Now in its 9th year, the Sunrise Ascent on Mt. Washington is a fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC). Before sunrise, on Sunday, August 5th, athletes and their mule teams will ascend the Mount Washington Auto Road, determined to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington.
Each team includes an Adaptive Athlete and a team of Mules who help an athlete needing assistance, or accompany an independent athlete as he or she climbs the 7.6 miles to the summit. Trail Angels do not hike on the day, instead they help their team meet or exceed its team fundraising goal by assisting with solicitation of donations. After the teams complete their hike to the summit, Roadrunners drive up their empty cars to help to transport Athletes and Mules back down to the base area. Additional volunteers help with the Bottom Side Brunch – a grand celebratory brunch at the base of the auto road. Together the teams are inspired by the beauty of the sunrise, the majesty of the Presidential Range and the determination shared among them.
The goal for this event is to raise over $62,880, to help fund the operating budget of ASPNC. Through our mission fulfillment, hundreds of athletes have been encouraged to maximize their abilities. Your contribution will help enrich the lives of people of all abilities.