mount washington road race

THIS 99-YEAR-OLD MAN IS GEARING UP FOR A ROAD RACE TO THE TOP OF MOUNT WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND

THIS 99-YEAR-OLD MAN IS GEARING UP FOR A ROAD RACE TO THE TOP OF  MOUNT WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND

THE BOSTON GLOBE

George Etzweiler has been training for this weekend’s Mount Washington road race in New Hampshire for weeks, priming himself for the 7.6-mile course to the top of the region’s highest peak.

10 NEW ENGLAND ROAD RACES

10 NEW ENGLAND ROAD RACES

THE BOSTON GLOBE

The Boston Marathon is a great motivator. As roughly 27,000 runners cross the finish line April 16, thousands on the sidelines will be inspired. Maybe a marathon goes on the bucket list, but a shorter race may seem a more realistic first step. New England boasts a calendar packed with spring, summer, and fall road races of all distances.