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Cradle to Grave 30k and 5k presented by Foot RX
Sat, May 17, 2014
About This Activity
Come enjoy 18 miles of trail running, in the very place where forestry in America was born and nutured. The Cradle to Grave 30k starts and finishes at the Cradle of Forestry, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. You will run out the lush Pink Beds trail past fields of wildflowers and beaver ponds, cross creeks on bridges and rocks, move along forest service roads in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, and climb up to one of the most unvisited and spectacular views of pristine forest land available. The return trip will utilize several different trails, each with their own unique topography, beauty, and characteristics. After race lunch and entertainment will be provided. Become a part of history by celebrating trails and running at this second annual event. Pre and Post Race Camping is available in designated areas of Pisgah Forest. Registration is limited and available at time of race registration. For more information see our website at www.cradletograverace.com
The Cradle to Grave 5k will be on paved trails including the new Forest Discovery Trail and the Forest Festival Trail at the Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site. This 3.1 mile run will take place entirely within the boundaries of the Cradle of Forestry. This truly is a great family event. You will pass an antique logging train, the original trout hatchery in Pisgah National Forest, and by the historical buildings along the Biltmore Campus Trail. Enjoy incredible views while being directed along your way by the students and residents that called the mountains their home in the late 1800s early 1900s. Remain at the Cradle of Forestry after the race to enjoy the Forest Discovery Center with the entire family. Pre and Post Race Camping is available in designated areas of Pisgah Forest. Registration is limited and available at time of race registration. For more information see our website at www.cradletograverace.com
Join us after both races for yummy food, great music and a beverage from our buddies at Oskar Blues Brewery.
Event schedule and times
6:30 am - Parking lots open, please carpool.
6:30 am - Race Day check in/ registration opens
8:00 am - 30k Race Start
8:30 am - 5k Race Start
10:00 am - 5k Race Awards at the Amphitheater/Finish Line
11:30 am - 4:00 pm - after race lunch, drink, entertainment, 30k Awards at the Amphitheater/Finish Line