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L2L2L - Lookout to Lookout to Lookout

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L2L2L features the iconic Lookout Mountain climb in Montreat, NC and combines road racing and a technical trail run!


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10.4

Miles

16.7

KM

89%

Runnable

3,866' 1,179 m

High

2,376' 724 m

Low

1,649' 503 m

Up

1,648' 502 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

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Overview

The race course is a 10.4 mile out-and-back, with a loop, starting from Lookout Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC. and heading up over Lookout Mountain and back to Lookout Brewing Co.

Runner Notes

There will be water, snacks, beverages, and a food truck at the finish!

Description

This event begins at the local brewing company and proceeds to the greenway trail along Flat Creek. From there, runners will proceed through the grounds of the beautiful Montreat College to the Lookout Trace trailhead.

The climb to the Lookout Mountain summit is steep and a bit technical, but the view from the top is amazing! The remainder of the course is nice singletrack that loops back to Lookout Trace and returns on the greenway back to the finish. There will be one aid station with light snacks and fluids at the Lookout Trailhead, at approximately mile 3, and then again at mile 8.  

Flora & Fauna

This event takes place in the fall when the leaves of the Blue Ridge Mountains are ablaze in full color!

History & Background

Black Mountain is a quaint little town in Western North Carolina located just minutes from Asheville, NC. and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Shared By:

Victor Mariano

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Steep, technical climb to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Sep 14, 2017 near Black M…, NC
View from the top of Lookout Mountain
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Starting line at Lookout Brewing Company.
Sep 14, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Trailhead Marker at the Lookout Trailhead
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Oct 20, 2018
Mike D
Some steep climbing around miles 3-5, then nice downhills back into town 10.4mi — 1h 32m