The Ascent: The Hardest Hill Climb in the South
|Sunday, August 12, 2012
Blue Ridge Mountain Club
500 State View Rd
Boone, North Carolina 28607
Event Organizer Website
FREE Post-Race BBQ (w/ veg opt) hosted by the Blue Ridge Mountain Club
FREE Blowing Rock Ale
FREE Awesome event t-shirt (first 100 registrants)
The Hardest Hill Climb in the South is now open for cyclists AND runners.
The bike course is 9.25 miles ascending 3,300 feet with an average 7.2% grade.
The run course is 3.7 miles ascending 1,300 feet with an average 6.1% grade.
Both races finish use the buttery smooth pavement of Reynolds Road, and finish at 3,850' above Aho Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
$25 bike/$20 run until April 1
$30 bike/$25 run until August 1
$35 bike/$30 run until Noon, Wednesday August 8
$40 bike/$35 run on site from 9:30 to 10:30 Sun Aug 12
NO PROCESSING FEES!
Race Day Sunday, August 12
Registration open at the Watson Gap Pavillion (run start, bike mid-point) from 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Run Start at Watson Gap Pavilion at 11AM.
Bike Start at bottom of Reynolds Rd on Elk Creek Darby Rd at NOON
For more information become a fan of The Ascent Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheAscent
Rules, Directions, More
Bike race details at www.bikehighcountry.com/ascent
Run race details at www.bikehighcountry.com/run
The Run is part of the High Country Summit Series along with The Bear in Linville July 12 and The Knob in Boone October 5. Go to www.HighCountrySummits.com and Facebook.com/HighCountrySummits for more info
The Bike is part of the King of Pain series along with Boone-Roubaix April 21 and Three Peaks USA September 23. Go to www.bikehighcountry.com/KoP for more details.