Mount Monadnock Melee

 

Mount Monadnock Melee #2

Second Annual Mount Monadnock Melee!

Race for a reason … a Peak Pursuit!

 (Stay tuned for date)

Mount Monadnock Headquarters
116 Poole Road
Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03454

 

EVENT INFO:

Who:

·  Teams of TWO will compete in three “COMBINED AGE” categories (based on the combined age of the team!):

o        Combined age: 35 or less

o        Combined age: 36 – 75

o        Combined age: 76 and up

·  $1,000 fundraising minimum per team!

Rules:

  • Teams will race to the top of Mount Monadnock, competing only against those in their “Combined Age” category: race officials will be waiting at the top, and the team with the best combined time wins!
  • Those who do not wish to raise the $1,000 are more than welcome to make a small personal donation, hike leisurely, and enjoy the festivities!
  • All teams will START their race at the Mount Monadnock Headquarters in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, but each “Combined Age” category will be assigned a separate route to the top (trail splits after about a ¼ mile), as well as a staggered start time (to avoid overcrowding on the trail):

         o Combined age: 35 or lessWHITE DOT  – 9AM Start

         o Combined age: 36 to 75 - RED SPOT TRAIL –> PUMPELLY (via Cascade Link) – 9:20AM Start

         o Combined age: 76+WHITE DOT –> WHITE CROSS TRAIL – 9:40AM Start

  • The first teams to reach the Motivating Miles flag at the summit, win the Melee!

Prizes:

  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each combined age category! (Courtesy of EMS, Asolo, Lowe Alpine, Red Bull, Green Mountain Coffee, and more!)

SIGN UP! … follow these simple steps:

  • 1) Fill out the SIGN UP form below, and hit “Submit”
  • 2) When you “Submit,” you and your partner will be prompted to set up your Personal Fundraising Page for Motivating Miles!
  • 3) Regularly check your email for updates, info, and instructions regarding the Melee!
  • 4) Direct your friends and family to your fundraising page, and ask for their support!
  • 5) Train hard and get ready for a wild mountain Melee come September!!

Fundraising:

*There are FOUR easy ways to collect your $1,000 ‘per team’ fundraising minimum:

1)  Direct them to your Personal Fundraising Page . Your page (facilitated by third part, www.firstgiving.com, will enable friends and family to support your campaign online, through a very user friendly website *(This option is recommended!!)

2) Ask your supporters to donate directly to MM by visiting www.motivatingmiles.org (Be sure they include YOUR NAME on the donation!)

3) Ask your supporters to send a check payable to Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc. to:

Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 92
Amherst, NH 03031

**BE SURE YOUR DONORS INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE “MEMO” LINE OF THE CHECK!!

4) YOU physically collect the donations and submit them to us on race day!

Nuts & Bolts

  • Motivating Miles’ staff, Medical staff, and NH State Park Rangers will be on-site
  • We will provide breakfast and coffee at the start
  • Hot chili & cider, live music, and giveaways back at the bottom after the race!
  • Bring layers, as it can get quite chilly on the summit in September!
  • Bring plenty of water, and a daypack with any personal needs (extra snacks, etc.)
  • Anticipate any and all kinds of weather – it’s New England!!
  • Friends and family are welcome to hang near the base and enjoy food, live music, fire pits, gear from our sponsors, and fall foliage!!

Contact Info & Directions:

Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc.

Mount Monadnock Headquarters

  • 116 Poole Road
    Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03454
  • Patrick Hummel
  • (603) 532-8862

Directions

 

**SIGN UP HERE**

 

Motivating Miles Mount Monadnock Melee!

Registration Form

Ready to race for a reason? …. Give us your info!

*We, the undersigned, as a team of TWO, agree to raise a minimum of $1,000 for Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc. for the event – Motivating Miles Mount Monadnock Melee, on (TBA). In the event we fail to raise $1,000, we agree to send a check to Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc., or contribute a donation online, in order to make up the difference to $1,000. All funds must be raised by (TBA). Credit card payments are facilitated by secure, third party, web-based PayPal.
Team Name (go ahead get creative!):
Participant #1 Name:
Age:
IF UNDER 18 – Electronic Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian Granting Permission to Participate:
Email:
Phone Number:
Mailing Address:
Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number:
Participant #2 Name:
Age:
IF UNDER 18 – Electronic Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian Granting Permission to Participate:
Email:
Phone Number:
Mailing Address:
Emergency Contact Name & Phone Number:
Participant #1 Electronic Signature (TYPE NAME IN ALL CAPS):
Participant #2 Electronic Signature (TYPE NAME IN ALL CAPS):

**We, the above Motivating Miles’ event participants, understand that by submitting this registration form, we consent that we will not hold Motivating Miles Foundation, Inc. liable for any injury sustained during this event, and we understand that by participating in this event, we assume all risk of bodily injury and/or death.

 

2009 Mount Monadnock Melee (recap)

Melee Champs - Team Fu Manchu, Fu Man You!

Melee 2009 Champs – Team Fu Manchu, Fu Man You!

2/3 of Team Denny ... all the way from the Virgin Islands!

2/3 of Team Denny … all the way from the Virgin Islands!

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of countless volunteers, sponsors, and race participants, the 1st Annual Motivating Miles Mount Monadnock Melee (2009) was wildly successful!

Our two primary objectives were met and then some: 1) a successful fundraising campaign – nearly $15,000 raised!  2) A successful ‘awareness campaign’ – countless individuals, families, companies, hospitals, and other organizations learned of Motivating Miles and our mission! Pictures of the Melee are available through our Gallery!

Almost there!

Almost there!

The inaugural event took place on October 25th, 2009, amidst a picturesque autumn day in New England. With the fall foliage at its season’s best, 14 teams of two “raced for a reason” to the summit of world-famous Mount Monadnock, with an additional 50 Motivating Miles supporters following behind! Our participants’ memorable efforts to reach the summit were only topped by their heroic and steadfast fundraising initiative; for which Motivating Miles Foundation is forever grateful!

MM inspirations, Annie Smith & BJ Elliott, with MM Co Founder, Sarah Ramsay

MM inspirations, Annie Smith & BJ Elliott, with MM Co Founder, Sarah Ramsay

Two of our youngest competitors on top of the rock!

Two of our youngest competitors on top of the rock!

We are proud to announce that with the money raised from the 2009 Melee, Motivating Miles was able to assemble a Journey for our first family!  Click the link to learn more.

3rd place finishers, Team 1094, dancing their way home!

3rd place finishers, Team 1094, dancing their way home!

Along with a successful fundraising campaign, the Melee also succeeded in introducing our mission to so many! The turnout for this 1st Annual Melee was absolutely remarkable, already creating much enthusiasm for Mount Monadnock Melee 2010!

Congratulations to our 1st Annual Melee winners! …

Green Category
1st Place:  FU MANCHU, FU MAN YOU / Dan Burgess & Noah Rowland
2nd Place:  TEAM RUDY / Chris Bogardus & Laura Conner
3rd Place:  TEAM 1094 / Deb Farrow & Victoria Hooper

Blue Category
1st Place:  SNOWMART / Katie & Brian Martel

Our 2nd place finishers, Team Rudy, with their prizes!

Our 2nd place finishers, Team Rudy, with their prizes!

2nd Place: TEAM DENNY! / Joanne Buchanan, Megan Prout & Parker Prout
3rd Place:  TEAM 1/2 WAY / Kenny & Brayden Foulks

Orange Category
1st Place: PURPLE DINOS / Hadley Ramsay & CiCi Huyck
2nd Place: TEAM SKINNY JEANS / Alex Waldron & Taylor Huyck
3rd Place:  TEAM TIGHT UNDERARMOUR / Casey Foulks & Jonah Foulks

And congratulations to all of our outstanding Melee participants …

Jandee Lee Porter serenading tired Melee'ers!

Jandee Lee Porter serenading tired Melee’ers!

JACK & JILL / Kim Crocker & Seth Porter
NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES BASEBALL / David Gustafson, Charlie Bashara, Dan Zehr & Brendan Stokes
HOW’S MY BACK LOOK? / Josh Porter & Chris Leonard
TEAM MATT JOHNSON / Jared Russell & Jennifer Jepson
TEAM “SAVE THE DAY” / Emily Ginsberg & John McMahon
TEAM TARDY / Ashley Dentler & Chris Cimino
Chris Baryiames & the Baryiames family
TEAM HOLY CROSS / Greg DiCenzo & Cleo
TEAM “REGISTRATION TABLE” / Elizabeth Waldron, Lucienne Foulks, Patrice Galvin & Sally Varanka
TEAM GRILL / Lissa & Bruce Stepanek
TEAM MED TENT / Annie Smith & Allison Mangels
TEAM MACGUYVER / Jamie Ramsay
TEAM LIVE TUNES / Jandee Lee Porter, Michael Ginsberg, and co.
TEAM INSPIRATION / Matt Johnson, BJ Elliott, Annie Smith & Frances Ginsberg

Motivating Miles Staff!

Motivating Mile staff looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

 

Miles of Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

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