A Premier Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race and Ultra Trail Run
A 100 kilometer and 100 mile course that winds through the beautiful and varied terrain of Southern New Hampshire.
8th Annual Event
Sunday August 17, 2014
Oak Park - Greenfield, NH
A non-profit organization promoting a healthy lifestyle by offering quality competitive athletic events.
Current News from the Event Director
The 2014 Hampshire 100 results are now posted here.
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:
2014 Calendar of Events
The Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend will feature various sporting events on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 2014. Please note the following dates for specific events:
Saturday August 16th:
Sunday August 17th:
2013 Hampshire 100 Hardcores Posted
The third class of Hampshire 100 Hardcores is now posted here. If you know these guys, convey your awe and congratulations on their accomplishment.
Photos of 2013 Event
Photos are now posted on the Photos page.
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.
The Good, the Ugly, and the Bad
The Good — Participant comments are being submitted, and most are raves about the event experience this past weekend. Even the gentle constructive criticism is good, as it is what makes the event better each and every year. Please keep the feedback coming.
The Ugly — There seems to have been a significant increase in litter on course this year. Littering is not only against our rules of racing, but it is also illegal in most jurisdictions, as well as being just plain rude and irresponsible. We are experiencing negative fallout from this for the first time ever. Gel wrappers, used bike parts, and empty water bottles have no reason to be left on course. While we are confident that most participants used utmost care in adhering to this policy, it only takes a few to make it appear that we collectively do not care about the properties we cross.
The Bad — Volunteers who are clearing the trails post-event of any evidence of passage have experienced a higher level of extra work to clean the trails. Landowners are sometimes beating us to the trash, and that is not a good thing. One immediate result will be that there will no longer be a water bottle station on course. It was implemented on a trial basis 2 years ago. Regrettably, the trial has ended in failure.
Thank You to All!
Wow — great participants, volunteers, sponsors, landowners, and weather all came together this past weekend for a tremendously spirited and fun weekend. Thank you to all.
|Earlier comments from the Event Director are here.|