Mar 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Assault on BlackRock
Sylvia NC, 28779
Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%
First Year of the Event: 2017
How does running a seven-mile trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet – and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The course weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging rocky/dirt roads and single track. The final climb to the summit ridge comprises 650 feet of elevation gain in 1/3 of a mile on steep single track.
T-shirts are guaranteed to runners registered prior to 3/1/2021. Awards will be given to the overall top 3 female and male finishers and the top female and male “Masters” finishers (50+). For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.
All proceeds from this year’s race will go to Southwestern Community Colleges (SCC) Student Emergency Fund, created by the SCC Foundation to help SCC students who encounter unforeseen financial emergencies which would otherwise prevent them from reaching their academic goals.
BlackRock 101 Challenge
Runners who complete the course in 101 minutes or less (1 hour 41 minutes) will earn a belt buckle.
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