Northeast Delta Dental
Mount Washington Road Race
Mt. Washington Auto Road
June 17, 2017 – 9 a.m.
8th Annual Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame Inauguration
Saturday, June 17 — 1 p.m.
Race’s Hall of Fame honors John T. Cederholm
- The 2017 Mount Washington Hall of Fame inductee:
- Formed in 2010 to recognize outstanding performers in and contributors to this footrace to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States, the Hall of Fame this year will pay tribute to the achievements in a ceremony at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road on Saturday, June 17. The ceremony will take place after the 2017 Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race which starts at 9 a.m. The race attracts 1300 runners who will make their way up the 156-year-old Auto Road.
- May 1, 2017 — Pinkham Notch, NH
John T Cederholm – Has not only won the race but shown incredible longevity. He won the race in 1973 in his first attempt, and went on to finish five times in the top ten from 1973 to 1978. His five top 10 overall finishes ranks 15th all-time. He has run the race 33 times which ranks 14th all-time and has a PR of 1:08:26. He has run sixteen times under 1:20 which ranks tied for 10th and under 1:15 ten times which ranks tied for 15th. In 1973 he set the then AGR for 30-34 (1:08:26). In 1988 he set the then AGR for 45-49 (1:15:05). At age 60 he set a then top ten age group time of 1:31:07. His 1:44:55 in 2008 ranks 34th fastest person in the 65-69, and his 1:52:59 in 2013 ranks 10th fastest person in the 70-74.
The Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame recognizes athletic performance at the MWRR or efforts to assist the Race or promote it. Consideration is given to athletes, advocates, race staff members or volunteers. Inductees are chosen by a vote of the Hall of Fame committee from a longer list of nominees compiled by December 31 of the preceding year.
The Saturday afternoon Hall of Fame induction will precede the race’s award ceremony. The induction ceremony will start at 1 p.m. in the large tent at the base of the Auto Road, on Route 16 just north of Pinkham Notch.
The public is invited.
Regularly updated information about the Mt. Washington Road Race Hall of Fame is available any time on the website at: http://mwrrhalloffame.com/
Other HOF sites include: Facebook (facebook.com/mwrrhof), Twitter (twitter.com/mwrrrecords) and the Records/Hall of Fame blog (mtwashingtonrecords.blogspot.com ). For other information about the race, visit www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com.