The Prouty is always the second Saturday in July. It begins and ends at the Richmond Middle School (RMS), 63 Lyme Road in Hanover, NH. This year it is on July 8. The Prouty Ultimate starts the day before, July 7, beginning on The Green on the Dartmouth College campus and ending at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH. The Ultimate group joins The Prouty Century ride the next day. Row The Prouty is on July 8 and starts at the Dartmouth Rowing dock on the Connecticut River. Golf The Prouty is on July 8 and is at the Hanover Country Club. (See specific events on the navigation bar, above, for directions.)
Those who require accessible parking may drive directly to the Richmond Middle School and will be directed into the accessible lot. Otherwise, where you should park will depend on whether you are parking for Friday’s pre-Prouty events, or for Saturday’s event. On Saturday, cyclists, walkers, rowers, golfers and volunteers all have different parking areas (walkers and volunteers may also carpool with a biker and take the shuttle from the bike lots). See “Event Info,” “Parking and Directions” or your specific event on the home navigation bar for more specific information.
Coming from faraway to ride The Prouty and don’t want to bring your bike? Or don’t want to use the old bicycle in the basement? Here are two bike shops that rent cycles:
- Onion River Sports, Montpelier, VT – 802-229-9409, www.onionriver.com
- West Hill Shop, Putney, VT – 802-387-5718, www.westhillshop.com
Please click here
for registration fees and minimums.
This gives a person the chance to participate in The Prouty and raise money for cancer research and patient services even though they cannot physically participate in a Prouty event in Hanover on July 8th. Whether you plan to be in Antarctica that day, whether you do your event the week before, or whether you Prouty in your dreams, you can still fundraise for the cause. Just sign up–you can still join or start a team—and raise your money (just $100 minimum for Virtuals), contact us and we’ll send you your T-shirt–make sure you give us your size (by the end of July)—and any other ProutyGear you earn. Also, please send a photo of your virtual activity with your virtual bib and/or bumper sticker sign for Prouty promotional purposes!
- Walk: Road support for walkers ends at 3pm so longer distance walkers should start early. There will be optional mass starts for some of the walks but you can start anytime in the morning.
- Cycle: Please refer to the next question for a more detailed summary of when you should start your ride.
- Row: The rowing event director will let you know your assigned launch time. Check-in at the dock from 6:30-10am to confirm your launch time. E-mail email@example.com if you have other questions.
- Golf: Your golf tee time will be e-mailed to you the week before the event. Please arrive 45 minutes early.
Start Times: The Prouty does not organize a “Mass Start” for most events. We strongly recommend departing at the times below. All riders must return to the Richmond Middle School by 4pm. Departure Times: Bike Route 77 and 100 Mile: 5-8am 20, 35, and 50 Mile: after 8am Estimated Ride Time (excluding SAG stops) by mile, in hours:
The Metric Century (64-miles) will have a mass start TBD.
|| 2.5 hrs
|| 4.5 hrs
Note: There will be designated checkpoints for longer rides, which you must reach or you will be redirected to a shorter route. Usually, 77 and 100 milers leave the site before 7am to ensure they are back before 4pm.
“SAG” stands for “stop and go” and is an official rest area. There is SAG support on all of The Prouty events, both land and water routes. Some walk SAGs and all bike SAGs offer Gatorade, nutritious snacks, restrooms, and an EMT. All SAGs offer water and have bike techs available.
Dogs are allowed at The Prouty subject to the following restrictions and canine courtesies outlined below.
1. By signing the event release, dog owners agree to assume all liability for any injuries or damage caused by their dog while participating in The Prouty. 2. Dogs that are aggressive or display improper canine behavior will be asked to leave the event. 3. On the day of The Prouty, dogs must be licensed and up to date on vaccinations, including but not limited to rabies, bordetella, and distemper shots. 4. Dogs must be under control at all times and on a leash (non-retractable and 6′ or shorter). 5. Dogs are NOT permitted in the Richmond Middle School or within the Food Tent. 6. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs and are expected to bring waste bags. 7. When using a Prouty shuttle bus, dog owners should board last . . . LAST ON, FIRST OFF!
Yes. But please note that you will be shuttling from parking areas and need to manage the stroller on and off a single-aisle school bus.
You can jog, but we don’t encourage running. The courses are heavily trafficked with walkers, plus the SAGs are not spaced to accommodate the frequent water needs of runners.
No. Neither the bike, rowing or walk events are timed or considered races.
This year, all cycling participants will receive a bike plate instead of a bib for identification. As long as you have met your minimum fundraising requirement, you can have someone else pick up your bib number or bike plate.
Visit our Prouty Page for news, photos, videos, comments and to share yours too! Make sure you like it to keep getting updates. And to fundraise on Facebook, try this: go to www.theprouty.org and click Donate, search for yourself then link to your page, highlight and copy the URL in your browser, go to your Facebook “wall” and click in the status field where it says “What’s on your mind?” type a brief message encouraging friends to donate to your Prouty page and paste the link that you copied from your URL and click “post.” Contact 800-226-8744 with any questions.
When you register as a family, all family members fundraise as one with one donation page and one combined minimum ($300). A team is a way for people to participate together for one goal or one cause.
Yes. After you agree to the waiver, select “Family Registration.” You then have the option to either start a team or join a team. If you choose to join a team click on the “please select a team” drop-down menu where you can select a team that has already been formed. Continue registering yourself. Then, enter ALL family members, one at a time, by clicking “Add an Individual” AFTER the “Submit” button is pressed, for each family registrant. You can also “find your team” from the home page. Once the list of teams comes up, scroll down to the team that you want to join, click on the name of the team and the team page will come up. At this point you can click on “join our team” and this will start the registration process.
Yes. As a family, you can also start a team. After you agree to the waiver, select “Family Registration.” You then have the option to either start a team or join a team. To start a team choose “Our family would like to start a team.” You then need to give the team a name and, if you would like, choose a fundraising goal and recruiting goal. Register yourself, then enter ALL family members, one at a time, by clicking “Add a Team Member” AFTER the “Submit” button is pressed, for each family registrant. You MUST add all of your family members at this time. However, you do not need to add all team members at this time, (they can add themselves later). New team members will now find your team listed on the list of teams in the drop-down menu.
Yes, this is imperative.
Yes, you can do this in your HQ under “edit my profile”. There is a section near the end of the page that gives you this option.
Yes, each family member can sign up for different events or the same event by selecting the appropriate registration type and event on the registration form.
You can’t use commas in your fundraising goals. For example, to enter ten thousand dollars simply enter: 10000
Navigate to the Volunteer page under “Ways To Prouty” above and then click on Register and follow the steps.
Send checks to: Friends of NCCC, The Prouty Office Attn. Meghan Agars One Medical Center Drive Lebanon, NH 03756 The name of the person being sponsored should be written in the memo line of the check or in a note accompanying the check.
All checks should be made out to: DH-H/Prouty (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health/Prouty).
If at all possible, it is best to bring cash donations to our offices on the 8th floor of the Rubin Building – Norris Cotton Cancer Center (call 800-226-8744 for directions). You can also get a cashier’s check or money order for these donations. If you are collecting cash from your sponsors make sure to get their addresses so they can be sent an acknowledgment of their gift. Contact our offices (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be sent a contribution form to keep track of donation information.
Yes and no: if you do this you will be the one getting the tax recognition and not the donors. This is a government regulation that we cannot change. We suggest that you bring in the cash with the names and addresses of the individual donors, then each of the individual donors will be sent an acknowledgment. Email email@example.com for the offline contribution collection form, offline donation form and Prouty donor receipt.
Even though The Prouty event location is at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, for tax purposes, the official “city” for Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center is Lebanon, NH with a zip code of 03756.
YES! All cyclists and walkers need to return to The Prouty venue no later than 4pm, as all emergency services and road support will not be provided after that time.
Prouty 50, 77 and 100-Mile Late-Day Safety Plan: As part of our effort to always put safety first, we ask our cyclists participating in the 50, 77 and 100-mile rides to plan their return so they can get back to the Richmond Middle School/Prouty venue by 4pm. (We’ll also be ending emergency services and road support at this time.) Despite the best of intentions, a rider may not have anticipated just how long their ride takes in order to reach Prouty home base by 4pm. (See above for estimates of time, per pace and route). So we’ve designed a system of Redirect Checkpoint(s): If you haven’t reached the checkpoints by the designated cutoff time (see below), we’ll be redirecting riders to a shorter, more manageable route, to ensure a 4pm arrival back at The Prouty™ venue. Thank you for your cooperation and for planning accordingly. Prouty Redirect Locations & Cutoff Times: 50 – Mile Route Orford, NH, Rte. 10 @ 1pm 50 – Mile Route Fairlee, VT Rte. 5 @ 2pm (Southbound) 77 & 100 – Mile Route Orford, NH, Rte. 25A @ 10:30am 100 – Mile Route Brushwood Road @12:30pm
You will be able to park your car in Lot A at Dartmouth College. You will need to pick up a parking pass at either the Event Check-in, Hanover Inn or at Andres dorm, when you drop off your luggage and bike. You will be given a parking pass, for either a single day or multiple days, to display inside the front windshield for your car so that it won’t be towed.
The pasta supper is 1.3 miles from the Dartmouth dorm. There are shuttle buses running to the pasta supper from the Dewey Parking Lot (a short 5 minute walk), starting at 4pm and running every 15 minutes or so through 8pm.
Yes, but in order to change your Prouty registration to an Ultimate you will need to call The Prouty offices at 800-226-8744. Ultimate participants pay a non-refundable $50 registration fee (not included in your fundraising total) and a separate fee for housing in Hanover on Thursday night, July 6 ($65/person in the Dartmouth College dorms), if so desired. If you want to secure an Prouty Ultimate bike jersey for the day of the Ultimate you will need to register and let us know your jersey size by April 3. The absolute deadline to register and to ride in the Ultimate is July 1st.
They are lovely and air-conditioned! Thursday and Friday night housing Dartmouth College will be at Andres Dorm. Linens are provided. Parking is available at Lot A and the bikes will be housed overnight at the dorm. The cost of housing on Thursday night at Dartmouth is $65. Friday night dorms are included in the registration fee. Event Headquarters on Thursday and Friday morning is at the Hanover Inn, this is also where pre-event check in will be held.
Yes. We will have technical support riders (on bikes) who will ride interspersed amongst participants on Day One. These riders will wear distinct color jerseys so as to be easily identified. There will also be technicians roving the course in vehicles to help stranded bikers or bikers with more significant mechanical problems. We encourage all riders to take advantage of the free bike inspection which will take place Thursday afternoon at Andres dorm from 4-6 pm, or at the start area on Friday morning, 5-5:45 am. We have found that most issues arise in the first 10 miles.
Click on the training page under “Preparing” above for a guide.
No. You are entitled to one or the other. The Prouty Ultimate jersey is has a different design graphic, but they are made of the same material from the same vendor. Prouty Ultimate jerseys are a pro-fit and semi-relaxed fit. The Prouty jerseys are a semi-relaxed fit. In order to guarantee you have an Ultimate bike shirt on the day of the ride, you must register for the Ultimate by April 3, 2017. After that, you can order one to be received several weeks post-event.
Absolutely. We’ve found that many Ultimate participants join their family and friends in a shorter distance on Day Two. There is no requirement to ride the full 200 miles–that’s up to you, but please note we don’t have a shorter option for Day One.
The Prouty is a huge event with as many as 3,200 cyclists riding five different distances and another 1,700 walkers doing one of seven different courses in Hanover. Additionally, we have some 250 rowers on the Connecticut River, plus 160+ Prouty golfers at the Hanover Country Club. There is an enormous celebration that is a fitting end to The Prouty and the Prouty Ultimate on Saturday afternoon. And because The Prouty has been held on the 2nd Saturday in July for 36 years, we’d like to continue the tradition! So…we have a Friday and Saturday event.
Fixed and sliding rowing shells are eligible to row The Prouty, but please note that you must provide your own rowing shell/scull.
Row The Prouty is not a race. Similar to the cycling and walking events at The Prouty, rowers will choose their own distance, up to 20 miles. The event will be held on the Connecticut River on the stretch running 10 miles north from the Ledyard Bridge to the Thetford-Lyme Bridge, beginning and ending at the Dartmouth rowing docks. SAG (stop and go) stops will be available in motor launches stationed at the 3, 5, 7, and 10 mile points and will provide water and snacks in addition to first aid and safety assistance.
No. Only fixed and sliding rowing shells
No. You need to work with your local club to organize boats, lineups, and other details such as transportation.
No problem, you may change your event selection yourself by going to your Prouty HQ and “Edit my profile.” Or you can contact us at 800.266.8744 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Like all regattas, the event may be cancelled, delayed, or shortened if the conditions are dangerous. This generally is limited to lightning, thunder, or high winds. The money that you have raised to participate in the event, however, will still be put to good use in the fight against cancer! The Prouty Party will take place regardless of the weather. You always have the option to participate as a walker if you do not row.
All participants must register for The Prouty. Please select “Prouty Rowing” as your event.
The Prouty does not have a registration fee in order to participate, but rather a fundraising minimum is required: $150 per adult individual (24 and above), $100 for young adult (19-24), $50 for individual child (13-18), $5 for individual kid (12 and under), or $300 for a family (maximum of two adults, 3 kids 18 and under who are related).
No, there isn’t a cap.
Registration for rowers will be closed on Wednesday, July 5. May I register to Row The Prouty if I have a family registration and others in my family are cycling or walking? Yes, we encourage and welcome all family members to sign up for The Prouty. (You must start your registration process by clicking on “Family Registration”) Family members can participate in different events or the same event by selecting the appropriate event choice on the registration form.
Yes, family members can do different events, but must all be on the same team.
Yes, please select the team name from the drop down menu when you see the option to “Join a Team” in The Prouty registration process. Those registered as a family—and also wish to be part of a team—must all join the same team. (Please note, rowers, that in The Prouty world “team” does NOT refer to a rowing team or boat.)
Unlike a traditional event where only a bow number is assigned to the boat, all rowers will also be assigned, and must wear during the row, a Prouty bib number. All local rowers as well as those rowers who are registered for Row The Prouty as a member of a family (and anyone else who is able) must attend the Friday (noon – 8pm) packet pick-up at the Richmond Middle School (RMS). At this time rowers will pick-up their bibs, information packets, and ProutyGear, and also submit any additional donations confirming that fundraising minimums have been met. Saturday packet pick-up and donation submission at the boathouse will be extremely limited, but will be available for anyone traveling from out of the area. Everyone, including those participants who picked up their bibs on Friday, must also check in at the boathouse with the event director on Saturday morning to get a bow number for their boat and choose a launch time.
Yes! Prouty rowers are encouraged to join The Prouty festivities. The free Pasta Dinner Party is from 5-8pm on Friday at RMS. Coordinate with your friends, pick up your bib, info packet, etc. and enjoy a free pasta dinner. On Saturday, after you have completed your row, take the free shuttle bus back to the RMS Prouty event site for the All Day Prouty Party. Enjoy food, live music, massage, entertainment, kids’ activities, and much more! This is not to be missed! We hope all rowers will come relax, congregate with friends, and enjoy the festivities of the day. Return transportation to the boathouse parking lot will also be provided. RMS is located approximately 2 miles from the Dartmouth boathouse.
Where you park depends on whether you are parking for Friday’s pre-Prouty events including bib, packet pick-up and turn-in of donations and the free pasta dinner or for Saturday’s row. For specifics and directions about Friday parking at the RMS, Prouty event site, see “Event Info,” “Parking and Directions” or “Prouty Rowing” on the navigation bar for more specific information. Please note that there is no parking available at the RMS for trailers or cars carrying boats. You must drop off your trailer or boat at the parking area adjacent to the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing boathouse before driving to RMS. Saturday event parking: Parking for both trailers and cars will be available in the lot adjacent to the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing boathouse.
Yes, trailer parking will be available in the parking area adjacent to the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing boathouse after 5pm on Friday, July 7 and until 7pm on Saturday, July 8. You can also leave your single or double in slings at the boathouse/parking area. Trailers must be registered as part of your event registration.
From the center of Hanover, take West Wheelock Street heading west toward the river, and at the bottom of the hill, just before the bridge, turn right onto River Drive, then immediately bear left into the boathouse parking lot. From I-91 North, take exit 13 (Hanover/Norwich) and turn right onto VT-10A. After crossing the Connecticut River via the Ledyard Bridge, take the first left onto River Drive and bear left into the boathouse parking lot. From I-91 South, take exit 13 (Hanover/Norwich) and turn left onto VT-10A. Cross the Connecticut River via the Ledyard Bridge, then take the first left onto River Drive and bear left into the boathouse parking lot. Click here to link to directions/maps
Boats may launch after 7am. You will choose a launch time when you check in with the event director at the boathouse Saturday morning. All rowers must return to the dock by 1pm. You must plan your launch time accordingly.
We have limited dock space and we don’t want you to wait in a long line to get on the water! Depending on the size of the boat, we can launch up to 8 boats simultaneously.
Yes, prior to launching you must check in at the boathouse with the event director to get a bow number and choose a launch time.
We STRONGLY encourage Friday pick-up. For those who cannot make the Friday pick-up, on Saturday you should GO TO THE BOATHOUSE to pick-up your bib number, packet, and make additional donations. After you pick up your packet, you must then check in with the event director to choose a launch time.
Yes. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided for all rowers to and from the Richmond Middle School Prouty event site from 10am – 5pm.
Please review the other Row The Prouty links on the top menu (Ways to Prouty) or the Rowing tab on the home page. If you still cannot find an answer to your question, email email@example.com
Not exactly. There are foursomes teeing off from 6am-2pm on the day of The Prouty. All foursomes will play a scramble. Although fundraising is our main goal, there will be prizes for the lowest team scores; there will be adventure holes, raffle prizes, mulligans, etc. for sale.
No, you can register by yourself or with another player but then you will be assigned to a foursome or another two-person team.
No, you only need to register at the same time if one person is paying the golf fees for the whole team.
As our computer system is not able to have only some golfers register with a fee, we have everyone register with the $50 fee. When you register you will be asked if you are a member and whether you would like your $45 greens fee refunded or whether you’d like to donate it to The Prouty.
There should be one person who is responsible to lead his/her foursome, to get them information as it comes available, to inform our offices of any changes in the roster, and to get the foursome to the club on time for their tee off.
One to two weeks before the event.
Yes, but you we will need to contact us at 800-226-8744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, all golfers have a minimum fundraising requirement of $150 like any other Prouty participant.
Click on “Volunteering” on the left-hand navigation bar or at the top of the Home page click on “Volunteer” and you will see a comprehensive list of volunteer jobs at the bottom of the form. Please check all that you may be willing to do, and, then you will be contacted by a staff member to arrange your assignment.
We ask that all volunteers sign-up online and then you will be contacted once the needs for this year have been finalized in the spring. Signing up online with your preferences will help us know which area and shift you should be assigned to and provides us with contact information for you and your emergency contact person. Additionally, those signed up online and working at the event site on July 8 will receive a parking pass (emailed in early July), and important updates, and Prouty news which will keep you informed about any last minute event changes.
YES. Some volunteers participate in The Prouty and volunteer before or after their event that day, others volunteer for set-up the week before The Prouty or help with inventory the week after, and of course anybody can participate virtually! All participants are expected to meet their fundraising minimums and must register as a participant separately from their volunteer sign-up.
If you’ve been recruited for a job by an Area Captain you should still register online. During the registration process you will need to indicate that you have been pre-assigned, then you must enter the name of the person who assigned you in the notes field at the bottom of the form.
An Area Captain is a high-level volunteer who is in charge of managing a particular aspect of The Prouty (for example, we have a parking Area Captain).
We are fortunate to have volunteers who have been working in these roles for years and we typically don’t need to recruit for those at this time.
In order to volunteer independently you must be age 14 or older but this will depend on the job and is up to the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult and be able to work responsibly alongside the adult so that they don’t need the full attention of the adult.
We want volunteers to have a positive, productive experience while helping out at The Prouty. If you find yourself uncomfortable once you have begun your assignment make sure and let your supervisor know so that they can work with you to find a resolution that you feel comfortable with. If your assignment does not have a supervisor or your supervisor is unable to modify your assignment to resolve the situation, report to the Volunteer Tent at the event site so that we can assist you. There is much hard work to be done to make The Prouty happen and we greatly appreciate your taking on tough assignments as needed in order to achieve a great event – but we want you to be healthy and happy in the process so please take care of yourself and let us know if you need help!
Virtual participants sign up just like other participants and have their own personal fundraising webpage—on The Prouty homepage click the “ Virtual” tab then the register button or choose “Virtual” under “Register” in the heading menu (and remember, we‘re available to help register people over the phone Monday-Friday from 8:30am- 5:00pm by calling 800-226-8744).
Virtual participants have a lesser fundraising minimum requirement of $100—due by the day of The Prouty, July 8—and Virtuals will be notified to receive a Prouty T-shirt. Virtual participants are encouraged to raise as much money as they can for the cause and qualify for fundraising awards and prizes when they raise $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,500, $3,000, $3,500, or $10,000 (plus the top fundraising virtual will win a top prize)!
Virtual participants can join or start teams and enjoy the camaraderie as they work with friends and family to reach group fundraising goals. Virtual participants can also choose “Family Registration” (the first registration choice you make!) if you have up to one other adult and three children (ages 8-18) who are related that you’d like to fundraise with, to meet the $300 family minimum and have only one fundraising page together.