Mt. Mitchell Challenge


Feb 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Mt. Mitchell Challenge

Fletcher NC,


Entry Fee $120
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 40M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 2300

High Point: 6684

First Year of the Event: 1998


9.5 mile on paved (or snowy) road. 19 Miles on double track, balance on single trail. Climbs net 4,324′ in 1st 20 miles then back down. 1999 saw 9 miles of knee-deep powder. Weather changes lots.

New for 2022 – All runners will sign up for the Marathon and if the Summit is available and covered with aid stations on race day, the first 250 runners that want to go to the summit for the full Challenge, and have reached the Parkway Marathon turnaround within the cut-off time, will become Challenge racers and will have the option to continue to the Summit. Summit racers will continue to be allowed to head up until the 250 racer capacity is reached or the cut-off time of 10AM has passed. Once one of those two thresholds has been reached, subsequent runners reaching the Parkway turnaround will continue normally as Marathon finishers.

In a typical year, there are less than 250 runners that reach the Parkway within the cutoff time, so this solution should give anyone who is capable, the chance for a Summit, if it is available to us.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 26, 2022

Held on Feb 27, 2021

Held on Feb 29, 2020

Held on Feb 23, 2019

Held on Feb 24, 2018

Held on Feb 25, 2017

Held on Feb 27, 2016

Held on Feb 25, 2015

Held on Feb 25, 2014

Held on Feb 25, 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 28, 2005

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