Bring your A game.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Trail running is extreme, and trail running in Sylva, North Carolina is no exception. How does running a seven-mile mountain trail race with 2,770 feet of elevation gain sound? Trail runners who compete in the Assault on BlackRock trail race will summit BlackRock at 5,810 feet- and that’s just the halfway point of the race. The trail race weaves through the spruce forests along the spine of the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging rocky/dirt roads and single track. The final climb to the summit ridge comprises of 650 feet of elevation gain in 1/3 mile on steep single track.
T-shirts are guaranteed for runners registered prior to 3/1/19, and awards will be given to the top 3 female and male finishers. For those looking for an additional challenge, runners who successfully complete the BlackRock 101 Challenge will receive a belt buckle.
All proceeds from this year’s race will go to the town of Sylva\’s police department K-9 fund in which they are trying to raise money to purchase a second K-9.
Cupless Race: Water will be available on the course, but to limit the impact on the park and to reduce waste we ask that you provide a handheld water bottle or collapsible cup. Cups will not be available at water stations. Thanks!