A Premier Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race and Ultra Trail Run
An endurance course that winds through the beautiful and varied terrain of Southern New Hampshire.
9th Annual Event
Sunday August 16, 2015
Oak Park - Greenfield, NH
Also featuring Saturday "short course" events
A non-profit organization promoting a healthy lifestyle by offering quality competitive athletic events.
Current News from the Event Director
As event day approaches, many participants yearn to get a pre-ride on the course before the big day. We gently remind all that due to the nature of the course and the many cooperating private landowners, that there is little of continuous accessible trail to ride prior to the event. So just embrace the adventure that race day brings!
The not-so-gentle reminder - Do NOT attempt to pre-ride, as the landowners will close their trails to all, and the event will cease to have access.
That's the bad news. The good news - seek out Greenfield Trails Association, and hook up with their weekly rides. Many of their carefully tended trails will be included on the course and they would love your company. Contact them at www.nh-gta.org.
A sample of comments from 2014 participants:
Reaching Out to Our Next Generation of Riders at the Hampshire 100 Kids Race & Ride!
Saturday, August 15th, at 6:15 PM
Registration for this free event from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
The event is structured to be welcoming to, and all-inclusive of, our youth riders. Bikes, trikes, and glide bikes in safe working condition are all welcome. All participants will receive really cool awards. Helmets must be worn.
NOTE: Categories listed are to be considered suggested options. Actual class divisions, if any, as well as course modifications, will be determined immediately prior to the start, and will be based upon the interests and abilities of the participants, after consultation with their "coaches".
Try one of these!
If 100 miles or 100 kilometers is a bit more than you want to take on in August, take a peek at some of the other opportunities at this year's Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend:
Video of 2014 Event
The homegrown edition of the 2014 Hampshire 100 video has been released! Bask in the music and memories, as you watch this in high definition mode. Also be sure to enjoy the previously released 2014 movie produced by DirtWire.tv, as well as past years' videos that can be found on the video page.
Photos of 2014 Event
Photos are now posted on the Photos page.
Registration Is Now Open!
Use the links on the left sidebar.
2015 Calendar of Events
The Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend will feature various sporting events on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 2015. Please note the following dates for specific events:
Saturday August 15th:
Sunday August 16th:
Exciting Happenings Planned for the Coming Season
The Hampshire 100 is known as an event that defines "adventure" in spades, with every year having a different set of challenges. However, this year the event director feels it is time for a "kinder, gentler" version of the event - that is also more inclusive of those new to the endurance genre. All in support of promoting a healthy living style by offering quality competitive endurance events.
Therefore, expect a significant course change that will have an approximate 33 mile loop. The event will say goodbye to some of the historically more challenging sections for this year, and instead wrap in more previously unused fun stuff, while still embracing the adventurous spirit. Competitive options will be available in 50 kilometer, 100 kilometer, and 100 mile (1, 2, or 3 lap) bike classes. For the endurance trail runners, they will have the opportunity to compete in either a 50 kilometer or 100 kilometer class.
2015 NUE Series Schedule Released
The Ninth Annual KENDA National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series announced the 2015 schedule this week, including the Hampshire 100 once again. You can find it here.
2014 Hampshire 100 Hardcores Posted
The fourth class of Hampshire 100 Hardcores is now posted here. If you know these guys, convey your awe and congratulations on their accomplishment.
2015 Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend
August 15 – 16, 2015 will be the 9th edition of the Hampshire 100. Short-course events featured on Saturday, with the endurance mountain bike and trail run events on Sunday. A few new significant twists are planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Oh, Boy — Sunday Is Gonna be Interesting at the Hampshire 100!
Top Pros, NUE Series Contenders, and a Great Assortment of All Around "Fast Guys" are expected to heat up the 100 mile course. Among them:
Thanks to course prep volunteers
Some may wonder how much effort is required to create the Hampshire 100 course that travels on such a journey. The answer for this year: Approximately 700 hours will be invested in prepping and marking the course before the event. The volunteers that put in this enormous effort can never be adequately thanked for their service. The best way to put a smile on their faces is to come out and enjoy your ride or run.
New 2013 video:
Spring has arrived, and so has the homegrown version of the 2013 Hampshire 100 video. Put on your headphones, turn up the volume, and enjoy! More 2013 memories are documented at various places:
A sample of comments from 2013 participants:
Stay in Touch
Be sure to stay in touch with the Hampshire 100 by friending us on FaceBook. Many photos and post-event stories are being swapped there.
Back to Back 100 Mile/100K Finishes — With a Twist
Matthew Dewitt rode to a solid finish at the Hampshire 100 on August 18th. An admirable accomplishment of strength, endurance, and fortitude by any standard.
However, Matt took it further, as he had just come off from a finish at the legendary Leadville 100 the weekend before the Hampshire 100. Now we're looking at the truly rare accomplishment zone — one occupied generally by top pro riders.
Here's the twist: Matt is not a pro, but he does ride a custom made bike, with features like no other. He is a middle of the pack type rider, but one on an extremely special mission. Matt served our country in the Iraq war, and suffered significant injuries, including the loss of two hands. He now rides on the Ride2Recovery Team, with his custom bike designed and built by top engineers supporting the Ride2Recovery mission. It is well worth a visit to the Ride2Recovery website. The Hampshire 100 race director asks that you follow your heart to the donation page, in recognition of Matt's back to back 100 mile/kilometer finishes.
|Earlier comments from the Event Director are here.|