Quest for the Crest 10k
Sunday, May 22, 2022 8:30 AM
112 State HWY 80 South, Burnsville, NC 28714
You will park your car here and hop onto the mandatory shuttle to the start line. There will be port-a-potties here too. You cannot be dropped off at the start line and friends and family cannot come to the start line as there is nowhere for them to park and walk about.
Packet pick-up 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Mandatory shuttle departure is at 7:45 AM
Race starts at 8:30 AM with a 4.0 hour cutoff
This is a point-to-point race with NO AID STATIONS
You have a mandatory shuttle to the start line and a mandatory shuttle back to where you parked your car.
There are no drops offs allowed at the start line.
Warning***The course is incredibly challenging to say the least. In 2 spots you will be on all fours for 20 feet climbing up some rocks on the actual trail. There will be no running for 95% of the participants on the way up. The first 2.5 miles is a 3300 ft climb. The winner does this climb in about 50 minutes and they are running. Most people take about 90 minutes to 2 hours to make the climb. That’s going up steep redlining climbing for that long. Then it flattens out into a really technical trail that’s not super runnable for .4 miles then it’s 4.1 miles down with 3400 ft down. It’s rocky and quad busting. Most people finish this whole race in 2.5-3 hours. That’s for 6.5 miles and an all out effort. If you train for this running roads or an easy climb then you’re gonna get rocked. If you’re into this challenge and the beauty then you’re gonna run this race every year for the rest of your life. If you’re not agile and can’t get up and down rock beds of loose baby head sized rocks then please don’t put yourself at risk. Once you start the race the only way out is to finish or turn around. ***