Throwing Bones Trail Races


May 18, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Throwing Bones Trail Races

211 Vance Avenue

Black Mountain NC, 28711

United States

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Entry Fee $40
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 5K

Series: Throwing Bones Trail Races

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 2405

High Point: 2500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2018

Men's Record: 2018 Kelsey Lenhardt (31) 19:06

Masters Men Record: 20'18 Joe Watson (51) 20:27

Women's Record: 2018 Valerie Gortmaker (42) 21:24

Masters Women Record: 2018 Valerie Gortmaker (42) 21:24


Throwing Bones Trail Races is back after a pandemic delay!

In the past, the races took place in chilly March on the Montreat College trails in Black Mountain. This year the course will still be in the original location, but this year it’s going to be warmer, so leave your gloves and wool hats at home!

On May 20, 2023, runners will take off at the Montreat College Athletic Fields and will run 5K (3.1 miles) on nothing but dirt and grass – maybe a little mud.

If you’ve never run on a trails, this is a great way to ease your way into it. If you like running trails, but have never been able to run the shorter faster distances because of roots and rocks, we have something special for you. If you’ve run this race before, WELCOME BACK!!


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 18, 2024

Held on May 20, 2023

Held on Aug 05, 2022

Held on Oct 10, 2020

Held on Mar 09, 2019

Held on Mar 10, 2018

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results