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October
Oct

29
Sunday
Sun

Gateway 5K & 10K Trail Races

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Old Fort Gateway Trail System

Come spend your morning in Old Fort, NC - the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Camp Grier is a scenic venue with fun and challenging trails nestled at the base of these ancient peaks. Enjoy views of the lake, creeks, and mountains along the course.  Post race brunch and bloody marys will be served buffet style. This is a great way to spend a late-summer day in the mountains, only 30 minutes from Asheville, 40 minutes from Hickory and 90 minutes from Charlotte. This race is supported by Relentless Running Events and Mountain Running Company.

5K Course

The 5K Course is rolling terrain, mostly gravel road and double-track trail. The course has a few challenging hills, but is very manageable even for beginners. Runners will have views of mossy creeks, green horse pasture, and a scenic lake. This race would be a great introduction to trail running. 

10K Course

This is a challenging route featuring technical single-track trails and a killer climb! The terrain varies from gravel road to rocky trail. This route is gorgeous but will test your endurance. 

Post Race Brunch

We will provide a buffet style brunch post-race including foods like fruit, sweets, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, potatoes, etc as well as all the fixins for bloody marys. Hot coffee from Victoire Coffee will be served throughout the event. Race entry fee includes brunch, additional brunch meals are available for purchase, kids under 10 eat free. 

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