The Inaugural Leatherwood Mountains Ultra Run will be held on the grounds of Leatherwood Mountains Resort and Stables. This event is brought to you by Bigfoot Trail Runners and your race directors are Tim Worden & Mark Connolly. Unlike most events that are held on public lands, this event will be primarily on private land. Don't miss it....You WON'T be disappointed!!!
Jennifer Pharr Davis will be speaking during packet pick up and dinner on Friday evening at Saddlebrook Restaurant.
Saturday evening at the finish line we will have a Chase Rhythm Band (Rock/Blues) performing live from about 6-10PM.
Race course will take place over varied terrain in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Much of the race will be on single track trail, but will have a mix of asphalt, gravel, and jeep trail roads. Tree foliage should be close to peak at this time, so much of the race will be shaded when on trail. If you have experience running in the Blue Ridge Mountains you'll know that the trail could change from one day to the next. One day could be dry, the next could be muddy.
50 Mile - Course will consist of 3 loops. Each loop will be unique. Very little trail will be repeatedwhich will keep the entire race interesting to the runners. Gain and loss will each be about 10,000ft.
50 Kilometer : Course will consist of 2 unique loops. The first loop of 19 miles will be much the same at the 50 mile course, with a few deviations to reduce mileage. The final loop of 12 miles will be the same as loop 2 of the 50 mile course, also with a few deviations to reduce mileage. Runners will need to pay attention to directional markers where 50M/50K courses split. We will do our best to make sure it's easy to follow. All aid stations will be the same. About 6000' of gain.
10 Mile - Runners will follow PINK markers. Also pay attention to directional plates to aid in getting you through the trails. Course will be a challenging one with 2000ft of gain and loss. Runners will start down Meadow Rd, which is paved, for 1 mile. Take a right at Key's Cabin up a gravel road. A short ways up you will take a right where you hit the first single track trail of Rhodo Gap. From here the course will be mostly single track and jeep trail. Runners will pass through Rawhide Aid Station at miles 4.7 and 8.5.
50% refund will be available until 12/31/12. No refund as of 1/1/13