The Wildcat Wildfire is recreational pentathlon run in conjunction with the Tuckerman Inferno adventure race. The Tuckerman Inferno started in 2000 as the annual major fundraiser for Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. The races pay homage to the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930’s. While the original American Infernos were top to bottom ski races, the current Tuckerman Inferno and Wildcat Wildfire include running, kayaking, biking and hiking. Individuals and relay teams of two or five people compete to see who will be the fastest to cover an approximately 30 mile course that starts in the Mount Washington Valley and finishes at Wildcat Ski Area.
In 2013, partnering with AbilityPLUS, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine added an adaptive division to the Wildcat Wildfire. There was a great response, and the adaptive division is growing to include more teams this year. As a result, there have been competitors with physical and intellectual disabilities.