Morrow Mountain State Park Albemarle, NC
January 4, 2014
This may be our toughest trail race yet!
The Race(s) will challenge runners on looped courses up and over three mountain tops. Rise to new heights at one of the best courses around. Steep,Rugged and awaiting your arrival as we kick off the 2014 Race year. Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina. Although the park contains several peaks, Morrow Mountain is a high point at 936 feet. Both courses will wind to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and Hattaway Mountain, and the 15K will go to the top of Morrow Mountain.
We will be starting out on pavement, for spacing. The Course here at Morow Mountains State Park has a little bit of everything. From hard packed earth, to very rocky sections of trail. Be prepared to duck under low hanging limbs and jump downed trees on the trail. The trail is mostly single track and there are some sections of serious elevation gains on the course. Morrow Mountain is part of the Uwahrrie Mountain range. The Uwahrrie mountains are believed to be some of the oldest mountains in the world. * Note: The bridge crossing start of the long course last year has been removed. All courses will run the first 4 miles together. Runner Bib pickup at the Visitors center from 8 AM- 8:45. 9 AM Start of Race.
Morrow Mountain State Park is located in Stanly County, six miles east of Albemarle, and is accessible from NC highways 24/27, 73 and 740. From I-40 in Greensboro, take I-73/I-74 south. Turn right on NC 24, traveling west toward Albemarle. About six miles from Albemarle, turn right on Valley Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park. From I-85 near High Point, take NC 109 south, veering right on NC 109/NC24/NC 27 in Troy. Take NC 24 Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park. From Charlotte, take NC 24 east and veer right on NC 740. After about six miles, turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park. Address: 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle, NC 28001
We will give out Race Day age group awards to the top runner in each of the following groups. 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above.
At the Visitors center.
Race will start promptly at 9 am