Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Trail Ultra
Have you had a chance to see the beauty of Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park in the fall? Want a chance
to join 400 of your fellow runners and race one of the most beautiful and difficult new races in the country? This is a
point to point trail 50K (31 miles) and 50 miler filled with tough climbs, uneven footing, stream crossings and gorgeous
views. This is not for the weak of heart or legs! The race is limited to the first 400 registrants! MORE INFORMATION
AND MAPS COMING SOON!
Update: To make the event even more amazing we will be adding Indian Creek Trail, changing the marathon to a 50K (31
miles), This might be the most beautiful part of the trail and we did not want to leave it out.
Date: October 11th, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Distances: 50K (31 miles) and 50 mile Trail Marathon
Time Limit: Both race courses will close at 12:00 AM. There will be cut offs along the course where course marshalls will pull athletes behind schedule off of the course. Timeline to come.
The 50 kilometer race will start at Pilot Mountain State Park while the 50 Miler will begin at the Dan River
at the end of Pilot Mountain Corridor. Both will make its way along the Pilot Mountain, Sauratown and Hanging Rock
Trail systems finishing at the end of Indian Creek Trail where your car, a pig roast, music and beer will be waiting for
you. Athletes can choose to drive themselves to the start line or they can park at the finish line early in the morning and
take one of our hired buses to the start line.
Through May 1st: $55
Through May 31st: $65
Through August 20th:$75
Through October 8th (no guarantee of shirt, finishers medal or bus (call to inquire) $75
Through March 1st: $70
Through May 31st: $80
Through August 20th:$90
Through October 8th (no guarantee of shirt, finishers medal or bus (call to inquire) $90
The 50 miler will also use the Sauratown Trails for the second half of its race, but it will utilize the trails at Pilot Mountain State Park for the first 22 miles.
(note: some stream crossings may be necessary on the Ultra distance depending on rain levels in the weeks leading up the event.)
Both races will finish at The Green Heron at the end of Indian Creek Trail
Both the 50K and the 50 Miler will be chip timed.
Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females in each race. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69. 70+.
- Tech long sleeve race shirts
- Free bus trip to the starting line
- Finisher towels
- Finisher emergency blankets
- Finisher Medals
- Post race food and drinks
- Night before dinner and campfire
Rules / Guidelines
In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.