NH Trail Running Lecture — Tom Hooper

At the annual SRK Greenway meeting in March we were fortunate to hear from Tom Hooper, co-founder of Six03 Endurance, who spoke with us after the Potluck Supper on the growth and exciting development of NH Trail Running.

We now have a video recording of that talk to share. Take a look here!

Ragged 75 Stage Race
Tom Hooper and his SIX03 team organize and host the Ragged75 Stage Race each year that circumnavigates the 75-mile SRK Greenway trail network in 3 days. This year’s event will take place August 4, 5, 6. For the 3-day stage race, competitors will run approximately 24 miles in Stage 1 (summiting Mt. Ragged & Mt. Kearsarge), 23 miles in Stage 2 (summiting Mt. Sunapee) and 33 miles in Stage 3. It’s a tough race and known to draw some really great athletes.

There is an option to race just the Stage 3 — which is a 50K (33-miles) starting in Sunapee and finishing at Ragged Mountain Resort and includes approximately 6,300 feet of vertical. This year the USA Track & Field has selected this stage 3 on August 6th as the USATF 50k Trail National Championship for 2023.

Sunapee Scramble
This year USA Track and Field wanted to host the 2023 USATF Mountain Running Championships in New Hampshire. They contacted Six03 about the idea of running the event at Mt Sunapee in the end of April. The Sunapee Scramble is a 2-day event that is sure to draw the fastest trail runners in the country with the hopes to qualify for the US Mountain Running team.

Watch this video to hear all of the details on these exciting Mountain Running events and more from Tom Hooper.

2023 SRK Greenway Annual Meeting

The 2023 SRK Greenway Annual Meeting will be held at the Sutton First Free Will Baptist Church beside Kezar Lake in North Sutton, NH on Sunday March 26th.

The evening begins with a Potluck Supper starting at 5pm. All are welcome to join but please bring a dish to share. The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Board will hold their Annual Meeting following the potluck. This quick business meeting led by Greenway Chairmen Dan Whitmoyer and Charlie Baughman is designed to provide a quick update on the current status, important issues and latest news of the SRK Greenway.

There will also be a short ceremony to congratulate the 2022 SRK Thru-hikers. These dedicated individuals completed the entire 75-mile SRK Greenway. If you know of someone who has hiked all of the sections (and can document the specifics) have them email us here and we can add them to the list.

NH Trail Running Slideshow — Tom Hooper
Please join us after the Potluck Supper and Meeting on Sunday 3/26 for a Slideshow Lecture from Tom Hooper, co-founder of SIX03 Endurance. Tom Hooper has been the race director for the Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50K since 2017. The Ragged 75 Stage Race is a 3-day event that runs the 75-mile SRK Greenway trail starting and finishing at the Ragged Mountain Resort.

This year, 2023, the Ragged 75 Stage race in early August will serve as a series qualifier for the UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc) Trail Running series. Tom has also added a new event this year — the Sunapee Scramble. Two days of events, which are qualifier events for US Track and Field. April 29th is a vertical mountain climb and April 30th is an up/down mountain race both on Mount Sunapee.

All of these trail running events are sure to be very exciting with incredible endurance athletes from across the country. Join us on Sunday, March 26th to hear Tom Hooper share photos, details and stories of the races and the elite runners. Get the inside scoop on what to expect at each of these events.