About Throwing Bones
Throwing Bones' mission is to inspire ALL blood cancer patients to keep moving forward with active lifestyles during treatment and beyond. We’re running OVER mountains to make healthy and active lifestyles a part of the solution.
Through Throwing Bones, we hope to encourage and inspire, and to educate and enable blood cancer patients everywhere to find their best quality of life through healthy and active lifestyles.
All proceeds from the Throwing Bones Trail Race will go towards helping patients assess their physical abilities, allowing caregivers and healthcare providers to succeed. Current projects include a patient self-assessment series, healthcare, and connecting patients with patient-focused fitness coaches.
*Throwing Bones is a patient-focused registered 501(c)3 for patients fighting multiple myeloma and other blood cancers.*
QUICK RACE INFO
Race Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Start Time: Trail Fun Run will begin at 8:30am. 5k will begin at 9am. 10k will begin at 9:15am.
Course: 5k and 10k routes will be available for download soon.
Parking: Parking will be available near the course, but will likely fill up quickly. Overflow parking is available at the Black Mountain public parking, which is approximately .5 miles from the start.
WHO’S GOING TO BE THERE?
The Throwing Bones Trail Race Day Expo will start on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8 AM to and will end 1 hour after the last race at Pulliam Stadium at the Montreat College athletic fields. Pulliam Stadium, 191 Vance Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
Parking is available onsite. Overflow Parking is located across from the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Building, 304 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Vendors Scheduled to attend the Race Day Expo are:
Baa’d Sheep Burritos (breakfast tacos)
Vertical Runner Black Mountain
The Runner's Mechanic Physical Therapy Clinic (pending)
Lookout Brewing Company (NA beverages)
Dynamite Roasting Company (coffee)
Melodic AF Band!
Vertical Runner (running specialty store on State Street in downtown Black Mountain) will hold course practice runs on Wednesdays leading up to the race. Visit VerticalRunnerBlackMountain.com for details.
A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.
You may pick up your packet and bag on race morning, or Friday afternoon at Vertical Runner.
If you are interested in hosting a booth on race day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staging will be allowed as early as 7:15 AM and all runners are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:15 AM.
If the parking on site fills up, overflow parking is available at the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks lot. Please allow additional time for parking and walking to the start.
The start of the race will be near Vance Avenue, between Pulliam Stadium and the parking area.
Mid-March in the Mountains of North Carolina are often unpredictable. It would not be unusual for snow and ice to occur, so please bring gloves and headwear.
This is only 6 miles at the longest. You won’t need a drop bag.
However, pack one anyways and leave it in your car. It gets cold out here!
TIMING & BIBS
This race will not be chip timed.
Overall prize winners (top 3 in each race) for the 10K and 5K will be determined by gun time.
In order to ensure that race volunteers, officials, and photographers can properly identify you, you must wear your bib on the front of your person in an unobstructed position. If the photographers along the course cannot see your bib number, you will not be able to retrieve your race photos or possible awards
RACE START TIMES
8:30 - Fun Run
9:00 - 5k Race
9:15 - 10k Race.
The course map and description will be available for download in February 2020.
Aid stations will be available on both the 5k and 10k routes. Locations will be marked on the course maps.
Race volunteers will be present at all major intersections and turns on the courses to guide runners. Please follow their directions at all times in order to ensure your safety. Runners who are found in violation of volunteer instructions while on the course may be subject to disqualification. Please stay within the boundaries of the designated trails throughout the entire race. Where applicable, runners are required to stay on the appropriate side of cone or tape lines.
Although earphones are allowed on the course, it is recommended that volume be kept low and/or only one earbud be used so that surrounding noises are audible to each runner. Alternatively, out-of-ear devices such as Aftershokz are encouraged as they allow for superb music quality without compromising ambient sounds.
Some aid stations on the course will be supplied with a first-aid kit that will include items such as bandages, moleskin, vaseline, anti-inflammatories, etc. If you are in need of any of these items, simply stop and ask the volunteers at the aid station and they should be able to help you. Volunteers cannot dispense certain items unless specifically requested by the runner. In addition to the first-aid kits, various aid stations will be staffed by medical professionals who will be equipped with advanced medical supplies.
Runners are encouraged to note any special medical considerations on the back of their bibs in case of emergencies.
Spectators are welcomed and encouraged along the vast majority of the route. They should be considerate of public and private property and never interfere with the progress of any race participant. Spectators are required to follow the instructions of volunteers at all times.
Do not attempt to access any portion of the course by car.
Black Mountain is rapidly becoming known as a trail running must see spot. This is the place to begin your journey through it’s hollowed boughs.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
There will be at least one race photographer on the course and the final products will be posted on facebook an the race page.
All 5k and 10k runners who register before the deadline will receive a Next Level long sleeve thermal print with the race logo on the front. Runners who register after the deadline or on race day will also receive a shirt, but may have to accept an alternative size or style.
All Fun Run participants will receive a Throwing Bones neck/head gaiter. These will also be available for sale, before, during and after the race.
TRANSFER, WITHDRAWAL & DEFERRAL POLICY
Life happens. You shouldn't have to worry about what to do if you end up not being able to participate in the race, and you shouldn't have to pay for race insurance that you might not use. Our generous policies allow you to transfer your bib to another person or defer your entry to next year. Refunds will not be issued however. Runners can exercise these options at any time within the given timeframes for any reason whatsoever.
Awards will be handed out, but you’ll have to wait to see what they look like. We promise to trickle out details on social media as it gets closer to race day.
FINISH LINE FESTIVITIES
Stick around for breakfast tacos, coffee, an alignment, a massage, or to shop for new gear after the race!
Local time: 4:01 PM
The closest airport to Black Mountain is the Asheville Regional Airport.
WHERE TO STAY IN BLACK MOUNTAIN
Whether you prefer boutique lodging, upscale suites or alternative lodging, Black Mountain has something just right for your stay.
Hotels ( Black Mountain/East Asheville)
In the city that likes to "keep it weird," you can take your pick of creative and comfy accommodations, from gorgeous mountain cabins to historic bed and breakfast. Check out Greybeard Realty for creative options while you’re in town.