JULY 28, 2024


Join Adaptive Sports Partners on Sunday, July 28th, for our most exciting event of the year, The Sunrise Ascent on Mt. Washington! The Sunrise Ascent of Mt. Washington is an empowering fundraising event to benefit Adaptive Sports Partners , a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities by building community, confidence, and skills, through sport, recreation, and adventure.

Before sunrise, on Sunday, July 28th, athletes and their teams will ascend the 7.6 miles of Mount Washington Auto Road, determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington.

Each team includes an athlete with a disability, and a team of crew, who support the athlete as they climb to the summit.  After the teams complete their hike to the summit, roadrunners help to transport athletes and their crew back down to the base area. Volunteers help throughout the event, with set up, registration and the celebratory after party at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road.- Together the teams are inspired by the beauty of the sunrise, the majesty of the Presidential Range and the determination shared amongst them.​

The goal for this event is to raise over $100,000 to help fund the operating budget of Adaptive Sports Partners.

2024 Ascent Day Schedule

2024 Schedule

Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:00 PM - Arrival and Camp Set-Up 
Camping is at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road.  You will be directed to parking and camping area upon arrival. Please use Leave No Trace principles for camping. Store any food in a sealed container in your car and properly dispose of all trash and recycling. There will be trash cans and portable and accessible port-a-potties, but no additional amenities at this camp site. Quiet hours will begin at 8PM out of respect for teams leaving in the wee hours of the morning! 

Sunday, July 28th

In lieu of checking in at a registration tent, each team will have one designated person for team members to check in with! You will know your team lead ahead of time. 
2:00 AM - Early morning support crew and vehicles will depart from the base of the Auto Road. You will be notified if you are in this time group! Please have headlamps, flashlights, and spare batteries for everyone.
3:45 AM - Support, Emergency Response, & Photographer Vehicles- Approved early support vehicles should start lining up at the Toll House, located at the base of the Auto Road, by 3:45AM, for a 4:00AM departure before the final teams depart. 
3:45 AM - Last time for hikers to depart up the Auto Road. This grouping will depart at 4:00AM. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO HIKE UP THE ROAD AFTER 4:30AM. Please have headlamps, flashlights, and spare batteries for everyone.
7:45 AM - Road Runners- Please plan to arrive at the base of the Auto Road between 7:45AM and 8:10AM. Vehicles will depart from the base of the Auto Road at 8:15AM. No late vehicles will be allowed up!
10 AM - Basecamp BBQ and Celebration! Join Adaptive Sports Partners for a celebration of the Ascent at the Base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road!


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