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Assault on Blackrock

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Sylva, NC’s extreme trail race

The seventh annual Assault on BlackRock trail race has been set for Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Trail running is extreme, and trail running in Sylva, North Carolina is no exception. How does running a seven-mile mountain trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet- and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The trail race weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging gravel and dirt roads. The final summit comprises of 650 feet gain in 1/3 mile on steep single track. With its March 19th start date, Assault on BlackRock is the trail race to kick off your racing season. A bonus: complete the race in 101 minutes, 1 hour and 41 minutes, and receive a belt buckle.

Proceeds from this race will go to Clean Slate Coalition in Sylva, NC. T-shirts are included with registration for the first 100 registrants, prizes will be awarded to top finishers, and anyone who completes the Black Rock 101 challenge will get a belt buckle. Hikers are also encouraged to come out and see what Pinnacle Park has to offer and enjoy the beauty of western North Carolina.

The dirty details:
The race is on March 19th, starting promptly at 9 a.m. starting at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, NC.
The seven-mile course includes 2,770 feet of elevation gain, with an entire ascent for the first half of the race and a descent for the second half of the race.

The cost is $25 to pre-register and $30 on race day. Register online at Active.com here.

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March 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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