Top of the Mountain to Ya Trail Race
Start: Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Danbury , NC 27016
Registration Closing Date
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 2:59 AM (EDT)
Top of the Mountain 4 Mile
Top of the Mountain 11K
Come all ye lads and lassies & Celebrate St. Partrcts Day with us this year at Beautiful Hanging Rock State Park. Two race distances will challenge you right from the start. This year , if you are fast enough, you may spot a Leprechan on the course too. The short course features a Leprechan Chase. Catch the Leprechan and discover where it keeps its pot of gold. A whale of a time for all .
All entry fees are non refundable and non transferable . Also understand the Event(s) may take place rain or shine, at the Race Director's discretion. Race may also be postponed due to natural hazards uncontrollable by Race Director.
Race director reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason
Age Group Awards
We will give out Race Day age group awards to the top runner in each of the following groups. in the 11K19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above. Ribbons for those who beat the Leprechaun to the finish line in the 4 MIle
May the trail rise to meet you. The "short course" should be fine for the whole family just make sure your endurance level is at 4 miles or more. You will get all the twists, turns, elevation, roots, rocks, ...just in a limited amount. Advanced? you better be on the 11K. You will travel the entire length of the Moores Knob trail, some of the highest elevations in the park. Be prepared for a big ole mountain of fun, and then some. The race starts in the Lake Parking area. Both race lengths follow the same direction from the start and begins on pavement for about a half mile(for spacing). At the Visitors Center Parking the pavement turns into a sidewalk type trail. Its a beautiful trail which goes on for another third of a mile. There is some elevation here.The sidewalk disappears and now its all roots and rocks for most of the remaining time.At about mile 3, the Short course turns back and heads toward the finish line. The Long Course begins its ascent up the mountain. This uphill climb is very technical , a virtual "rock garden" to run through. As the Long Course, just shy of the top, starts down, the trail turns into an amazing set of man made stairs. At the bottom of the stairs you are just a hop, skip and a jump from the finish