Ever wondered what trail running is like? The Piedmont 8 Hour is a great intro to Ultras and trail running. The 2.65 mile loop features approx 60 feet of elevation change each loop. The trail meanders through open meadows and forest, presenting an ever changing view. Running the second to last weekend of October also means that you will see spectacular leave coloring.
Runners will have access to food and aid every time they pass the start line. Awards will be given to the top three finishers for males and females. Every runners logging either a half marathon or 50k will also receive a prize.
Every runner who signs up by 10/10/20 is guaranteed a shirt. We know after the Corona Virus everyone wants to run so we are keeping the price low. Registration starts at $40! Come out and hit the trails with us!
Aid this year will be slightly different. Upon check in, runners will receive a brown bag with some aid in it. This may fruit (banana and orange) that has been washed, gel and maybe some other stuff. The aid station will offer prepackaged food only, like gummy candies and chips. We will have Water, Tailwind and some pop (that's right, I'm from the midwest). It is a cupless event so bring your own cup. Volunteers will hand you what you ask for as you come through. Runners using the aid station should wear a mask when passing the aid station.
This year, we are proud to partner with the Cafe at Maidens. They will be providing boxed lunches to interested runners after 12pm. Boxed lunches will include a scrumptious sandwich, chips, cookie and can of Pop. Because the cost of the race is so low these will be provided as an add on feature. Meaning if you want it you pay for it at registration. You may also order food for family/friends. This may be a good option because there is no real food for around a 20 minute drive. Order at checkout. Take a look at the menu here (https://www.thecafeatmaidens.com/menu)
We are changing the course this year to give everyone some new trails to run. Participants will start at Trailhead parking as in years past. They will head out towards Coyote Run. Once on Coyote Run they will loop towards Pine Trail and then pick up Big Cabin before ending up back at the start. It is approximately 2.65 miles per each loop with minimal elevation change.
Local time: 8:31 PM