ARCHIVED RACE: Top of the Mountain to Ya @ Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, NC, United States on 15 March 2014

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Top of the Mountain to Ya
  • Distance (KMs): 11
  • Distance (Miles): 4
  • Date: 15 March 2014
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Venue: Hanging Rock State Park
  • Organised By: Go Run Trails
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - One Water station
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

May the trail rise to meet you and if this is your first trail race we advise you to sign up for the “short course”.

The “short course” should be fine for the whole family just make sure your endurance level is at 4 miles or more. You will get all the twists, turns, elevation, roots, rocks, …just in a limited amount.

Advanced? you better be on the 11K. You will travel the entire length of the Moores Knob trail, some of the highest elevations in the park. Be prepared for a big ole mountain of fun, and then some. The race starts in the Lake Parking area. Both race lengths follow the same direction from the start and begins on pavement for about a half mile(for spacing). At the Visitors Center Parking the pavement turns into a sidewalk type trail. Its a beautiful trail which goes on for another third of a mile. There is some elevation here. The sidewalk disappears and now its all roots and rocks for most of the remaining time. At about mile 3, the Short course turns back and heads toward the finish line. The Long Course begins its ascent up the mountain. This uphill climb is very technical , a virtual “rock garden” to run through. As the Long Course, just shy of the top, starts down, the trail turns into an amazing set of man made stairs. At the bottom of the stairs you are just a hop, skip and a jump from the finish. NO WALKERS on the 11K, please.

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