Quest for the Crest 10K
Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:00 A.M.
Micaville Elementary School
112 State Hwy 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714
Race Day - Start 9:00 A.M. 4.0 Hour Cutoff
This is a point-to-point race with NO AID STATIONS. You will begin in the valley at the Woody Ridge TH and proceed up for 2.8 miles with an elevation gain of nearly 3,000 feet!! Be prepared to scramble on all fours on the steepest sections and enjoy the amazing views of the valley below. Hiking poles NOT ALLOWED ON THE FIRST CLIMB (Woody Ridge). You will need to have free hands to ascend the steepest parts of the trail. After that you may use hiking poles.
Once you reach the top you will travel along the famous Black Mountain Crest Trail (highest on the East Coast) and then drop down 4.4 miles on a fast double / single track trail to a final splash across Bowlens Creek to the finish line!
See course map details below on Trail Run Project!
There is a shuttle to the start and then back from the finish line to the parking area.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT THE START LINE, AS PER FOREST SERVICE PERMIT!
Parking / Packet Pick-Up / Shuttle
There will be parking for participants at Micaville Elementary School, Located at 112 State Hwy 80 S, Burnsville, NC 28714. Follow signs and volunteer instructions for parking.
Packet pick-up and check-in 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
Shuttle buses will leave between 7:15 A.M. - 8:15 A.M. If you are not on the bus by 8:15 you will not be allowed to race!!
There will be a port-a-potty at packet pick-up ONLY! No water or restrooms at the start.
If you have a finish line drop bag, leave it at packet pick up and we will deliver it to the finish. All unclaimed drop bags will be donated or disposed.
This is not a hiker friendly course. There is a massive climb to top of the Crest Trail.
There is a strict 4-hour cut off. You will be hiking up and running down to the finish.
There will be lite aid at the finish. Bananas, cookies, water
A shuttle from the finish back to your car is also provided.
RunBum Tours does not issue refunds, transfers, or deferments!
Questions? SEND AND EMAIL TO INFO@RUNBUMTOURS.COM
Note: courses are subject to change due to weather or trail closures.