Grand-Further Mountain Run


Aug 19, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Grand-Further Mountain Run

4000 NC Highway 105 S

Banner Elk NC, 28604


Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25K

Type: Trail

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.


Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 19, 2023

Held on Aug 20, 2022

Held on Aug 21, 2021

Held on Aug 22, 2020

Held on Aug 24, 2019

Held on Aug 25, 2018

Held on Aug 26, 2017

Event Results

View 2018 Results

View 2017 Results