PINKHAM NOTCH — Registration for the 60th running of the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race will be open from Feb. 10 at 8 a.m. to Feb. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Following the close of registration, a computer will randomly select the runners who will be entered in the race.
The entry fee, charged to those who are selected, is $95, not including administrative fees. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the lottery will be sent via email to each applicant on Feb. 27.
Lottery registration is at tinyurl.com/ycfjzp8w. Runners may register individually or as a group with other friends. Runners registering as a group (up to 25 runners) will either all be selected together or all be turned down by the lottery.
Last June, for the first time in the 59-year history of the Mount Washington Road Race, there was a tie finish between Brittni Hutton of Lubbock, Texas, and Heidi Caldwell of Craftsbury Common, Vt., as they hit the tape in the same instant, clocking a race time of one hour, 16 minutes, 17 seconds.
On the men's side, for a fourth time, Eric Blake, 40, of West Hartford, Conn., reached Mount Washington’s 6,288-foot summit first, finishing in 1:02:52, a minute ahead of Francis Kamiri of Kenya.
Last year’s race attracted 1,300 runners.
Shewarge Amare of Ethiopia set the women’s record, 1:08:21, in 2010. The men’s course record, 56:41, belongs to six-time world mountain champion Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand, who ran that time in 2004 and won the race a second time in 2007.
Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, the race ascends the Mt. Washington Auto Road, at an average grade of 12 percent, from Pinkham Notch, for 7.6 miles to the 6288-foot summit of Mount Washington. The race will take place on June 20, starting at 9 a.m.