Throwing Bones Trail Races is back after a pandemic delay!
In the past, the races took place in chilly March on the Montreat College trails in Black Mountain. This year the course will still be in the original location, but this year it's going to be warmer, so leave your gloves and wool hats at home!
On May 20, 2023, runners will take off at the Montreat College Athletic Fields and will run 5K (3.1 miles) on nothing but dirt and grass - maybe a little mud.
If you've never run on a trails, this is a great way to ease your way into it. If you like running trails, but have never been able to run the shorter faster distances because of roots and rocks, we have something special for you. If you've run this race before, WELCOME BACK!!
This year, since it's our first year back after going virtual in 2020, we will only host the 5k and the virtual 5k. If we have enough interest, we will add a 10k course in 2024.
All Volunteers will receive a t-shirt for the 2023 races and a bib to run the 2024 Throwing Bones Trail Races!
Packet pick-up will on Friday, May 19th from 3:00pm-6:00 pm at Mountain Running Company, 106 W State St, Black Mountain and beginning at 7:00am on race day. The Race Expo will run from 7:00am-11:00am on race day.
About Throwing Bones
Throwing Bones' mission is to inspire cancer patients to keep moving forward with active lifestyles during treatment and beyond. We’re running OVER mountains to make healthy and active lifestyles a part of the solution.
Event's current local time: 5:01 AM ET
Through Throwing Bones, we hope to encourage and inspire, and to educate and enable cancer patients everywhere to find their best quality of life through healthy and active lifestyles.
All proceeds from the Throwing Bones Trail Race will go towards helping patients assess their physical abilities, allowing caregivers and healthcare providers to succeed. Current projects include a patient self-assessment series, healthcare, and connecting patients with patient-focused fitness coaches.
*Throwing Bones is a patient-focused registered 501(c)3.*