Saturday, Oct 5, 2024

Chasing Trails Ultras

1501 State Rd 1227

Old Fort, NC 12hrs, 12 Hours 4 Person Relay, 6 Hours 2 Person Relay, 6hrs, 3hrs

Registration closes: Thu, Oct 3 @ 11:59PM AST

Chasing Trail 3hr, 6hr, & 12hr

Get ready to chase trails with us on October 5, 2024 in the new Gateway trail system in Old Fort, NC. This timed event lets you choose your distance in 3 hours, 6 hours, or 12 hours. There are team relay options available! For the 12 hour, you can choose a team of up to 4 runners. For the 6 hour, you can choose a team of 2 runners. The course is a ~3.2 mile loop with approximately 380ft of elevation gain. This trail system is very approachable for beginner trail runners, while still providing a challenge as you add more and more loops.

Runners must complete at least 1 loop before the end of their time limit to be a finisher. Only loops completed within your time limit will be counted towards your total. Race fuel and hydration will be provided at the start/finish race base. Crews are welcome in the Gateway Trailhead parking lot.

Packet Pick Up

Early Packet Pick Up 10/4/2024
5-7PM

Race Day Packet Pick UP 10/5/2024
6-8:45AM Gateway Trailhead Parking Lot

Important Dates

Registration opens October 7, 2023! Register early for the lowest prices!
3 Hour Pricing
11/6/23 - 2/22/24 $60
2/23/24 - 8/5/24 $70
8/6/24 - 10/3/24 $85

6 Hour Pricing
11/6/23 - 2/22/24 $80
2/23/24 - 8/5/24 $90
8/6/24 - 10/3/24 $105

6 Hour 2 Person Pricing
11/6/23 - 2/22/24 $160
2/23/24 - 8/5/24 $180
8/6/24 - 10/3/24 $210

12 Hour Pricing
11/6/23 - 2/22/24 $90
2/23/24 - 8/5/24 $100
8/6/24 - 10/3/24 $115

12 Hour 4 Person Team Relay

11/6/23 - 2/22/24 $260
2/23/24 - 8/5/24 $400
8/6/24 - 10/3/24 $460

Course Information

The course starts/finishes in the Old Fort Gateway Trailhead parking lot and runners will run through the race arch to complete each loop. Each race will start with a loop around the parking lot to spread out runners before heading towards Jarretts Creek Road. This is an approximately .1 mi of gravel road before runners with hook left onto the Gateway Trails.

The Gateway Trail section is ~ 1.9 miles of rolling uphill single track trail with approximately 300ft of climb and beautiful scenic views. The trail meets Jarretts Creek Road and runners will turn right onto the gravel road for ~.2 miles. The course will hook a sharp right onto the Foundation Trail and will stay left to continue onto the Foundation Trail. Runners will continue on this downhill singletrack trail for approximately 1 mile before meeting Jarretts Creek Road. Runners will follow Jarretts Creek Road into the Gateway Trailhead parking lot and loop through the start/finish arch to begin a new loop.

Crews/aid are allowed to set up tents in the Gateway Trailhead Parking lot. All tents must be weighted down at each corner and spectators must pay attention to vehicle traffic.

Event's current local time: 4:50 AM AST

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