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Table Rock Ultras 50k

 4.3 (3)

31.2 Miles 50.2 Kilometers


86%

Runnable

5,623' 1,714 m

Ascent

-5,621' -1,713 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

3,916' 1,193 m

High

1,135' 346 m

Low

Shared By Brandon Thrower

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All Clear 28 days ago
Some Mud: Course was in good shape, save for a handful of muddy spots due to recent heavy rains. History

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A classic lollipop loop course to the Tablerock Summit of Linville Gorge and back. A must-do NC mountain ultra.

Brandon Thrower

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Roots and rocks, hills and creeks, views and memories... We offer them all and more at Table Rock Ultras. Your goal is, the finish line, but lying between you and that goal is a lot of climbing, creek crossing, rock-hopping, gel-taking, and limit-pushing. The panoramic view from the summit of Table Rock is a perfect reward for all your hard work, until you realize you aren't done...

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Registration usually opens in April.

Description

What better way to spend a day in autumn than running through the beautiful Pisgah National and up to the summit of Table Rock Mountain? It's certainly more rewarding than anything you'll find with a couch and a remote. Our start/finish host is the family-friendly Steele Creek Park and Campground, which makes for an awesome base camp. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a 1,000+ mile trail that connects western and eastern North Carolina, and scenic places in between (including part of both courses.) In 2014, we raised $3000 for the MST. In 2015, we more than doubled that amount to $7,000. Help us make 2017 even better!

History & Background

The race is going on its 7th year!

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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While the event staff was awesome and the run was well organized, this course itself was a bit underwhelming. Lots of miles on gravel roads. My GPS recorded just under 20 miles of gravel roads, which is just about 2/3 of the entire event. This was only my second organized running event (the first of which had almost 100% singletrack trails), so maybe gravel roads are considered normal for these types of things? It was advertised as having "water crossings, long, steep climbs, and much of the course is on technical trail." While it did have some nice stream crossings, the biggest climb was just under 3 miles and around 1500' gain and (combined with the return descent) was the only 'technical' part of the course as well. Overall a good event, but be aware the course is mostly forest roads (yuck), so I gave an overall rating of a Blue Square because of the stream crossings and big rocks towards the top of the climb up Table Rock. Sep 23, 2018

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