Formerly known as the North Country Endurance Challenge, Metallak Race is an endurance adventure that treks through the northern regions of New Hampshire, including Colebrook, Clarksville, Pittsburg, and Dixville Notch (home of the former Balsams Grand Resort Hotel). Previously this race was run in a linear format; however, the 2017 edition will move throughout the region in a way that allows competitors to complete the race without assistance from support crews. Much of the former route will be used, with new twists and turns that will be revealed as the race date approaches.
The 10-hour race is estimated to take 8 to 10 hours to complete and will consist of 8 legs. Long-course racers will experience mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail running, and paddling. Racers will be able to complete the course as an individual or as a team of two. This course will not be run with a relay option.
The 6-hour race is estimated to take 4 to 6 hours and will cover the final 5 legs of the course. This race will include trail running/trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. The 6-hour race is offered to individuals, teams, and relay teams who are seeking maximum adventure, but over a shorter distance. Teams are limited to two racers, and relay teams are limited to 3 racers.