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Fontandango 10 miler, 50k, 50 Miler, and 50k Relay

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Length

9.6 Miles 15.5 Kilometers

89%

Runnable

Elevation

1,479' 451 m

Ascent

-1,467' -447 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

2,405' 733 m

High

1,663' 507 m

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A multi-distance event on a loop course: 10 mile race (1 loop), 50k race & Relay (3 loops), and 50 mile (5 loops).

Victor Mariano

Overview

This race has scenic views of Fontana Dam and the surrounding mountains of Smoky Mountains National Park.
Features: Lake — River/Creek

Need to Know

Runners in the 50k and 50 mile races may set up a “drop bag” at the start finish area. Runners will return to this area every 10 miles, before beginning the route again and can access their drop bags and support team. There is one fully stocked aid station located at about 2.5 miles from the start. Runners pass this same aid station at 5.0 miles.

Runner Notes

Be prepared for some minor water crossings and leaves will be down on the trails.

Description

This 10-mile loop is made up of primarily well-maintained singletrack trail, with a mixture of rolling hills, and short steep climbs on the property of Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC.

History & Background

Fontana Village Resort maintains over twenty miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the mountains surrounding the Village. The trail system at Fontana Village Resort also connects to USFS trails in the Nantahala National Forest, the Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail which traverses some of the most rugged terrain of the southern Appalachian mountains.

Contacts

Local Club: Run 828 Foundation

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Mar 3, 2018
Fish Luke
30mi
Mar 3, 2018
Mike Hagan
Excellent race. Superbly directed, amazingly staffed, overall excellent time. 50mi

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