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Assault on Blackrock

March 18 @ 9:00 am11:00 am


Sylva, NC’s extreme trail race

How does running a seven-mile 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 course weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging rocky/dirt roads and single track. The final climb to the summit ridge comprises 650 feet of elevation gain in 1/3 of a mile on steep single track.

T-shirts are guaranteed to runners registered prior to 3/1/2023. Awards will be given to the overall top 3 female and male finishers and the top female and male “Masters” finishers (50+). For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.

All proceeds from this race will go to the Jackson County Public Schools Back to School Bash. The Back to School Bash will help students and families with book-bags, school supplies, sports physicals, haircuts, clothing, and other school necessities free of charge.

BlackRock 101 Challenge

Runners who complete the course in 101 minutes or less (1 hour 41 minutes) will earn a belt buckle.


March 18
9:00 am – 11:00 am


Pinnacle Park
2110 Fisher Creek Road
Sylva, NC 28779 United States


Brian Barwatt
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