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‘Will Hike For Beer’ Vertical Challenge

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Event Description

Welcome back Saddleback! We could not be more excited to bring the Baxter party to Saddleback for the ‘Will Hike For Beer Vertical Challenge’ on Saturday March 27th.

Join us for another fantastic opportunity to explore the mountains of Maine, against the grain of gravity. This timed event will take racers on an ascent of Saddleback’s dedicated uphill trail along the western flanks of the mountain and to the summit. From the top, athletes will descend on Dazzler, Muleskinner, Nymph, and finally Tight Line back to the Lodge. The goal of this race is to bag the fastest lap, but there’s a catch…you’ll also earn 1 free beer for each additional lap you ascend/descend. While time awards will only be awarded for fastest individual lap, we will have raffle items and additional beer tickets for all multi-lappers.

This race will not have a shotgun start, but will be open to racers between 10am and 12pm. Racers may begin the course at any time in that window. Time will start and finish at the base lodge. After completing one lap, racers may either call it, or decide to do an additional lap(s). Additional laps will place racer into a new category for raffle prizes as well as an additional beer ticket per lap (21+ years). Multi lap racers’ fastest lap time will be calculated from the best lap of all their laps. Stick around afterward for some cool down beers (21+ years), swag, and shenanigans courtesy of Baxter Brewing Co.

There will be two race categories for this one: SkiMo and Heavy Metal. SkiMo will be for light weight AT gear and SkiMo gear below 85mm under toe. Heavy metal will include anything over 85mm under toe (i.e. traditional tele setups, split boards, and ‘heavy’ AT setups). Please select your division during registration.

This event will follow all Covid-19 state rules including face masks required at all times when around other people. Please maintain social distancing whenever possible.

We thank our corporate sponsor for donating $1 for each mile covered in this race, to our featured beneficiary.