Pilot Mountain Marathon and 20k

 

February 17, 2018

9:00 am

Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle, NC


Race start/Finish is at the Pilot Creek TrailHead, at approximately 300 Boyd Nelson Rd, Pinnacle, NC










New Marathon and 20k Race courses!  Wind your way through the woods from the Pilot Creek Trailhead to the Mountain Section of Pilot Mountain State Park where you will climb up to the Pinnacle for views of the Piedmont below. 


marathon Course:  Start at the Pilot Creek Trailhead.  Run the Pilot Creek Trail to the campground.  Take a right on Grindstone trail, then a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain.  Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise.  Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain.  Take a left onto Mountain trail to explore the backside of the mountain.  Turn left back onto Grindstone trail at the Ranger’s station, then loop the mountain again!  (Take a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain.  Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise.  Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain.  Take a left onto Mountain trail to explore the backside of the mountain.  Turn left back onto Grindstone trail at the Ranger’s station.)  The second time around you will turn right onto Pilot Creek Trail to return to the start/Finish area.  Full Aid Stations at approximately 3.3 miles, 7 miles, 13.5 miles, 17 miles, and 23.5 miles.  Water only aid station at approximately 11.5 miles and 21.5 miles.


20k Course:  Start at the Pilot Creek Trailhead.  Run the Pilot Creek Trail to the campground.  Take a right on Grindstone trail, then a right onto the infamous Ledge Springs trail, climbing up to the top of the mountain.  Turn right onto Jomeokee trail and circle the pinnacle clockwise.  Come back through the upper parking lot to get back on Grindstone trail, heading down the mountain.  turn left onto Pilot Creek Trail to return to the start/Finish area.  Full Aid stations at approximately 3.3 miles, 7 miles, and 9 miles.


Full aid stations will have water, Gatorade, Coke, gels, PB&J sandwiches, Oreos, pretzels, and fruit.


Cut Off Time of 3:30 pm for both races with intermediate cutoff times to be posted prior to the race.


Race Capacity Limit of a total of 100 runners combined for both races!  Register early to ensure you get a spot!


Register Here!


Pricing:

20k Race:

$45 early registration through January 7

$50 Late Registration through February 14

$55 Day of Registration, if the races have not reached capacity (Cash or Check only)


Marathon Race:

$55 Early registration through January 7

$60 Late registration through February 14

$65 Day of registration, if the races have not reached capacity (Cash or Check only)


What you get for your registration:

The opportunity to test yourself against the mountain

Full aid stations for both distances

Long sleeve technical running shirt for all runners

Awards for top finishers for both distances

Finisher awards for marathon runners

Hot Post-race meal!