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Hopkinton Rotary Mt. Kearsarge Hill Climb information


Summit – 8-mile climb from the Warner to the Mount Kearsarge summit parking lot, including a 3.5-mile segment with an 8.7 percent average grade and 1,738-foot rise

Rotary – 4.5-mile climb from Warner to the access road leading to the summit parking lot.

Age categories

Men and Women: 15-17, 18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, Tandem, Clydesdale & Filly


∎ Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall top three men and women finishers in the Summit category: first place $150, second place $100, third place $50.

∎ Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age category in both the Summit and Rotary divisions.

∎ “$500 Prime” award for the first Summit rider to reach the access road rotary (approximately 4.5 miles; winner must finish the race within 60 minutes).


Inaugural Mount Kearsarge race beckons hill-climbing cyclists

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hill-climbing bikers have been training on the Mount Kearsarge access road for years, preparing for races up Mount Washington and other grueling slopes. The inclined challenge will become official tomorrow with the inaugural Hopkinton Rotary Mt. Kearsarge Hill Climb. “I’ve trained over there many, many times, and we’ve talked about it for years that (Kearsarge) was worthy of having a …

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