LIMITED TO 20 RUNNERS!!!
This is a NO fee event hosted by Dancing Donkey Racing and is open to all runners.
Both runs (50K and 25K) will start at 7:30AM and there will be a 11 hour time limit (6:30PM). The sun will be setting at 5:42PM, so please plan to be off the mountain before it gets dark!! Both the 50K and 25K runs will begin and end at the Pinnacle tower trailhead. The number of runners is limited as this run will take place in the Cherokee National Forest. The course will consist of single track, forest service roads, grassy fire roads, and mountain bike trails. There will be lots of climbing but also some sweet downhills!!
The course will be minimally marked with ribbons.
Strava link for 25k course: https://www.strava.com/activities/690002469
Strava link for 50K course: https://www.strava.com/activities/375923173
Google Doc file of TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS FOR 50K: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14bVFnjsBW85enF3_Qp5FaUWtWIZJQXKe9ugzWg6eVw4/edit?usp=sharing
Google Doc file of TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS FOR 25K: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tyxruho6IhimfJh-TJVkqDpR3AM3xTk1F4xDIv-O6EA/edit?usp=sharing
Each runner will be expected to be mostly self-supported, as this is more of a group run, however all runners will receive an official finishing time and results will be posted to Ultra Signup. A chip timing system will be used this year to record your finish time. After the run, we plan to have a some sort of after run get together.
This will be the first run in the Pinnacle Series. The second run will be February 9 and the course will be run in reverse with a couple of detours thrown in. Look for the Buffalo Hump 50K run on Ultrasignup.
Parking will now be at the Pinnacle Fire Tower Trailhead parking area. Please carpool if possible. Plan to park along the road in the grass to minimize our impact in the parking lot. If coming from Johnson City on I-26 East, take exit 32 and turn right at the stop sign. You will see the little brown building and the paved parking area. There are bathrooms in the brown building.
Local time: 11:32 AM