Due to low participation, the Rocky Face Marathon & Relay set for Saturday, Oct. 29, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, contact Rick French at (828) 632-9332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2016
PLACE: Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area
3451 Rocky Face Church Road
Hiddenite, NC 28636
RACE DISTANCES: Marathon and Marathon Relay – Both races start at 8:00 AM
Marathon and Marathon Relay members beware! This is a trail marathon. The course is run over trails at Rocky Face Park which consists of over 300 acres including Rocky Face Mountain. It’s very hilly and challenging. The course is absolutely beautiful. Most of the course is very runnable. The course is not certified.
Team Relays: 2 member teams are allowed and must run 2 loops each.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Four repeats of the RockyFest 10K course plus bonus fun. The course travels up Grindstone Trail, down Prison Camp Trail, up Hollow Rock Trail, turning right down Grindstone Trail, then left at the campground traveling up Stairway to Heaven Trail (this is the fun part). At the top of Stairway to Heaven Trail, runners travel up Shortcut Trail to the loop, left and around this trail – Hollow Rock Trail and down to Grindstone Trail back to the finish line at the picnic shelter. The picnic shelter is also the start.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO MARATHONERS ONLY: Any marathoner who can complete the course in under 4 hours will have their registration fee REFUNDED. (8 hour time limit)
FEE: $30 for marathoners and $40 for marathon relay teams until October 17, 2016. The fee increases to $40 for marathoners and $50 for marathon relay teams after that date and including race day. T-shirts are not included in the registration fee. Please include an additional $10 if you would like a shirt.
Make checks payable to Alexander County or you may register online. No refunds. Mail check and completed entry form to:
Rocky Face Marathon
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
ALEXANDER COUNTY POINTS CHALLENGE: The Rocky Face Marathon and Marathon Relay is included in the 2016 Alexander County Points Challenge.
AWARDS: Special awards go to the top 3 overall males and females in the marathon. Special awards will also go to the first 3 teams to finish. There are no age group awards.
PACKET PICK-UP: Race numbers and shirts may be picked up at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (3451 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636) on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
Late registrations will also be accepted at that time. Race day registration will be available at the picnic shelter starting from 6:45 AM until 7:45 AM on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
DIRECTIONS TO ROCKY FACE MOUNTAIN RECREATIONAL AREA: From U.S. 64 East (from Taylorsville) turn left onto Millersville Road or from U.S. 64 West (from Statesville) take a right onto Millersville Road and travel to the stop sign. Take a left onto Highway 90 and then a right onto White Plains Road. Travel to the stop sign and take a right onto Rocky Springs Road. Turn left onto Rocky Face Church Road. The Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area will be located to your right.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Rick French, Race Director