Due to the current state of the coronavirus, all participants will start alone this year unless arriving with family or friends. We will be having staggered start times (at 1 minute intervals) beginning at 7am. A confirmation email will be sent out to all registrants with further instructions asking for your preferred start time between 7am-10am.
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 650 feet of elevation gain in 1/3 of a mile on steep single track.
T-shirts are guaranteed to runners registered prior to 3/1/2021. Awards will be given to the overall top 3 female and male finishers and the top female and male "Masters" finishers (50+). For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.
All proceeds from this year's race will go to Southwestern Community Colleges (SCC) Student Emergency Fund, created by the SCC Foundation to help SCC students who encounter unforeseen financial emergencies which would otherwise prevent them from reaching their academic goals.
BlackRock 101 Challenge
Runners who complete the course in 101 minutes or less (1 hour 41 minutes) will earn a belt buckle.
Local time: 12:31 PM