Dave McGillivray is a familiar face in New England, putting on races such as the Boston Marathon and the Beach to Beacon. He’s about to add the Mount Washington Road Race to his company’s schedule.

Bob Teschek from Granite State Race Services has been directing the race since 1982, but he is stepping down as the race director although he will continue to provide the timing and results for the finish line.

The Mount Washington Road Race starts at the base of Mount Washington and follows the Auto Road up to the top, a total climb of about 4,650 feet. There’s only 1 hill, and it doesn’t end until you’ve finished the 7.6 mile course. The course has an average grade of 11.5%, but stretches at 18% are common and the finish is on a 22% grade.

(More Information: Wolfe NewsMount Washington Road Race – DMSE Sports)