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Yeti or Not 25K Trail Race



15.3 mile 24.6 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable


Ascent: 1,502' 458 m
Descent: -1,507' -459 m
High: 3,020' 921 m
Low: 2,485' 757 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)


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Yeti or Not 25K Trail Race in the DuPont State Recreational Forest North Carolina.

Victor Mariano

Features Lake · River/Creek


This race explores some of the best trails in beautiful Dupont State Recreational Forest. Come experience Dupont! Parking and the Start and Finish line will be at Guion Farm Parking Area, Sky Valley Road, DuPont State Recreational Forest located at 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Need to Know

This is a winter race. Come prepared for variable conditions. The course has stream crossings, and you'll get wet! Wear layers and you can drop unwanted items at the Aid Stations, and these items will be returned to the finish line at the end of the race.

Runner Notes

There are two Aid Stations on the course located at approximately mile 5 and mile 10.5.


Most of this race takes place on singletrack trails (75%). The trails are very well groomed and flow very nicely due to the shared use of bikes and horses. Creek crossings generally will be ankle/shin deep and require getting wet. The trails are open to all users, so be alert to other runners, hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. Horses do have the right of way, so please extend courtesy in slowing down as you approach and alerting a rider if you come up behind them.

History & Background

The name originates from the fact that the DuPont company arranged the sale of the original tract to the state. Portions of the forest formerly contained a manufacturing facility for the production of X-ray film.
The forest was used to shoot scenes from the 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans as well as the 2012 box office hit The Hunger Games.

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Jun 13, 2019
Jordan Braswell
Nov 18, 2018
Justin Dansby
Feb 3, 2018
Dick Nobbs
Great course and fun race, just wish my IT band didn’t flare up. My Fitbit app mapped it as 16.1 miles, but I don’t think it’s very accurate. 15.3mi

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