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Black Mountain Ultra Traverse

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A self-supported race for experienced trail runners.


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Map Key

42.1

Miles

67.8

KM

80%

Runnable

6,662' 2,031 m

High

2,995' 913 m

Low

9,685' 2,952 m

Up

9,685' 2,952 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

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The race starts and finishes near the same location, although it is not a direct out-and-back. Runners will be challenged with long climbs, beautiful views, and sore quads!

Description

The Black Mountain Ultra Traverse is as tough as it gets. This will be one of the toughest, yet most gratifying races you have ever done.

From the time you start, you'll be immediately challenged with a long grueling climb to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi. From there, you'll continue to climb multiple 6,000-foot mountains in some of the toughest terrain the Beast Coast has to offer, all this with no aid or support for the entire event.

In order to register, runners will have to complete a trail race of at least 50K in distance within the last two years. Please note that this race was inspired by the mentality of winter ultra-races; a low key, no frills race that requires you to be 100% comfortable being alone and self-sufficient. You'll be required to filter your water from only a few reliable streams that are along the course. You'll have a total of 15 hours to complete this race.

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Chris Mo

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Afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the Crest Trail.
Apr 26, 2017 near Burnsville, NC
Running along the crest of the Black Mountains of NC.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Morning glory on the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Sunrise on the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
A quick water break on the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Deep Gap trail at Mt Mitchell.
Mar 10, 2016 near Burnsville, NC

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