O2X Summit Challenge

« All Events September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014

The O2X Sunday River Challenge tackles the mountain terrain of Sunday River following a simple philosophy:  Nothing compares to the authentic challenges provided by Mother Nature.

Two courses of varying physical challenge and elevation gain will take athletes up some of Sunday River's most rugged and rewarding terrain, and are designed to push both strength and spirit. Along the way runners will navigate natural obstacles before finishing their respective course at a mountain summit complete with great views.

Single Diamond MapThe Single Diamond course will begin at Base Camp in front of the South Ridge Lodge and traverse across to the base of White Cap before beginning to climb. The mountain's most rugged terrain, ravines, and several open rock faces will make this a fun and challenging course. With a net elevation gain of 1,314 across 6 miles, the views of the Mahoosuc Mountains and the Sunday River Valley from the summit of Locke Mountain will be breathtaking.

Double Black Diamond CourseThe Double Diamond course will also begin at BaseCamp at South Ridge before heading towards White Cap. This trail takes runners across the resort's mountain range, just below each of Sunday River's top peaks. The finish, at a net elevation gain of 2,135 feet (after running 3.3 miles), overlooks incredible views of the Mahoosuc Mountains and New Hampshire's Presidential Range. After reaching each course's respective finish line, athletes will make their way to North Peak and take the Chondola back down to Base Camp where a free cold beer or beverage will be waiting. 

Surrounding the Summit Challenge will be Base Camp at South Ridge complete with camping on Friday night and a festival on Saturday with live music, food vendors, beer, activities and more - all wrapped in an eco-friendly package.

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