Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

2019 Pisgah Running Adventure Race

1000 Pisgah Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC 20-35M 2 Per Team

Registration closes: Fri, May 3 @ 11:59 PM

Description

The Pisgah Running Adventure Race (PRAR) is held deep in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful, rugged, and unforgiving areas in the nation.

Teams of two runners will race to reach 4 out of 5 checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 20-35 miles and will take 4 or more hours to complete.

There will be nothing at the checkpoints other than pre-existing landmarks. Every team must carry a reliable digital camera to photograph the landmarks as proof of reaching each checkpoint.

Entry fee is $100 per team of 2.

Schedule of events

5:30AM-7:30AM Sunday – Sign-in and gear-check open.

7:45AM Sunday – Racer meeting

8:00AM Sunday – Race start

10:00PM Sunday – Race cutoff

Rules

1. Have Fun!
2. Team members must stay together at all times during the event.
3. Teams must carry all required gear at all times during the event.
4. Teams must reach 4 of 5 checkpoints to finish.
5. Teams that reach 5 of 5 checkpoints will receive a time bonus.
6. Teams must carry a reliable digital camera (or phone with camera) and take a photo of each checkpoint reached.
7. Teams may reach checkpoints in any order.
8. The team with the lowest overall time (after time bonuses and penalties) wins.
9. USE of OFF-MAP trails is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
10. NO BUSHWHACKING.
11. There will be random gear-checks on-course. Teams will receive a time penalty for each piece of missing required-gear.
12. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify teams for any reason deemed by race officials as unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event.
13. Rule infractions witnessed by Race Officials will result in disqualification.
14. Rule infractions NOT witnessed by Race Officials must be reported by members of TWO SEPARATE teams to be considered.
15. Protest period ends 30 minutes after the final team returns or 10:30PM Sunday, whichever comes first.

Venue and Directions




Start/Finish will be in the field directly across NC276 from Davidson River Campground in Pisgah Forest, NC.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.28083, -82.7225
35°16’51?N, 82°43’21?W

From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-40 West to I-26 East to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

From Spartanburg, South Carolina, take I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.


From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-85 South to Gastonia and exit at U.S. Highway 74 West. Merge with I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

Local time: 4:55 PM
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