Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Pilot Mountain Marathon and 20k

boyd nelson rd

Pinnacle, NC Marathon, 20K

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 17, 2018

General Information

RACES ARE FULL. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

New Marathon and 20k Race courses! Wind your way through the woods from the Pilot Creek Trailhead to the Mountain Section of Pilot Mountain State Park where you will climb up to the Pinnacle for views of the Piedmont below.

Hot post-race meal at the finish line!! HOT chocolate, HOT chili, and cornbread!

Course Description

marathon Course: Start at the Pilot Creek Trailhead. Run the Pilot Creek Trail to the campground. Take a right on Grindstone trail, then a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain. Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise. Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain. Take a left onto Mountain trail to explore the backside of the mountain. Turn left back onto Grindstone trail at the Ranger’s station, then loop the mountain again! (Take a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain. Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise. Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain. Take a left onto Mountain trail to explore the backside of the mountain. Turn left back onto Grindstone trail at the Ranger’s station.) The second time around you will turn right onto Pilot Creek Trail to return to the start/Finish area. Full Aid Stations at approximately 3.3 miles, 7 miles, 13.5 miles, 17 miles, and 23.5 miles. Water only aid station at approximately 11.5 miles and 21.5 miles.

20k Course: Start at the Pilot Creek Trailhead. Run the Pilot Creek Trail to the campground. Take a right on Grindstone trail, then a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain. Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise. Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain. turn left onto Pilot Creek Trail to return to the start/Finish area. Full Aid stations at approximately 3.3 miles, 7 miles, and 9 miles.

Full aid stations will have water, Gatorade, Coke, gels, PB&J sandwiches, Oreos, pretzels, and fruit.

Time Cut-offs and Limited Capacity

Cut Off Time of 3:30 pm for both races. Marathon runners must pass through aid station one (half way point) by 12:15 pm in order to continue in the race. Marathon runners must pass through aid station two (top of the mountain) for the second time by 2:00 pm in order to continue the race. Race Capacity Limit of a total of 100 runners combined for both races! Register early to ensure you get a spot!

Refunds and Transfers

Runners can transfer their registration to another runner. Runners can also change distances up to race day. 20k runners changing up to the marathon distance will have to pay the difference in registration fees. Marathon runners changing down to the 20k distance will not receive a refund of the difference in fees. No refunds or transfers to another year or another event.

The Pilot Mountain Marathon and 20k will take place rain or shine, unless Pilot Mountain State Park is closed due to weather conditions. If the state park does close for weather conditions, we will make every effort to reschedule the race for a later date.

Local time: 10:26 AM
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