Hellbender One Hundred
ElevationAscent: 21,074' 6,423 m
Descent: -20,823' -6,347 m
High: 6,662' 2,030 m
Low: 1,489' 454 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
Current trail conditions
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“The hardest and highest 100 on the East Coast in the majestic Black Mountains of Western North Carolina.”— Brandon Thrower
Featured Race - Apr 12, 2019
The start and finish of the course is at 1,500 ft and the high-point of the course is 6,500 ft in the beautiful Black Mountains! The climbs are huge with five ascents and descents of 3,000 ft or more. Altogether, the course has ~23,000+ ft of elevation gain and ~23,000+ ft of descent. The terrain is classic East Coast, which is a mix of soft dirt and extremely technical rocks and roots.
The course consist of 66 miles of trail, 32 miles of gravel, and 5 miles of pavement. Most of the gravel is on the back end of the course when you'll be running through the dark. This is a classic mountain course in the heart of Appalachia!
The 2019 Hellbender is a UTMB qualifying event with 6 points for finishers.
Local Club: Run 828 Foundation