40 miles to the highest point in the East...a mix of pavement, double and single track trails. Conditions can be brutal...single digit temps and snow are common... see www.blackmountainmarathon.com
(This trail race takes place in February each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: North Carolina, United States
Geographic Area: Black Mountain
Nearby City: Black Mountain
Race Length: 40 miles (64.4 km)
5,000 feet (+125 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 5,000 feet (-125 ft/mi)
High Point: 6,684 feet
Low Point: 1,953 feet
80% dirt trails, 5% dirt roads, 15% paved
Website URL: http://www.blackmountainmarathon.com (opens new window)
Lottery for the Challenge begins on September 1st, 2011 and continues through September 8th...
Marathon registration begins on September 9th.
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Submitted On: 9/01/2011
By: jaycurwen (Race Director)