BECAUSE OF SNOW AND SAFETY CONCERNS, THIS RACE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2010
From an e-mail sent by Set Up Events on Saturday, 2/13/2010 just after 10 PM …
The Town of Black Mountain made the call to delay the event. Set Up Events, in efforts to alert as many participants as possible of this decided to send out an email.
Please be aware that your registration money and anything involving it rests with Black Mountain Rec and Parks. Set Up Events is only your timing company, but it supports BMRP’s choice to err on the side of safety.
Please do not email Set Up Events Regarding this event. We can do nothing for you. Black Mountain Rec and Parks has Given the following number for you to call. 828-669-8610.
As always, you can check the Set Up Web Site for any updates that BMRP may give us.
PART OF THE ASHEVILLE TRACK CLUB 2010 GRAND PRIX SERIES
This is a fast, flat 5k that runs at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, February 13, 2010. For those of you who have run this race in the past, the course has been slightly modified. The race still involves several quiet back streets in Black Mountain as well as a paved walking path. However, in the past few years the race started and finished on the South Campus of Montreat. This year, it starts and finishes at Recreation Park (the course always ran a loop around the dirt trail in Recreation Park but now that’s where the start and finish are).
Here’s the course map (click on it to see a larger image) NOTE: 2/14/2010: there may be some slight modifications to the course based upon conditions. This was noted at the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks website specifically relating to the last portion of the race that ran around the ball fields (tough to do in the snow).
MORE RACE INFORMATION
There is a unique team scoring aspect to this race with teams that include – Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Brother/Sister, Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother and Open.
Early packet pick up is the 12th from 12-5 at the Carver Center – 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Noon to 1:30 at race site on Race day.
DIRECTIONS TO RACE SITE
From I-40: Take Exit 64. Turn south on Highway 9. Go .4 miles and veer right on Blue Ridge Rd. Stay on Blue Ridge for 1.2 miles then turn right on Rec Park Dr. and park.
From U.S. 70: From either direction, turn South on Blue Ridge Rd, cross the railroad tracks, turn left on Rec Park Dr. and park.
Registration and timing is handled by Setup Events. Here is a link to the event page …