Crowders Mountain, the second highest point in Gaston County,
and is awaiting your arrival on this July Morning. Why? to dish out its own bit of punishment to all those who dare tread upon its Mountain trails.
And deliver it will as you climb to the top of the mountain where raptors soar gracfully in the wind and the antennaes stand upright that can be seen from miles away.
Fun for all, just remember to register early because this mountain has room for only 75 brave trail runners.
Just a short drive from Charlotte you will find this amazing state park full of a wide assortment of trails.
Crowders Mountain State Park has more than one entrance. Our race will start from the "Linwood" entrance.
Our race starts on the gravel road just beside the ranger station at Linwood. We will follow the gravel road all the way to the top of our mountain. The radio/TV antennas here can be seen from miles away and once you are on top you can see downtown Charlotte on a clear day.
The race doesn't stop here, oh no, this is where it gets a
little tricky. Its time to go down, way down, using a set of man made stairs, 336 Stairs to be exact.
Once at the bottom of the stairs there's a fun section of wide open double track that you will loose a little altitude on.
Ok so much for the double track now it's time to get nasty. It's "Single Track TIme". You will run on an out and back section of single track here( about 3 1/2 miles).
You will end on double track for about a half mile and finish back at Linwood.
$35 thru July 1, then
$45 till July 10
There are (no-t-shirt options for a reduced rate)
Online registration Only
No race Day registration
This Race is limited to the first 75 Online entrants