According to local legend, Metallak was the last survivor of a band of Native Americans known as the Cooashaukes who inhabited the upper Androscoggin and Magalloway rivers along the northern borders of New Hampshire and Maine. Resourceful and tenacious, Metallak roamed the enchanted forests and paddled the pristine waters of this region. Blinded in his later years, Metallak died a pauper in 1853 at the reputed age of 120. Metallak lacked monetary wealth, but rather valued the richness of land and his surroundings.
Metallak Race is an endurance adventure that treks through northern New Hampshire, including Colebrook, Clarksville, Stewartstown, and Dixville Notch. The course moves throughout the region in a way that allows competitors to complete the race without assistance from support crews.
The 8-hour and 4-hour races consist of mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail running/hiking, and paddling. Racers may complete the course as an individual, as a team of two, or as a relay team with up to three members.
Who is this race for?
Metallak Race is designed for anyone who enjoys outdoor adventure and endurance racing. New in 2018 - Relay options are available for the 8-hour race and 4-hour race! With solo, team, and relay options available for both race distances, there is something here for everyone.
Can I view a map of the course in advance (or) are GPX files available for download?
A map of the 2017 course is available on the Course Concept page of this website; however, some details are subject to change. Full details regarding the course and potential course changes will be reviewed during the pre-race briefings. GPX files are not available for download; however, 2018 course maps will be distributed to racers at the event.
Will we have to leave our bikes in public areas during the race, and will they be safe?
Staffed bike racks will be stationed at each transition area. Volunteers will be watching your bike; however, if you have any concerns regarding the safety of your bike, please consider bringing a bike lock.
Will food and water be provided at the transition areas?
There will be a limited food and water supply at the two main transition areas; however, please carry enough water to hydrate yourself independently from the start of the race. Please be prepared with enough calories, electrolytes, etc. to fulfill your nutrition needs.
Will I have access to gear after the race starts?
The course starts and finishes at the same location; however, you will not re-enter the venue at any point in between. Please be sure to have all your gear, hydration, and nutrition on your person as you start the race. Please see the 'required gear' section of this website for additional information.
I am planning on camping. Are there any campsites close by?
You should definitely consider camping at Mohawk Falls! This on-site camping option is available Friday and Saturday night for $20 per site. This offer is available to racers, family, and friends. Check out this form for more details.
What is your refund policy?
Registration fees are not refundable; however, if you are unable to attend due to an injury, you may defer your registration to 2019. If you are unable to attend for any other reason, your registration is transferrable to another racer. For planning purposes, please contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event with any registration changes.
I have a business. Are there any vendor oportunities?
Yes! Please contact Bridget at email@example.com to discuss.