who are selected, is $130 not including administrative fees. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the random selection will be sent via email to each applicant on February 29th. Random selection registrants can register individually or as a part of a registration group. Runners registering as a group (up to 15 runners) will either all be selected together or all be turned down by the lottery. Charity and lottery registration information can be found by visiting https://mt-washington.com/mount-washington-road-race.
After exceeding the 2023 goal of $50,000, the fundraising goal for 2024 will be to top the $65,000 mark. Over the past two decades plus, with the partnership of our sponsor, Delta Dental, the road race has raised more than $300,000 for the Coös County Family Health Services. CCFHS provides vitally needed health care, social services, and dental care to the rural residents of Northern New Hampshire, care that would otherwise require travels of great distances to large regional facilities. The ability to provide high quality care and services locally, services that people in cities and larger towns take for granted, is the mission of Coös County Family Health Services.
Sponsored by Delta Dental, the race ascends the Mt. Washington Auto Road from Pinkham Notch, N.H., to the 6,288-foot summit of Mt. Washington. As we experienced in 2023, runners are hoping to face the full challenge of the unrelenting grade, Mt. Washington’s famously high winds, precipitation, and unpredictable temperatures which makes this race one of a kind. Prizes include $1000 apiece for the first male and female finishers, smaller cash prizes for the next five men and women and the top three male and female masters (over 40), prizes for the first male and female finishers from New Hampshire, and a $5000 bonus for setting a new course record.