Pine Mountain 500 King of the Mountain

Sun August 6, 2023 Iron Mountain, MI 49801 US Directions

Cancellation of the 2023 Pine Mountain 500: Our Sincere Apologies

It is with great regret that we must inform you of the cancellation of this year's race, scheduled for August 6, 2023. Due to an unforeseen conflict with the Kingsford Centennial event, which is also taking place during the same weekend, we have been left with no choice but to make this difficult decision.

First and foremost, we want to express our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause. We understand the time, energy, and dedication you have invested in preparing for the Pine Mountain 500, and we share your frustration in having to cancel the event. Please know that this decision was not made lightly and was based on careful consideration of all available options.

The Kingsford Centennial event is an occasion of historical significance for our community, marking a hundred years of unity and celebration. The overlap in dates between the two events presents logistical challenges that cannot be easily overcome without compromising the quality and safety of our event. While we explored alternative solutions to accommodate both events, we ultimately concluded that canceling the Pine Mountain 500 for this year was the most responsible course of action.

We understand that this news may be disappointing, but we want to assure you that our commitment to organizing an exceptional racing experience remains unwavering. Our team is already hard at work planning for the 2024 Pine Mountain 500, and we are determined to make it an unforgettable event that will surpass all expectations.

We value your loyalty and support, and we truly appreciate your understanding during this unfortunate situation. As a token of our gratitude, we will be offering a special discount on the registration fee for the 2024 Pine Mountain 500 to all participants who were registered for this year's race. We hope that you will take advantage of this offer and join us next year, where we will come back stronger and better than ever.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the cancellation or the upcoming 2024 event, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We will be more than happy to address any inquiries and provide any necessary assistance.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt apologies for the cancellation of the 2023 Pine Mountain 500. We sincerely hope that you will continue to be part of our racing community and that we will have the privilege of welcoming you back for the 2024 event.

Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you the best in your future racing endeavors.


Pine Mountain 500 Race Committee
Iron-Mountain Kingsford Rotary Club

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N3332 Pine Mountain Road
Iron Mountain, MI US 49801


Race yourself and other competitors up the 500 stairs of Giant Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain, Michigan.  Are you tough enough to become the "King of the Mountain"?  How about tackling our brand new Dual Duel (2 laps of our famous course)?

Taking place Sunday, August 6, 2023 this is the premier athletic event of the year!  Sign up today before we sell out!

The event will start at the top of Pine Mountain.  Participants will race down Kramer Drive to Lower Pine Mountain Road/Hibbard Street before turning on Pine Mountain Road and racing to the Pine Mountain 500.  Event is chip timed and participants will receive an overall and a Pine Mountain 500 time.  Dual Duel participants will do it twice!

Awards will be as follows:

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall,  Male and female.

Male and female age group awards:  5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Top Male and Female Dual Duel winners.  (Also eligible for other award categories).

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