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.

Course Overview

The course(s) will be marked with flagging tape and directional signage.

All the courses will be loops, starting and ending at the base of the Hattaway Mountain trailhead across the way from the Morrow Mountain pool.

The 50-mile course will consist of two 25-mile loops that will traverse four of the mountains of the park, yielding just shy of 3800 feet of elevation gain each loop.

The 10-miler will cover some additional terrain not covered in the 25/50-mile course and will offer about 1500 ft of accent.

25 Course Loop

There will be an ever so "slight" variance to the "flagged" course on race day from this GPX route. However, this will give you 99% of the course data you need.

10 Mile Course

There will be an ever so "slight" variance to the "flagged" course on race day from this GPX route. However, this will give you 99% of the course data you need.

Cutoff Times

15 Hours will be provided for the 50 mile runners and 14 hours for the 25 miler.

50 mile runners must complete their first loop within 7 hours in order to continue.

The course will be closed at 9PM for all runners!

Aid Stations

We will have 5 aid stations located along the course. These aid stations will serve as hydration points and will provide a combination of various cooked foods, gels and snacks.

Drop Bags

We will be offering drop bag service for 50 and 25 Mile runners to certain aid stations on the course - More information will be provided concerning that soon.

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 2024 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

You can also view Training Run course data and download a .gpx file with turn-bu-turn guidence to your applicable GPS watch below

Packet Pickup

We will be holding packet pickup on Friday, March 1st from 5 - 7pm at:

Uwharrie Brewing
121 N 3rd Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

If you are not able to make it to packet pickup on Friday, you will be able to pick it up on race day morning when you check-in.

Race Date

Saturday, March 2th 2024

Parking

Morrow Mountain Pool Parking Lot

https://maps.app.goo.gl/YgzNrQhH9tAoBLw16

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

Location

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

Check in

Look for the red check-in flag once you park

IMPORTANT - Even if you pick up your packet at Uwharrie Brewing, we still need you to check-in with us when you arrive at the event. This ensures that we have an accurate count of who is at the event and on the course. If you do not check-in when you get to the event you will risk the chance of being listed as a DNS (Did not start) come Start time. 
 
Check In Times: 
 
50M: 6AM - 6:50am 
25M: 6AM -7:50am
10M: 6AM - 8:15am

Start Times

50 Mile – 7AM

25 Mile – 8AM 

10 Mile - 8:30AM

Event's current local time: 1:37 AM ET

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