Hikers and trail runners who want to tackle a challenging long-distance stage race with their friends in New Hampshire’s scenic mountains will get their chance this August.

The Ragged 75 Stage Race is a challenging 75-mile race with approximately 13,500 feet of elevation gain that includes very technical single-track, steep climbs and descents, double track, fire roads, dirt/gravel roads and pavement. Generous cut-offs and a very supportive family environment help determined hikers to make it through successfully.

The event will also include a 50K to make the race accessible for people who can not set aside three days for the event.

The races will be held August 11-13, 2017. The stage race predominantly follows a 75-mile loop of hiking trails surrounding Lake Sunapee called the SRKG (the Sunapee Ragged Kearsage Greenway).

For the 3-day stage race, competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 25.3 miles in Stage 1 (summiting Mount Ragged and Mount Kearsarge), 22.7 miles in Stage 2 (summiting Mount Sunapee) and 31.5 miles in Stage 3.

For the 50k, competitors will complete a point-to-point trail of approximately 32 miles with 4,500 feet of vertical.

Learn more about the Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50K.