About the event
How does running a seven-mile trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet- and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The course weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging rocky/dirt roads and single track. The final climb to the summit ridge comprises of 650 feet of elevation gain in 1/3 of a mile on steep single track.
T-shirts are guaranteed to runners registered prior to 3/1/2020. Awards will be given to the overall top 3 female and male finishers, and the top 3 female and male "Masters" finishers (50+). For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who successfully complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.
All proceeds from this year's race will go to the Humane Society of Jackson County, North Carolina.
** Cupless Race: Water will be available on the course, but to limit the impact on the park and to reduce waste we ask that you provide a handheld water bottle or collapsible cup. Cups will not be available at water stations.
BlackRock 101 Challenge
Runners who complete the course in 101 minutes or less (1 hour 41 minutes) will earn a belt buckle.
Local time: 8:39 AM