We don’t see too many races in Fairview, but this looks like a great addition.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Beautiful Hickory Nut Gap in Fairview, North Carolina will be the site of the inaugural Drovers Road/Hickory Nut Gap 8K/15K on Saturday, September 1. Both races will offer a combination of trail and dirt roads within in the Drovers Road community and on adjacent roads. Following the races, participants will enjoy food and drink from Hickory Nut Gap Farms and other local vendors.
PARTNERS & HISTORY
This event is being produced in association with the Drovers Road Preserve, Hickory Nut Gap Farms, and Old Sherrills Inn.
The Drovers Road Preserve is a 190-acre private development in Hickory Nut Gap with 110 acres protected by a conservation easement surrounding its twenty-three homesites. It has 5-7 miles of hiking trails, many of which will be used for this event.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm was created in 1916 and, along with Hickory Nut Gap Meats, has grown into one of the most recognized brands in Western North Carolina. Our Friday Packet Pick Up will take place on the farm and they will providing the food and drink for post race.
This event will take place around the Sherrills Inn. The Inn was built in the mid 1800’s and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and now operates as site for weddings and other celebrations. Both races will start at the orchard above the old house and finish in the event space behind it.
Both races will run the same course with the 8K completing it once and the 15K, twice. They will be run primarily on single-track trail with some dirt roads and one very small stretch of paved road (< .1 mile).
Races start at 9 AM.