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Local time: 4:58 AM
The City of Monks Corner is the location and new home of the Almost 9 Miler! For years, the Almost 9 Miler Trail Race has been located in my beloved, Francis Marion National Forest. With the opening of the Biggin Creek Bike Trail, we have the opportunity to provide you with a challenging new location for the event! People, we have HILLS, SHARP TURNS, DROPS, CHALLENGING CLIMBS!!! All right here in the Lowcountry! Solid, single track madness is what you will find here! Still offering a staggered start that is based on age and gender…which greatly levels the playing field to benefit the really young…and those with some age on them!
NEW FOR 2019…a Double and Triple… Almost 9 Miler:
Who wants to run almost 20 miles? Four times around Biggin Creek will get you close to 20 miles on your trusted GPS device!
Who wants to run almost 30 miles? Six times around Biggin Creek will get you close to 30 miles on your trusted GPS device…AND get you the NEW Almost 9 Miler Finisher Coin…welcome to the crazy world of Ultra Running!
Both of these new distances will start at the same time as the single (two looped) Almost 9 Miler, with the same staggered starting format and be their own stand alone event with their own awards. So, what are you waiting for? Lace up them sneakers and join us, once again, for the craziest trail race around. Prizes are awarded to the top 5 finishers and the youngest/oldest participants and homemade veggie soup and bread will be available to the runners after the event.
Packet Pick-Up: Morning of the race at Biggin Creek Bike Trail from 0700-0730.
Cancellation Policy: This event will happen rain or shine. Refund Policy: I do not issue refunds or transfer registrations to another event.
Disclaimer: The Biggin Creek Trail was actually, accurately measured and is a five mile loop. Due to the twists and turns of the trail, GPS watches have a hard time keeping up and are usually always off. Also, since we run a little out and back section at the beginning of the event, you will actually exceed 10 miles, 20 miles and 30 miles. So this makes the name, Almost 9 Miler a bit confusing, doesn’t it? Why yes… it does! Enjoy the race and have fun! Not everything has to be dead on accurate, right?