This year you will have the option to double up and do BOTH of the Hardest Hill climbs in the South. Sign up for the 9.25 Mile Bike Hill Climb at 10AM, then compete in the 3.7 Mile Run from Watson Gap Pavilion back to the top at Noon - best combined uphill time wins (no downhill racing, that's just begging for trouble). Of course, if you just want to compete in the Bike OR the Run, you can do that too.
Last year was the first time we offered the 3.7 Mile Run Hill Climb, and we had an incredible response. Folks loved the incredible views, warm hospitality of the Blue Ridge Mountain Club, and a challenging course that is open for friends and family to drive to and from the finish to cheer you on.
Unlike other hill climbs, your friends and family can park anywhere along the course to cheer you on, and you are allowed to ride back down the hill to the start of the run. After the run, there will be shuttles to bring you back down to our legendary post-race party.
Once again, the Blue Ridge Mountain Club will be rolling out the red carpet, serving up a great BBQ at the gorgeous Watson Gap Pavilion, and there will be plenty of suds to help you "rehydrate" after the race.
*Register for the Bike or Bike AND Run before March 31, 2013 at 11:59PM and be entered to win a Lupine Piko 3 light and Uvex Supersonic LX helmet (size 58-63). Prize may be picked up in Boone or the winner can pay for shipping. Register for the Run or the Run AND Bike before March 31, 2013 at 11:59PM and you will be entered into a drawing for a new pair of shoes. Winner may pick from Altra, Karhu, Pearl Izumi, Scott, Xterra, or Zoot brands. Maximum MSRP of $120. Models, colors, and/or sizes, may be limited. Winner may pick up shoes in Boone or pay for shipping.