Schedule-At-A-Glance

Wednesday, July 6th 5:00pm to 7:00pm

  • Packet pick-up at the Southwest Entrance (up the ramp) of the Holmes Convocation Center (basketball arena). Please do not enter from any other entrance of any kind. Parking is adjacent to the Holmes Center. Parking Passes will be available at this time for the race. Holmes Center address is: Rivers Street, Boone, NC.

    Anyone picking up packets for another person except family, must bring a photo of the driver’s license for each person.

Thursday, July 7th

  • 5:00pm – 6:45pm – Packet pick-up at the starting line area of the race (Linville, NC) at
    the tent in the field on the corner of Hwy 105 and Hwy 221. Anyone picking up packets for another person except family, must bring a photo of the driver’s license for each person.
  • 5:50pm – Spectators with parking passes to enter Grandfather Mountain must leave for the entrance. Do not go before this time!
  • 6:50pm – White Box Van with runners bags leaves the start line All runners report to starting line for the start of the race
  • 7:00pm – Race Starts! Gates close to enter Grandfather Mountain for spectators.
  • 8:30pm -Runners and Spectators must have started walking down to lower parking lots. We need to have as many runners and spectators walk to their cars as possible before 8:45pm. Please do this as soon as they allow walkers down.

    Runners needing the shuttle to the starting line must line up at Linville Shuttle spot
    We will release the cars from the lower parking lots (Black Rock and Museum) as soon as possible after 8:45pm. It depends on how many runners and spectators we can get to quickly walk down to their car.

Parking Pass Information

Friends and relatives wanting to watch the finish can have their runner get a special gate pass (limited number of passes are available) at packet pick-up.

Only a registered runner can get a gate pass. This gate pass will get you access into Grandfather Mtn between 6:00pm – 7:00pm. No one will be allowed into the park BEFORE 6:00pm or AFTER 7:00pm.

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