Bearwallow Beast 5k Trail Race – June 23, 2013 – Bearwallow Mountain – Gerton, NC

Bearwallow Beast 5k


Already a legend in its second year, the Bearwallow Beast might be a 5k but for many of us this monster will run more like an 8k. Matt Morse won this race in 23:08 last year with Shiloh Mielke in second place at 24:47 and Dave Workman in third at 27:04. Click here for the complete 2012 results.

The view from the top of Bearwallow Mountain is payoff enough. It’s an open meadow atop a mountain used for years to spot fires developing around Western North Carolina.

Starting at the bottom of Bearwallow Mountain Rd in Gerton, NC, the Bearwallow Beast 5k features one of the most unrelenting climbs you’ll find in the Appalachians. Traversing asphalt, forest service roads and single-track trail, the course will offer a challenge for even the most experienced runner.

Online registration is available at IMAthlete. For more information, visit the race website.


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