Thursday, February 5, 2009

Run The Kanc '09

What: Run The Kanc '09 Fat Ass
When: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Where: Conway, NH to Lincoln, NH
Distance: 35 Miles of Pavement

That's really all there is to it. No fees, no awards, no aid, no wimps. This is a pure 100% "Fat Ass" run (originally scheduled for Feb 7th) that will take place weather permitting.

The Highway
The Kancamagus Highway is a designated National Scenic Byway. The Kancamagus Highway, or colloquially "the Kanc," is a 34.5 mi (55 km) long two-lane road that runs, east and west overall, through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Part of New Hampshire Route 112, it is generally considered one of the most scenic drives in the region.

The highway, which opened in 1959 after two dead-end stretches of road were connected, runs from the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, and along the Swift River from Kancamagus Pass, at an elevation of 2,855 feet (870 m), to New Hampshire Route 16 in Albany. With the exception of brief stretches at either end, the road runs through the White Mountain National Forest.

The Run
26.2 Miles up gradual uphill to the top of Kancamagus Pass followed by a quad pounding 9 mile downhill to the finish in Lincoln. This run is remote and runners must be prepare to be self reliant. There is no aid along the road and except for at the start and at the finish, there are no operating business's, homes or buildings.

This is a NIGHT run starting from Conway at 9pm. It typically takes 7-8 hours to complete the journey to Lincoln. It is a group run, not a race. Runners should plan to stick together. This run will take place only in non-snowy(rain) conditions. Cold is not a factor unless windchill advisories are posted.

If you are interested in joining us on this run, please contact me by e-mail at Sherpajohn@gmail.com