Occoneechee Mountain Challenge

Sun January 26, 2020 Hillsborough, NC US 27278 Directions
Events

Occoneechee Mountain Challenge

$40 8:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
257 spots left. Registration ends January 22, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track, Elizabeth Brady Road
Hillsborough, NC US 27278
Description

Inaugural trail race organized by the Hillsborough Running Club.

Course Highlights

1. Race will start and finish on the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track
2. Runners will then run on the beautiful Riverwalk (part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail), past the Occaneechi Indian Village, and through Gold Park
3. The middle third of this race will take you around and up to the top of Occoneechee Mountain, the highest point in Orange County

In January, this could be a tricky trail (if you are unfamiliar with the trail, please take a look at the pictures below). There will be almost 700ft of elevation gain in the middle third, and the trail has rocks, roots, steps, mud, everything you're looking for in a great trail course.

We plan to provide chili, bread, coffee and other warming sustenance at the finish line.

No shirts - but we plan to provide warm beanie hats at bib pick up and a medal to all challengers that complete the course.  

Donations made when you register will go toward the upkeep of the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track. HRC is a non-profit organization, any overall event proceeds (from race registration fees and after race costs) will be distributed to local charities and worthy organizations. Please visit www.hillsboroughrunningclub.com for a full list to date.

Time Limit: The route is entirely off the public roads (it crosses one road). Time limit is 2.5 hours (15 min/mile pace). Run/walkers are welcome, or if you want, you can run the flat sections, and walk the trail section. You will not be able to walk the whole course though.

Race Contact Info

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Maps and Other Information

Please see route map below

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Elevation Chart

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Trail Route Images

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