This September, New Hampshire’s scenic North Country will be the backdrop for an adventure race that gives athletes an experience like no other.
The Metallak Race is a unique multi-sport endurance event that involves mountain biking, paddling and running along a course that winds through some of the most beautiful wilderness in New England.
The 2018 Metallak Race will take place Saturday, September 15. The course begins and ends at spectacular Mohawk Falls in Colebrook, New Hampshire. With on-site camping, plus local food and craft beer, the Metallak Race is more than just a race; it’s a weekend celebration of human endurance.
The race offers participants a variety of formats that make it an ideal event, whether you’re an experienced competitor or you are taking on an adventure race for the first time. The race combines many of the concepts of a traditional adventure race with a well-marked route, so competitors don’t need to navigate the terrain on their own.
Athletes can choose between the 8-hour course, which is nearly 50 miles long, or the 4-hour course, which covers nearly 30 miles. They can also choose to race solo, as a two-person tandem team or as part of a relay team of up to four members. Competitors don’t need to own a canoe or kayak to take part in the paddling portion of the race. Boats are provided for racers, with solo racers paddling in kayaks and teams using canoes.
“The Metallak Race will appeal to people who just want to get out to have a memorable, shared experience with their friends, as well as to the people who want to push their physical and mental limits,” says Metallak Race Director Bridget Freudenberger. “There really is something here for everyone who enjoys being active outdoors.”