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10th Annual Tuckerman Inferno and Wildcat Wildfire return April 17

Presented by Friends of Tuckerman Ravine

April 08, 2010
Funds from the races and membership dues help Friends of Tuckerman to preserve and protect the unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington and work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to sustain the traditional uses of this distinctive area.

The events are open to teams, individuals and duos, according to executive director Al Risch.

The Inferno is the more challenging of the two events. Getting under way at 7 a.m., it consists of five legs — an 8.3-mile run, six-mile kayak, 18-mile bike, 3-mile hike, and one-mile ski or snowboard, ending in the ravine.

Registration is full for the Inferno limit of 30 teams of five and the 20-field solo TuckerMan class (to get on a stand-by list email to info@friendsof tuckerman.org). It is still open for the 20-female TuckerWomen competition, the all-women class and the duo class.

Registration is also still open for the Wildcat Wildfire. It follows the same format but starts an hour later, and finishes at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area with stunning views of Tuckerman Ravine.

The Wildfire race legs are a six-mile run, six-mile kayak, 18-mile bike, two-mile hike/snowshoe up the Polecat Trail at Wildcat and a 1.5-mile downhill ski race.

The race is open to the same categories as the Tuckerman Inferno. The Wildfire will also feature a Wildfire Ski Club Division.

An awards party will follow at the Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge at 5 p.m.

Friends of Tuckerman is also hosting a 10th anniversary gala dinner at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center May 8. Cost is $60 per person. A silent auction and entertainment will be part of the festivities.

For further information, go to www.friendsoftuckerman.org or call 367-4417.

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