Hydrating Humanity: Run for Clean Water Ultra


May 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Hydrating Humanity: Run for Clean Water Ultra

7901 South, NC-18

Boomer NC, 28606


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Entry Fee $100
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $250
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 100M
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 70%

First Year of the Event: 2021


Located between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro in North Carolina, YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge is nestled in the lush, serene mountains of North Carolina. The race is a 4.1 Mile loop around beautiful Lake Broyhill. The course is 70% single track trail, 30% gravel road.

100 Miler: 25 Laps (7,950′ ft of total elevation gain) (30 hour cut off)

100 K: 16 Laps (5,088′ ft of total elevation gain) (There is no time cutoff for the 100k and 50k)

50 K: 8 Laps (2,544′ ft of total elevation gain) (There is no time cutoff for the 100k and 50k)

RELAYS: Get a group together and tackle these distances as a team.

The race will start at the gorgeous Chapel with a huge front lawn that overlooks Lake Broyhill. The Chapel is an open-air building with restroom facilities. This will be the start and end of each lap. It will also be the location for the only aid station, a place for runners drop bags, and where family and friends can hang and gather to support the runners and the event and have a great time.

*There is no time cutoff for the 100k and 50k.

Camping Option
Runners, you and your loved ones have the option to stay and camp on the huge, grassy lawn that sits between the Chapel and the lake. So bring you’re camping gear and make a weekend of it!

There are bathrooms available to everyone at the chapel.

We believe everyone can leverage their unique talents for a greater cause! That’s why we’re inspiring ultra athletes (and anyone else ready to push beyond their own “impossible”) to run for a cause greater than themselves. If we become the “go-to” cause for ultra athletes, we’ll grow into the largest ultra race for clean water in the world!

That’s what it’s going to take to realize our bold vision: eradicating the waterborne disease crisis and transforming the poorest areas of the world. As the African proverb goes: ‘if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’

Supporting Hydrating Humanity
All proceeds from the race will benefit Hydrating Humanity: Their mission is to help the poorest areas of the world obtain real and lasting transformation at every level. This begins with meeting the fundamental need for clean water, and helping improve their physical, financial and spiritual lives along the way. They believe the most impactful spearhead into these communities is clean, safe water projects and hygiene education.


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 13, 2023

Held on Apr 30, 2022

Held on Apr 10, 2021

Event Results

View 2021 Results