2010-06-19 18:57:47.000 – Kristin Raisanen, Summit Intern
Spectators waiting for the runners at the summit.
Today was the 50th annual Mount Washington Road Race. For those who don’t know, every year runners of all ages from around the world converge on Mount Washington to run the 7.6 miles up the auto road to the summit. That’s 7.6 miles uphill the entire way!!
Hundreds of spectators waited at the summit and cheered on the runners as they crossed the finish line. Our volunteers, Jane and Ron, were two of those spectators, taking pictures of the day’s happenings. This year there were over 1,000 runners who reached the summit! Multiple race records were broken including the Women’s Open record. Previously, the record was just over an hour and 10 minutes. This record was beaten by about 2 minutes today!!
For a list of the race results and more information about the race, please visit: MountWashingtonRoadRace.com.
Congratulations to everyone participated in the race and everyone who broke race and division records! And good luck next year!!
Kristin Raisanen, Summit Intern