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Quest For The Crest 10K

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Length

6.9 Miles 11.2 Kilometers

62%

Runnable

Elevation

3,025' 922 m

Ascent

-3,025' -922 m

Descent

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

6,147' 1,874 m

High

3,158' 962 m

Low

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An annual trail running event in the Black Mountains of NC on the highest mountain range east of the Mississippi River.

Victor Mariano

Overview [Suggest Changes]

The race begins with a grueling 3,000 foot climb with grades of over 25 percent in spots. There are beautiful views and wind swept trees at the crest.
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Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Be prepared for a tough climb and a fast run down the other side. Several rock outcrops provide long distance views to the east.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Run two races in one. The Straight Up Kilometer to the top of the climb, and the 10k which is from the start to the top of Woody Ridge/Crest Trail and down the other side to the finish. Runners take on a 2.8-mile climb that goes from 2,900 feet in elevation to 6,200 ft! There will be scrambling on all fours in a couple of extremely steep sections.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

The trail is flanked by rhododendron and mountain laurel and then transitions to alpine evergreens, ferns, and grassy slopes.

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May 21, 2017
John Linn
6.8mi — 1h 39m

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