Occoneechee Mountain Challenge 10 Mile Race

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

Occoneechee Mountain Challenge

8:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Place
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track, 320 Elizabeth Brady Road
Hillsborough, NC US 27278
Description

Inaugural 10 mile trail race organized by the Hillsborough Running Club.

RACE IS FULL

8.00am start at the Occoneechee Speedway Track

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. 3.52 miles are paved (from mile 1.31 to 3.04 heading out, and the same section heading back). The middle 3.5 mile is single track around the mountain (rise to the peak and back is gravel access road).

Link to 'Relive' view of the course, with some photos: https://www.relive.cc/view/vevW75xZwyv

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 700ft of elevation gain, almost all of which is 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.  

Proceeds from the event: HRC is a non profit organization, so all proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track and Occoneechee Mountain park. For more information about HRC donations from all the events hosted by HRC 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.

Packet Pick-up

Pick up will be at the Eno River Farmers Market in Hillsborough from 1pm to 4pm Saturday 25th January, and on race morning.

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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Map of the Occoneechee Mountain Section.

the loop around the mountain is single track. The section from the bottom to the peak and back down is gravel road.

Mountain Map

Here is a link to see a 'Relive' view of the course, with some photos. This was run Sunday morning, 12th January. 65F! it will not be that warm on race day.

https://www.relive.cc/view/vevW75xZwyv

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Medal

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Trail Route Images

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