FOR 2017 THE 50K WILL BE ON SATURDAY AND THE HALF WILL BE ON SUNDAY
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Grayson Highlands Trail Half Marathon / 50K
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Grayson Highlands 50k will start at 8 am SATURDAY May 6th 2017
The half marathon will start at 9:00 am SUNDAY May 7th 2017 />
Where: Grayson Highlands State Park
829 Grayson Highland Ln
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
What: Full Marathon/ Half Marathon 90% trails.
Entirely within Grayson Highlands State Park. THE HIGHEST RACE IN VIRGINIA!
50k has 5000 ft of climbing
Half Marathon has 2,000 ft of gain
Grayson Highlands is Virginia's third largest state park with just over 4500 acres of land. This beautiful park is located in Grayson County, Southern Virginia. This is the HIGHEST state park in Virginia. They are best known for our beautiful vistas and the wild ponies that live in the highlands. Expect to see spectacular views from all of the trails and overlooks, On a clear day, you can see for 70 miles. The park offers 15 miles of trails which we will run almost ALL of. This is one of the few places left in the south where there are still fir trees. Runners of both races will be running into this. You will see waterfalls, as far as you can see views, streams, rhododendron tunnels, 100+ year old built stone walls, views of two states and more single track than you can imagine!
This is the first and only trail race within Grayson Highlands State Park! You will have a view of Mt. Rogers, the HIGHEST point in Virginia. This race runs over Little Pinnacle or Haw Orchard Mountain, at 5,089 ft, making it the HIGHEST race in Virginia!
The trails are beautiful but anything but smooth or easy. There is some serious elevation change as well as some VERY rocky/technical sections. The course for both races will have a little bit of everything in it from short steep climbs to smooth rolling hills to flat. This has to be the prettiest run in Virginia!
Bring a camera and enjoy the course. Who knows you might even see a pony when you're running!
Unfortunately we can not mail shirts if you do not attend the race. The shirts are for runners who actually run and the rest of the shirts we give to volunteers or donate to charity. Thanks for understanding!
Price, prizes, awards...
Local time: 8:19 PM
Overall 1-3 male and female for both races.
Overall Male/female for both races get a unique painting by artist Randy Walker!!!
all runners get a shirt and a finisher award. The race in part benefits the park, local rescue squad and the friends group.
There are NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR DEFERMENTS AND NO EXCEPTIONS!
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