May 12, 2023 at 4:30 AM

Hellbender 100 Mile

985 Camp Grier Rd.

Old Fort NC, 28762


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Entry Fee $250
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $275
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 150

Starting Elevation: 1500

High Point: 6484

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 65%

First Year of the Event: 2018

Men's Record: 21:27:53

Masters Men Record: 21:56:00

Women's Record: 26:09:39

Masters Women Record: 26:36:59


The Hellbender One Hundred is one of the most scenic hundred milers on the East Coast. This course will take you through a grueling tour of the massive Black Mountains, deep into the valleys below and to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain East of the Mississippi. With an elevation change of ~24,000+ ft, runners will experience some of the most challenging and beautiful trails in all of Western North Carolina. You’ll not want to miss this premiere, graduate level hundred through the heart of Southern Appalachia!

The Hellbender 100 is back on for 2022!

Registration will open on November 1, 2021. During the initial registration period entries will be open to the first 75 female and 75 male entrants. The race will be capped at 150 entrants with any remaining spots open for either gender on March 1, 2022

Time Limit – 40 hours
Elevation Gain ~ 21,540 ft.+
Elevation Change ~ 43,000 ft.
Miles of Trail – ~71.0
Miles of Gravel -~29.7
Miles of Pavement – ~1.0


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 12, 2023

Held on May 06, 2022

Held on Nov 20, 2020

Held on Apr 12, 2019

Held on Apr 20, 2018

Event Results

View 2018 Results