Orchard 4 Miler – May 30, 2015 – Orchard at Altapass – Spruce Pine NC

The Orchard 4 Mile Race

A nice, scenic race in Spruce Pine that is part of the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Series.


This is the second ANNUAL 4 Mile Race held at the beautiful Altapass Orchard. The Orchard, the course, and all that goes with it is within “an apple’s throw” of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. It is incredibly beautiful. The gently rolling course has the most amazing views. There is nothing “extreme” about this race, except it’s beauty and fun.

The course parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway. The first portion is on the Orchard Road, which is packed gravel and very comfortable to run on. After leaving the road, the course is on grassy orchard roads weaving through the apple trees for three miles. The final half mile is on Orchard Road and concludes on a nice downhill. The only difficult part of this race will be trying to keep your eyes on the trail and not on the beautiful views which are 90% of the course.

Five year age groups including a 70+ age group. Awards will be unique items from The Orchard at Altapass. Awards will not be mailed. DOOR PRIZES!!!

The KIDS Run will be just before the awards ceremony. Young runners who pre-register are guaranteed a t-shirt.


Packet Pick Up will be at the Olin Hefner Pavilion beginning at 8:00 a.m. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Olin Hefner Pavillion. This will also be the finish line. The Orchard at Altapass will be open and is an amazing place for the whole family to hang around and explore.

Awards will be at the Olin Hefner Pavillion. Be sure to stick around and enjoy the festivities throughout the day!



Race starts at 9 AM.


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