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A self-supported race for experienced trail runners.


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Map Key

47.2

Miles

75.9

KM

82%

Runnable

6,668' 2,032 m

High

2,852' 869 m

Low

10,200' 3,109 m

Up

10,200' 3,109 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

59%

Max Grade (31°)

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Overview

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 run.

Need to Know

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 19 hours to complete this race.

Description

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 three 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.

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Shared By:

Chris Mo

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Afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the Crest Trail.
Apr 26, 2017 near Burnsville, NC
Morning glory on the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Running along the crest of the Black Mountains of NC.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Deep Gap trail at Mt Mitchell.
Mar 10, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Sunrise on Gibbs Mountain Smaller Appalachian mountains poke through the low clouds
May 11, 2019 near Burnsville, NC
The storms are on their way as we head up Mt. Mitchell from Bolen's Creek through Deep Gap.
Jun 21, 2017 near Burnsville, NC

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