Rocky Fest Trail Race 4.5 + 9.0 + 13.5 – April 21, 2018 – Rocky Face Recreation Area – Hiddenite NC

A great trio of races at the Rocky Face Recreation Area.

All proceeds from the RockyFest Trail races will go to Rocky Face Park.


The start and finish line for all races is at the new Visitor’s Center (new building) at Rocky Face Park located at 3645 Rocky Face Church Road in Hiddenite. The course follows Grindstone Trail, turning right at the campground area and traveling up the Stairway to Heaven Trail. At the intersection at the top of the hill, turn right onto Hollow Rock Trail, travel up to the loop, turning right and around to Short Cut Trail and then traveling a short distance back down to Hollow Rock Trail, turning right and down for nearly .75 mile of switchbacks down to the intersection of Grindstone and Prison Camp Trail. Turn right, travel down Prison Camp Trail to the bottom, taking a left onto Buzzard Roost Loop Trail up to Hollow Rock Trail, traveling almost .50 mile back to the intersection, turning right onto Grindstone Trail back to the finish line at the Visitor’s Center.


The RockyFest Trail Race course is new. Each runner runs the same 4.5 mile loop course. So this year there will be new course records. Any runner who can complete one loop under 40 minutes, two loops under one hour and 20 minutes, or three loops under 2 hours will have their registration fee (not fee for t-shirt) refunded.


The RockyFest 2018 Trail Run is included in the 2018 Alexander County Points Challenge.


Special awards go to the top 3 overall males and females in all races. All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal. Masters awards will be presented to the first male and female over 40 finishers in each race.


Race numbers and shirts may be picked up at the Rocky Face Park Visitor’s Center (3645 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636) on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Late registrations will also be accepted at that time. Race day registration will be available at the Visitor’s Center starting from 6:45 AM until 7:45 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018.


All races start at 8:00 AM.


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