Plott Balsam Runners Present:
Two years ago, in my mind, I created this event. I wanted to share with others how beautiful Panthertown Valley truly is. So, we created a half marathon so that runners can experience some of what Panthertown has to offer.
While running the 13 miles you will summit two mountains. You will witness amazing views and run some of the best single track in Western North Carolina.
We will have one fully stocked aid station at the Cold Springs Parking area. We recommend that you bring something to carry water in. We will have a fully stocked aid station at the finish for you to replenish food and fluids.
We have commissioned a local artist to make the top 3 female and male finisher awards.
Every runner will receive a t-shirt and a commemorative finishers pint glass.
Parking can get a bit tight at Salt Rock parking area so we are encouraging carpooling. We have a special prize for runners who carpool so get your friends to register and load up the car.
We will link a GPX file of the course soon that will include a elevation profile.
Meanwhile enjoy a short video of the group running in Panthertown.
To learn more about Panthertown visit this link. https://panthertown.org/
Here is a link to the course map: https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7055056/headwaters-half-marathon
To download a GPX file of the course follow this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pmE7aNSevz-M2YUabl1z_Ds7dlEhnoLE
I would like to thank the Forest Service Nantahala Ranger District for supporting the Headwaters Half Marathon
Local time: 12:46 AM