This event is a favorite of all North Carolina trail runners. We have seen some blazing fast times but don’t be fooled as the course isn’t a walk in the park. The gorgeous scenery makes this event suitable for the veteran and beginning trail runner. The backdrop for the race is Bur Mil Park, which is a great place for the family to come spend the day in the park while you are off running in the woods. Bur Mil has 3 par golf course, driving range, great playground and nature left.
The event has 3 races including half marathon, 40K and 40 mile. The 40k and 40 mile events also feature a relay division so you can grab a couple of buddies and tackle the event as a relay.
Post race participants enjoy a feast, beer and celebration. The race medals and race shirts are sure to be among the best you’ve seen. Overall and age group awards are given to the top finishers in all events. And, since 2020's race is on Halloween, we will give an award to the best costume, runner or spectator! We will judge costumes before the race at 7:40 right before the race instructions. Boo!
You must be registered 2 weeks before race day to ensure a race shirt is available for you.
There will be a reward for running two out of three of our trail races in 2020 (Owl's Roost Rumble & Run at the Rock are the other two) SWAG is TBD, we'll keep you posted!