Highland OverMountain Race

What is an OverMountain Enduro Race at Highland Mountain? This question has caused many sleepless nights trying to develop a gravity enduro race that best utilizes the various terrain we can offer. With the help of Cannondale’s professional athletes sharing their enduro race experience around the world and the Highland trail crew’s knowledge of the topography we have refined a format and course to more accurately depict what an OverMountain Enduro Race at Highland is.

Format

The race will be made up of 3 timed “Specials” which will be added into one combined time.  Athletes will have start times for each Special and once a Special is complete riders will have a extended time limit to make their way to the next stage.

1st Special: Start at the top of the mountain and head down ODB to Threshold. Come down a new section of trail through the base area and into our XC loop.
Estimated 1st Special time is 6-7min.

After 1st Special you will have a short break to allow yourself to make your way to the 2nd Special.

2nd Special: You will continue on the XC loop.
Estimated 2nd Special time is 5-6min.

On completion of 2nd Special riders will have to ride the XC trail up to Easy Rider and continue to Highland’s summit for the 3rd Special.

3rd Special:  You will start at the summit and race down a new section of trail/glade linking pieces of existing trails to the bottom finish.
Estimated 3rd Special time 4-5min.

All Specials must be completed using the same bike.

Results will be based on the 3 Special’s times combined.

Climber’s prime – Riders who want to race to the summit can continue racing through the finish of the 2nd Special and to the summit.  The fastest rider from the start of 2nd Special to the summit will win the climber’s prime.

Amateur Classes
Start list will be based off a first come first serve basis, so register early.

Individual start every 30 seconds

Allotted time to get from Special finish to Special start:

From 1st Special finish to 2nd Special start – 15 minutes
From 2nd Special finish to 3rd Special start – 45 minutes

Racers must ride from Special to Special

Pro Classes
Start list will be based off a first come first serve basis, so register early.

Individual start every 30 seconds

Allotted time to get from Special finish to Special start:

From 1st Special finish to 2nd Special start – 15 minutes
From 2nd Special finish to 3rd Special start – 30 minutes

Racers must ride from Special to Special

Lodging

Please check out our EAT & SLEEP page for lodging options.

Registration

Online Registration is open till October 18th

Am Classes – $60 online,  $65 day of
Pro Classes – $70 online,  $75 day of

Season Pass Holder Price

Am Classes – $30 online,   $35 day of
Pro Classes – $40 online,   $45 day of

Registered Racers can buy special rate lift ticket for Friday Oct 21st and Sunday Oct 23rd for $28
*to be purchased day of in lodge only.

Click Here to Register

Spectator Info-

-The event is free to spectate

-Since this is a big event and there are parts that are more spectator friendly than others we have roped off certain sections of the course as “spectating areas.”  Be sure to find these as these are where the best action will be all day!

-Throughout the day when you are around the course be sure to be mindful of your surroundings and be sure to stay out of the way of all riders and racers.

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