Black Mountain Marathon

20211223
2021-02-27

Feb 27, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Black Mountain Marathon

Black Mountain NC,

USA

Entry Fee $100
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 26.2M
  • 40M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 2300

High Point: 6684

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1998

Men's Record: 2018 Morgan Elliott (29) 4:20:48

Masters Men Record: 2013 Dave Mackey (43) 4:33:14

Women's Record: 2010 Kristin Moehl (32) 5:10:38

Masters Women Record: 2008 Anne Riddle (41) 5:38:55

Description:

The Challenge is this: Begin at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint “front porch of Western North Carolina”, and follow trails to the “rooftop” of Western North Carolina, the 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell – eastern America’s highest point – then return to the start/finish area!

With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in the first 20 miles! Race founders Wendell Begley of Black Mountain Savings and Trent Thomas from Black Dome Mountain Sports saw a need for this kind of event for both the elite athlete and the weekend warrior. Their goal was to design a race that was attainable physically while offering the opportunity to test oneself against the often-uncooperative forces of nature!

Virtual event in 2021.

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Map

Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 27, 2021

Held on Feb 24, 2020

Held on Feb 23, 2019

Held on Feb 24, 2018

Held on Feb 25, 2017

Held on Feb 27, 2016

Held on Feb 28, 2015

Held on Feb 22, 2014

Held on Feb 23, 2013

Held on Feb 25, 2012

Held on Feb 26, 2011

Held on Feb 27, 2010

Held on Feb 28, 2009

Held on Feb 23, 2008

Held on Feb 24, 2007

Held on Feb 25, 2006

Held on Feb 27, 2005

Held on Feb 28, 2004

Held on Feb 23, 2003

Held on Feb 23, 2002

Held on Feb 24, 2001

Held on Feb 26, 2000

Held on Feb 28, 1998

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results