Grandfather Mountain Critter Crawl 5K

Sat June 7, 2014 Linville, NC 28646 US Directions
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC US 28646

The third annual 5K race starts in MacRae Meadows and gains more than 900 feet in elevation before ending in the parking lot beside the Mile High Swinging Bridge.  Maximum 500 participants.  Proceeds benefit the Mountain's renovations to the otter habitat and underwater viewing area.  Online registration begins March 3, 2014.

The cost per participant is $35 and includes a "Critter Crawl" t-shirt, a parking pass and a free day-pass to be used June 8 - July 31, 2014.

 T-shirts will not be guaranteed for participants that register after May 28. 


The race begins at 6:30 p.m. in MacRae Meadows, proceeds up the Grandfather Mountain road to the Nature Museum, loops through the Animal Habitats back to Split Rock and then continues up the road to the finish line at the top of the Mountain.

* Route is dependent on weather conditions and may be altered on the day of the race.


Packet Pick-up:

5:00 – 6:00 PM Friday, June 6 at Grandfather Mountain Entrance Gate

3:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday, June 7 at Registration Tent in MacRae Meadows (Registration Tent will be located across Hwy. 221 from Gate 1 of MacRae Meadows)

If spaces are still available, we will be offering same day race registration from 3:00 – 5:00 PM Saturday, June 7 at the Registration Tent with cash or check only.

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