Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 4, 2023

Welcome to Morrow Mountain State Park and the Naked Mountain Ultra!

Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina.

These pinnacles are the remains of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the eastern United States.

The park houses 32 miles of beautiful trail and you are about to become well acquainted with the majority of them.

Prepare yourself to be challenged as this course will traverse you up four of the park's mountain peaks and looping the park.

50/25 Mile Course Overview

The 50 Mile course will consist of two 25 mile loops traversing all four of the parks mountains for a total of roughly 6000 ft of elevation gain.

The Course is all trail and/or fire road with the exception of a brief period of pavement at the Start/Finish line located at the Pavillion and the Morrow Mountain Pool Parking lot.

Runners will start from the pavillion on the northeast side of the parking lot, and will return back to the pavillion from the backside of the Quarry Trail to complete one loop.

25 Mile Runners will only complete one lap.

More course information and GPX data can be obtained below:

*** You will need to view this route from a computer in order to export a GPX/TCX file.

Cutoff Times

There will be a 15 Hour cutoff time for the 50 Mile event.

50 Mile runners will also be required to have completed and start their second lap by 7.5 Hour (2:30pm) mark in order to continue.

25 and 10 Mile runners will have all day to complete if they choose to do so.

Aid Stations

We will have at least 4 aid stations along the course offering a variety of hot / cold food, gels, snacks and perhaps some surprises.

***We have teamed up with Huma Gel ( again this year to be our official hydration partner for this years event.

- Runners will receive a code in their confirmation emails for free Huma product to try before and after the race!

Drop Bags


Pacers / Crew

Pacers will be allowed for 50 mile runners only after completing their first lap. Runners may also have crew members positioned anywhere they wish on the course as long as they are not intrusive or pose a risk to other runners.

Come Train With Us!!

Training runs for the 2025 Naked Mountain Ultra will take place at 8am, the third Saturday of every month begining in October, and will repeat until race day in March.

We will meet in the Morrow Mountain State Park Pool parking lot and start our run near there.

We will provide hydration and basic aid station food / fuel to support the runners.

More information can be found via our Facebook Events Page

Packet Pickup


Race Date

Saturday, March 1st 2025


Morrow Mountain Pool Parking Lot

Once through the gate travel into the park and we will have signs up directing you to the parking area 


Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001

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Start Times

50 Mile – 7AM

25 Mile – 8AM 

10 Mile - 8:30AM

Event's current local time: 3:23 AM ET


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