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Mohawk Mountain Race

October 16, 2021

The Mohawk Mountain Race will be held Sunday, October 16, 2021 at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Cornwall, CT.

In cooperation with Mohawk Mountain, the Mohawk Mountain Race sponsored by Steep Endurance at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, CT, is back for another year!  Normally a ski mountain in the winter, the mountain will be transformed into a super fun course!  With its challenging ascents and descents on the ski mountain, it is sure to be a race to remember with sweeping viewpoints of the popping Fall foliage at every turn.

5K/10K, and 8 Hour VERT Challenge are offered.  The 8 Hour features one trail climb up the mountain and another trail coming down.  Participants will have 8 hours to finish as many loops as they can. There will also be a relay division (teams of two alternating going up and down the mountain).


To register go to:

$35 early registration through August 31
$40 September 1-30
$45 October 1-16
$40 early registration through August 31
$45 September 1-30
$50 October 1-16
VERT Challenge
$75 early registration through August 31
$85 September 1 30
$95 October 1-16
VERT Challenge Relay (teams of 2)
$110 per team registration through August 31
$125 per team September 1-30
$140 per team October 1-16


Refund Policy: There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date–including course preparation, race supplies, permits, and administration.



  • High quality tech shirt from Craft Sportswear**
  • Additional swag from other sponsors
  • Specially designed finisher medal from Ragged Cuts
  • Additional awards for Overall, 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

8 Hour VERT Challenge

  • High quality tech shirt from Craft Sportswear**
  • Additional swag from other sponsors
  • Specially designed finisher medal from Ragged Cuts
  • Finisher Award
  • Additional awards for the Top Relay Team and Top 3 podium Individual

**If signed up by October 1


Sunday, October 16, 2021

  • 7:00 a.m.  Packet Pickup
  • 8:00 a.m.  10K/5K Race Start
  • 10:00 a.m. VERT Challenge Start
  • 6:00 p.m. VERT Challenge Finish


We will have water and/or electrolyte drink at the start/finish for the Mohawk Mountain Race.  There will be minimal pre-packaged food at the start/finish aid station for the VERTual Challenge participants.  Keep in mind that Steep Endurance events are “cupless” races. Runners are required to carry their own hydration bottle, pack, or cup. This policy is put into effect in an effort to reduce the amount of waste and adopt a sustainable “green” practice for the race and the sport of trail running.


These rules are meant to make your experience during any Steep Endurance event a positive one. Most of these are common sense type policies that you will see at any trail or ultra race.

  • Absolutely No Littering! The race is on Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and Mohawk State Forest property.  Please respect that we are using their amazing and beautiful trails for this race. Failure to do so could jeopardize future events at Mohawk.
  • Race entries/bib numbers are not transferrable–hence NO unofficial runners
  • Following the marked course is mandatory. Please do not cut the course, cut any switchbacks, etc. Any runner caught doing so will be disqualified. In addition, if you get lost on the trail/road you must return to the point at which you lost the trail. The course will be well marked with ribbons and other necessary course markings.
  • Though the course will be VERY well marked, runners are ultimately responsible for knowing the course and carrying course maps if necessary.
  • Please respect others that are on the trail. The trails on the course are open to the public and are fairly well travelled.  Please announce your intentions to pass if you are coming upon a hiker or another runner.
  • If you must use the bathroom, please try to do so very discreetly a good distance off the trail before returning to the race.
  • If at anytime you intend to drop out of the race, please do so at an aid station/checkpoint by notifying the aid station captain. Surrendering your bib to the aid station captain will serve as notice of withdrawal/DNF for the race. Failure to follow these policies means somebody has to come looking for you. While this isn’t a marathon/ultra race, it is a trail race with some remote sections of trail, where we will be forced to have someone come looking for you and in some cases, local authorities (at your cost).
  • The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Steep Endurance encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the race. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety will be a top priority for our events.
  • SMILE and enjoy the race! You are lucky to be enjoying these amazing trails!


You’ve just finished a super challenging one of a kind course!  Enjoy your accomplishment, sit back, relax, and don’t forget to cheer on all the runners coming in behind you!  We will have some pre-packaged food for everyone at the finish plus canned beverages.  The ski area will also be hosting their Fall Festival on that day, so plenty of things to do for the family, plus they will have food trucks!  **Alcoholic beverages are not provided, but you are welcome to BYOB.​


A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits.


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