Come enjoy 18.6 miles of trail running in the birthplace of modern forestry! The fourth annual Cradle to Grave 30k starts and finishes at the Cradle of Forestry, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. You will run out the lush Pink Beds trail past fields of wildflowers and beaver ponds, cross creeks on bridges and rocks, move along forest service roads in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, and climb up to one of the most unvisited and spectacular views of pristine forest land available. The return trip will utilize several different trails, each with their own unique topography, beauty, and characteristics. Your post race lunch will be included in your entry fee. Entertainment will be provided.
The Cradle to Grave 10k starts and finishes at the Cradle of Forestry, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. The Cradle to Grave 10k course utilizes part of the existing 30k course and will have you running the Pink Beds Loop Trail past fields of wildflowers and beaver ponds, while crossing creeks on bridges and rocks. Your post race lunch will be included in your entry fee. Entertainment will also be provided.
Complete race details can be found at the website:
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING! - Bib Transfers & Dropping in Distance
Before we get into this section, please understand that you are supporting the Cradle of Forestry in America, (www.cradleofforestry.com) through you registration money and we fully appreciate your understanding of the following policy and support of the CFAIA!
If for some reason you cannot run, please find someone to transfer your bib to. You can do this on your own through ulrasignup. You are responsible for receiving payment from whom you are transferring your bib to.
You may also drop down to the 10k if you feel it necessary. No money will be refunded, and you can handle this on your own as well through ultrasignup.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! All Bib Transfers & lowering distances must be done before May 7, 2019. Thank you!
ALL races receive a Cradle To Grave Race shirt - REGISTER BY APRIL 17 TO GUARANTEE SIZE
30k Finishers Medal
Fully Stocked Aid Stations 30k - 6 & 10k - 1 (water & electrolytes)
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.
Local time: 8:32 PM