2016 Reach the Peaks Trail Running Challenge
Reach the Peaks is the premier trail running peak challenge in North Carolina. The event offers a strenuous 10 mile world class trail route that will test participants to summit the five major peaks of Hanging Rock State Park, including Moore's Knob, Cook's Wall, House Rock, Wolf Rock, and Hanging Rock. THIS EVENT IS NOT A RACE. A Timer will be located at the START/FINISH line, but all trail running participants are responsible to record their own time. All participants should report to the Event START/FINISH location at the Hanging Rock State Park Visitor's Center Parking Lot on Saturday, September 24, 2016. CHECK IN for the Trail Running Challenge portion is scheduled from 7:30am until 8:25am. ALL Trail Running participants are required to begin promptly at 8:30am. Advance Registration is $25 per person and ends on Friday, September 9 at 5 pm. Day of Registration is $35 per person. The Trail Running Portion of the 2016 Reach the Peaks Challenge will be limited to the first 150 participants to sign up, whether Advance or Day of. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 5PM. Registrants before September 9 at 5pm will receive an event t-shirt, bandana with trail map, post-hike meal/beverage, and trail safety team sweeps. Registrants after September 9 at 5pm will receive bandana with trail map, post-hike meal/beverage, and trail safety team sweeps. WATER will be available for TRAIL RUNNERS ONLY on the route at the intersection of the Magnolia Springs and Cooks Wall trails (approximately 5 miles). Water will also be available for participants to fill their personal water bottle at CHECK IN. Participants who complete the challenge will receive a specially created embroidered patch, and join a select group of trail runners who have completed this challenge.
NO DOGS will be allowed on the Trail Running portion of the Reach the Peaks Challenge.
**WE STONGLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING, AS PARKING SPACE IS LIMITED**
THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE (Unless Directed by Stokes Emergency Services to cancel due to natural disaster)
NO REFUNDS! (Unless cancelled under direction of Stokes Emergency Services)
Triad Outdoor Painters will be capturing the day through paintings that will be exhibited the month of October in the Visitors Center, with a reception scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2pm to 4pm.
Hanging Rock State Park is located at 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC and is the 2012 North Carolina State Park of the Year with over 7,000 acres of hiking trails, waterfalls, lake/beach/bathhouse, campground/cabins, visitors center, and Dan River access.
Hanging Rock State Park (View)
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|