Rooster's Revenge 30K
ElevationAscent: 2,097' 639 m
Descent: -2,091' -637 m
High: 3,336' 1,017 m
Low: 2,264' 690 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“30K trail race in the North Mills River area of the Pisgah National Forest.”— Victor Mariano
Featured Race - Sep 29, 2018
Being my typical start point for many of my runs, I returned and saw/heard the rooster for the next few days. Then the family camping that I believed owned the rooster left. However, the rooster remained. For two weeks he greeted me each morning upon my arrival, until one day, he didn't.
This route is a tribute to him. So as you get your feet wet for the thousandth time, thank the rooster!
10 River Crossings in 1.75 miles
LOT'S OF STREAM CROSSINGS - YOU WILL GET WET!
Food trucks will be available after the race at North River Farms.
Upon exiting Middle Fork onto Forest Service Road 5097 for two miles and connecting them to Fletcher Creek Trail (more creek crossings and some pretty scenery) joining runners back to Spencer Branch Trail (even more creek crossings). Runners will cross over 5097 and climb up Spencer Gap Trail and cross over upper Trace Ridge and continue on Spencer Gap to Forest Service Road 5000.
That will provide some beautiful views as runners approach the Blue Ridge Parkway (two miles) till they reach the screaming downhill of Bad Fork Trail (some easy creek crossings). This will return to 5000 for a 1/2 mile and turn up 5000A to reach the final mile on Bear Branch Trail and finishing in the Wash Creek Horse Camp.
Local Club: Run 828 Foundation
Land Manager: USFS - Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District