Enjoy four guided runs through the beautiful North Carolina mountains. We'll spend time on both the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Ultramarathons in North Carolina
One of the most beautiful and challenging trail ultras in the southeastern US. Run from one iconic North Carolina peak to another and enjoy the fall scenery. Features point-to-point 50K (31 miles) and 50 mile trail race distances with tough climbs and uneven footing. This is not for the weak of heart or legs!
The WC-50 Ultra Trail Marathon presented by Icebreaker is a multi-lap ultramarathon spanning the U.S. National Whitewater Centers trail system featuring both a 50K and a 50 mile distance. For the first time ultra-competitor or those seeking to expand into something longer than the typical marathon distance, the 50K course offers three 10-ish mile loops providing a mix of challenging singletrack climbs and rolling riverside trails. For those looking for something beyond the 50K distance, the 50 mile route focuses on increased elevation and technicality through three 17-ish mile loops. Both race distances are equipped with multiple and fully stocked aid stations, easy drop-bag locations, access to hot showers, food, and activities for your supporting families at the USNWCs 1,300 acre facility.
The Blackbeards Revenge 100 Mile, 100 mile relay and 100 Kilometer race is back!
The Blue Ridge Relay (BRR), which is one of the longest running relay races in the United States, takes place in the picturesque Blue Ridge and Black Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. BRR consists of maximum 12 person (4 person minimum) teams that rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 208 mile distance of the race. Each relay team member runs 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty and will cover an average total distance of ~16.6 miles. The runners rotate in a set order once the race begins and will be obligated to follow this rotation until the final runner finishes in Asheville, North Carolina!
This event is a favorite of all North Carolina trail runners. We have seen some blazing fast times but dont be fooled as the course isnt a walk in the park. The gorgeous scenery makes this event suitable for the veteran and beginning trail runner. The backdrop for the race is Bur Mil Park, which is a great place for the family to come spend the day in the park while you are off running in the woods. Bur Mil has 3 par golf course, driving range, great playground and nature center.
Welcome to the inaugural Land and Sky Relay! This four-person relay race will take teams on a sixty-four mile journey from Asheville to Cherokee, North Carolina through amazing valleys and up and down breathtaking ridges. Upon reaching the finish line, an amazing post-race party awaits you with food, beer and the chance to swap stories with your fellow competitors at Harrahs Cherokee Casino Resort.
The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast when the fourth BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 17, 2018.
With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater Cape Fear features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by either 19 or 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and wild and undeveloped marshlands to the west. Running this remote coast is a dramatic, invigorating, and inspiring manner in which to experience the Cape Fear region in all its grandeur!
Start spring off with a *bang!* at this urban ultra on a paved greenway trail in Alcoa, TN (near Knoxville). This event started in 2013 and has quickly become very popular, always selling out before the registration closing date. With distances ranging from the half marathon to the ultra-crazy 150 miler Double Barrel, theres something for everyone. Runners will score some great swag and some really cool finishers awards. They can enjoy the optional tasty pre-race pasta dinner; and will be spoiled by great volunteers, heated aid station support, warming stations, and camaraderie with plenty of other crazy ultra runners. This is a great race for first time and seasoned ultra runners alike. Walkers are welcome too. Were here to have a good time!
The Umstead 100 Ultra is a 100 mile endurance run through the William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. You have 30 hours to complete the race. There's also a 50 mile option.
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