Aug 19, 2023 at 8:00 AM
Grand-Further Mountain Run
Banner Elk NC, 28604
Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Starting Elevation: 5227
High Point: 6522
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%
First Year of the Event: 2017
Men's Record: 2018 Luke Paulson (26) 2:22:41
Women's Record: 2018 Amanda Morris (33) 2:54:48
Grandfather Mountain, sitting at 5,945 feet tall is the most iconic mountain in all the Southern Appalachians. It is rich in scenery and bio-diversity and home to some of the most gnarliest trails you can find on the east coast. So what better place to hold a pure mountain race?!?!
The Grand-Further Mountain Run is the premiere mountain race in North Carolina. The 25 kilometer course will climb Grandfather Mountain a total of two times from both sides of the mountain. The terrain is unforgiving, extremely technical, but most of all, astounding! Fixed ropes and ladders are even placed in certain sections of the trails to assist in climbing the tallest mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. This race is not for the faint of heart of the weak of knees. It demands your best and your utmost respect.
Prior trail running experience required to participate.
No photos available.