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Fonta Flora Half Marathon

Intermediate
 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Enjoy the gentle, rolling trails along the banks of Lake James and experience mountain scenery without the climbs!


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12.6

Miles

20.3

KM

99%

Runnable

1,390' 424 m

High

1,202' 366 m

Low

665' 203 m

Up

667' 203 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The Fonta Flora Half Marathon will be held along the trails and banks of Lake James State Park in North Carolina. Come and enjoy the gentle, rolling trails along the banks of Lake James and experience mountain scenery without mountainous trails. The race will start and finish at Fonta Flora Brewery's Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC in the shadow of Shortoff Mountain and the Linville Gorge. After you finish this beautiful half, be sure to enjoy a pint at the brewery!

Description

The course will start in a big field with mountain view, and then heads into the Linville Gorge to thin out runners before hitting a nice stretch of steam-side singletrack. You'll then hit the rolling mountain bike trails, running through dense forest, before spending the rest of the day on beautiful singletrack along the banks of Lake James. You'll then run the stream-side section of trail back to the Whippoorwill Farm and beer!!!

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Lake views offer a scenic backdrop to the Paddy's Creek Trail.
Dec 18, 2016 near Glen Al…, NC

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Apr 22, 2017
Anna Walker
Absolutely loved this race! 13.1mi
Apr 22, 2017
Shawn Lancaster
reroute due to rains 11.5mi