I ran the half marathon option in this race last year and it was great. You can run a 6 hour, 12 hour or 24 hour Ultra or a full/half marathon. The course is a loop that’s just about one mile so you’re never far from something to drink or eat. Ultra runners pitch camp near the start/finish and there’s an amazing spread of food. This is the final year for this race so if you’ve thought about it now’s the time to act. I really enjoyed the fact that I could run a half marathon with a 10 AM start and be home by early afternoon on New Year’s Eve. You won’t find a better organized event than this one, produced by David Lee and Lee Timing.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The 2013-2014 Freedom Park New Year’s Ultra Run is a 24 Hour timed run held annually at Freedom Park in Morganton, North Carolina. Shorter time options – 12 hour and 6 hour – are also available for the slightly less ambitious.
The Freedom Park course is a smooth asphalt path that rolls gently around the perimeter of the course. The course measures 1,586.7 meters, varies 19 feet in elevation (from high to low), and is USA Track & Field certified.
Enjoy a bounty of food (hot & cold), course support, and comaraderie in a quiet country setting, and ring in the New Year with runners joining us from across the U.S.A. and abroad.
This year will be our final one. If you’ve been on the fence in previous years we encourage you to commit this time around. We’ll be home for New Year’s next time around.
Online registration (and a paper registration form) is available at Run Signup. For more information, visit the race website.