Quest for the Crest races are point to point courses held in the beautiful Black Mountains of North Carolina. The highest mountain range in the Eastern United States. Participants in the 50K will top out on the highest point - Mount Mitchell - with an elevation of 6,683 feet above sea level. Both courses are rugged, with steep climbs, fast downhills, and technical terrain. If you choose the 50K, you must meet have complete a 50K race with two years of the race. The aid stations are well stocked, and you will enjoy a festive finish line party!
Quest for the Crest 50K is an approved ITRA race with 3 qualifying points for UTMB races.
The 50K packet pick up is located at Albert's Inn - 76 S Toe River Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714. Runners must ride a bus to the start line on race day. The 10K packet pick up is located at Micaville Elementary School - 112 NC-80, Burnsville, NC 28714
Rooms and camping are available at Albert's Inn, but those fill up fast. Various other lodging options are available in Burnsville and Little Switzerland. There are also rental homes available in the area through all common booking sites.