100K Vertical Foot Challenge
11th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge
Scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014. Check back for 2014 online pre-registration to open January 1, 2014.
Field to be limited to 40 participants and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This is a charity event that supports Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire and challenges skiers/riders to log a total of 48 runs (maximum 50) on the Lynx Trail to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over the course of the day, non-stop.
Competitors are required to raise a minimum of $250 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep challengers going throughout the day.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish, experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. For more information, please visit www.wish.org.
Event Rules and Regulations
This is not a race, it is a challenge. There is a 9-hour window, weather and conditions permitting, to complete the 100K, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless all participants still entered complete the 100K prior to 4:30 p.m..This equates to 11 minutes and 15 seconds per run. The lift can reach the summit in less than 7 minutes, which leaves almost 4.5 minutes to complete each run. This is plenty of time to ski down the mountain in a safe controlled manner, for the duration of the day, and reach the 100K mark. This is not an all day downhill type race and anyone deemed to be endangering themselves or others will be removed from the challenge at the discretion of our staff. Participants will be allowed to complete a maximum of 50 runs and will be required to stop for the day when that total is reached.
Pre-Registration & Event Day Check-In
Registration Fee: $70 ($40 for Season Passholders) - Check back for 2014 online pre-registration to open January 1, 2014.
Registration is limited to 40 spots, it is highly recommended that you register online or over the phone soon. To register online, please visit the Wildcat Mountain Online Store and choose the appropriate 100K Event product based on whether you are a non-passholder or have a Wildcat/Attitash season pass.
To register over the phone, please call 1 (603) 466-3326, and then ask to speak with guest services or dial extension 217. Indicate that you'd like to register for this year's 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge. You'll want to indicate whether you are a season passholder or not and please be sure to provide your current contact information including: name, email address, phone number where you can be reached, and mailing address. Or if you'd like to register in person, please stop by the guest service/tickets desk at Wildcat during regular hours of operation.
Please know that it is the responsibility of every participant to pre-register for the event. The registration fee is $70 dollars ($40 dollars for a season pass holder). Please visit the 100K Day page for further information on the $250 minimum donation, pledge forms (and online fundraising with Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire), and liability that will need to be fulfilled and submitted on the morning of the event date of March 11, 2013.
Helmets are required for this event. If you do not have one, Wildcat will make every effort to provide you with one, but if none are available you cannot participate.
Entering the 100K Vertical Foot Challenge will provide you with a lift ticket for the day as well as a pass to the front of the line when you reach the bottom. This will help participants maximize their time spent on the hill going for the 100K.
The course for this event will be Wildcat's legendary Lynx Trail. It takes a rather direct route down the mountain and covers 2,112 vertical feet. It will be closed to the general public at all points of entry, so only challengers will be on the trail.
Follow the Code
You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Skier Responsibility Code. Challengers deemed to be skiing in a reckless manner will be removed from the challenge.
We do need help staffing this event. Anyone who volunteers for this event will receive two complimentary vouchers good any day for the rest of the season. To volunteer for this event, please email us.
The top prizes will be awarded to the challengers who raise the most money for Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire.
- Online fundraising with ability to accept credit card donations: We are again working with Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire to provide you an easier online means to collect donations from family, friends, co-workers, etc. Once we have your paid registration, you can sign-up directly through Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire to set up an online fundraising page and account. Click here to learn how.
- Accepting cash or check donations: If participants have pledge sponsors that wish to donate with cash or check, please use the printable Pledge Form to help organize and collect funds. Click here to open the form and print.
Please note, all donations will need to have been submitted, collected, and presented on the morning of the event to be considered for top donation prize winners. Of course, additional donations received after the event day will be welcomed by Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire. Also please read the rules and regulations for every skier or rider who is participating.
Dinner and Awards
After the Challenge is over, all participants and volunteers are invited to the awards party dinner. There will be a pasta dinner, cash bar and prizes. We already have some great prizes for top fundraisers from sponsors Bern, Fischer Skis, and Patagonia Boston and are working on many more.