This event has been postponed from June 6th to July 25th, 2020 (Dependent on group gathering restrictions in Jackson County, NC on July 25th)
About the event
Postponed until July 25th, 2020!
***If we can have the race, it is going to be much different than past races. In order to practice social distancing, we are going to have every participant start alone at 1-minute intervals. You can show up anytime between 7am and 10am to start and we will record your finish time and present results later. Awards will also be mailed out to the top 3 male and female finishers (including Masters) later. There will be only a handful of volunteers on the course, and the one water station will be stashed with water in plastic bottles. Belt buckles will also be awarded on sight if you earn one.***
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.
BlackRock 101 Challenge
Runners who complete the course in 101 minutes or less (1 hour 41 minutes) will earn a belt buckle.
Local time: 4:01 AM