Race Cradle to Grave 30k-10k Quarantine Edition 2020
Join us "Virtually Anywhere" for the Eighth Annual Cradle to Grave 30k-10k!
After careful consideration and recommendations from public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to make Cradle to Grave 30k-10k a virtual race this year! This decision was made due to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 challenge. Please understand that FIND Outdoors will always put the safety and health of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, staff and community first.
Your choice to participate in this year’s Cradle to Grave Race, in whatever form you feel comfortable, will do several important things. Of course, you will get the benefit of preparing and engaging in something that is good for body, mind and soul, but every step you take in this year’s race helps to keep The Cradle of Forestry going through these tough times.
The good news is that participants will be able to complete the 30k or 10k distance wherever they choose! You can complete the race anywhere from the outdoors practicing social distancing to the indoors on a treadmill. We would love to encourage you to run your race on the Cradle to Grave courses, everyone registered for the race will receive a Free Day Pass to the Cradle of Forestry simply by showing a copy of your registration information. Participants can complete the race anytime the week of September 5th - 12th, 2020!
While this format is not what the Cradle to Grave 10k and 30k were designed to achieve, we hope you can find a way to challenge yourself and support The Cradle of Forestry with your choice to stick with this year’s race.
How will Cradle to Grave 30k-10k Virtual Race Work?
Step 1: Get registered! If you are already registered, you will be receiving an email from UltraSignup to make your choice to remain in the virtual race or defer to our 2021 event. Please make this choice before our deferral deadline of Friday, July 31, 2020!
Step 2: Hike or run your 30k or 10k on the Cradle to Grave course, a treadmill, on the road or wherever you choose between September 5th and September 12, 2020.
Step 3: Take some photos and share them with us on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #cradletograve30k10k #runinpeace #findoutdoors #gofindoutdoors
Step 4: When you’re finished, you have the option to submit your results through the Results Tab on our registration page.
Step 5: After the event, watch your mailbox for your race swag!
What About the SWAG?
This year everyone registered will receive a high-quality race shirt and an awesome custom bottle opener medal for both races!
We will ship these awards directly to our participants after our virtual event ends. Participants will also receive a One Day Pass to the Cradle of Forestry and a free gift from Oskar Blues Brewery. You can receive perks by showing your race registration information
Participants have the option to report their race time under our Race Results tab on our registration site. The Top Three Overall and Masters Top Three Overall Fastest Reported Times for Males and Females and will receive a FIND Outdoors Hat and a Year Pass to the Cradle of Forestry! You can report your time between Saturday, September 5th – Saturday, September 12th, 2020.
FIND Outdoors truly appreciates your help and support in making this new virtual race a reality for not only our community, but for anyone interested in the outdoors, trail racing and staying safe.
Virtual Running Safety Tips
• If you don’t feel well, please stay home.
• Plan for your run. This year’s race will not have aid stations, so carry extra supplies.
• Notify someone when you start your run and then when you are done. Let them know where you are running.
• Use the maps provided at our website, Cradle to Grave Race Page, and make sure you are familiar with the course area.
• If listening to music only use one earbud and leave your other ear open to listen for potential hazards.
• Check the weather for the time you plan on running.
• Wear bright or reflective clothing.
• Call 911 with any emergency right away.
• Lastly and most importantly, use common sense and listen to your body — don’t overdo it.
About FIND Outdoors
FIND Outdoors, formerly Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, is a 47-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Pisgah Forest, NC at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. FIND’s mission promotes educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America. FIND Outdoors serves approximately 800,000 visitors each year with over 150 educational and recreational programs, special events, and tours. It manages 21 recreation, education and camping facilities in North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana; offers to the public environmental education programs and forest-related gifts, educational books and other resources; and provides partnership opportunities for the health, safety and education of all forest users on local and regional public and private lands. Learn more at GoFINDOutdoors.org.
There are wildlife dangers on this course! Rattle Snakes, Copperheads, Bear, Coyote, are all real dangers on this course. Please educate yourself on these dangers and what you should do if you encounter one of the animals.
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