The Seven Sisters 25k is a monstrous mountain of a run around the East and West ridges of the Montreat Wilderness! This route is a Western North Carolina classic, but it will be the first time it will be held as a race. Although short in distance, this route will leave you in awe at its beauty and its difficulty.
The route passes over multiple peaks and overlooks including; Lookout Rocks, Rocky Head, Graybeard, Rattlesnake Rocks, and of course the Seven Sisters themselves along the treacherous West Ridge Trail. Come prepared to run this beast!
Prior Trail Running Experience Required to Participate!
Refunds granted minus $20 up to 60 days prior to the event. No transfers/deferments at any time.
Distance: 25 Kilometers....ish (15ish miles)
Elevation Gain: ~4,000 ft
Percentage Trail: ~95%
Time Limit: 5 hours
Aid Stations: Miles ~4 (10:20am cutoff) & ~8 (11:40am cutoff)
Stay on marked trails, DO NOT CUT SWITCHBACKS!
Must carry required gear at all times.
Use proper trail etiquette when passing other runners
Be courteous to other trails users
Obey any race official's request
Need to Know
You must carry required gear. This includes a rain shell, at least a 20oz water carrying device, a whistle, cell phone, and an emergency blanket.
-No parking at the start, you'll be parking at designated sites close by.
-The start/finish area is a third of a mile walk from parking and your car.
-This is a cupless race!
Pre-Packet pickup will be held at Mountain Running Company in downtown Black Mountain from 4pm-7pm on Friday before the race. Please pick up your packet early, however, we will have race day pickup from 7:30-8:50am race morning.
If coming in from out of town, the best place is to stay in Montreat at the Assembly Inn just a short walk from the start of the race! The Assembly Inn has limited rooms so book fast. More info can be found here: https://montreat.org/events/spring-sabbath
Top 3 male/female will receive a hand made award from a local artist.
All finishers will receive a finishers award.
Refunds will be granted minus $20 up to 60 days before the event. After this time, no refunds will be given. We do not allow transfers or deferments in any case at any time.
If the race needs to be canceled for any reason (unforeseen acts of nature or COVID), the race will be run virtually "Tanawha style" (aka on the actual course, not anywhere). Please plan your calendar accordingly. No refunds, transfers, or deferrals will be given in the case of race moving to virtual.
If the race needs to be canceled for any reason (unforeseen acts of nature or state COVID closures), the race will be run virtually "Tanawha style" (aka on the actual course, not anywhere). Please plan your calendar accordingly. No refunds, transfers, or deferrals will be given in the case of the race moving to a virtual format.
- How do I know my order on the waitlist? Click on the waitlist button above on this page to view where you stand currently on the waitlist.
Event's current local time: 2:10 AM ET
- What are my chances of getting off the waitlist? If you are in the top 15 of the waitlist, your chances of getting in by race day are very high, but not a full qaurantee. You should go ahead and be training as if you are in the event. If you are lower than 15 down the waitlist, your chances diminish the further you are down the list. Historically, we've never exceeded inviting any more than 25 people off a waitlist and that is very high, but know that not everyone accepts a registration invite and many decline. So you could be number 35 on the waitlist, but still get in by race day.
- When will I know that I got off the waitlist? An email will be sent to invite you to signup for the race off the waitlist after a spot opens up. You will have one week to confirm your entry before the invite will be removed
- How soon should I expect an invite? Most likely you will not receive an invite until the final few weeks before the event up to two days before the event.