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Leg 1

The Hiker - 5.14 miles

Start - Recreation Pool Park, 65 Gashes Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
Finish - AC Reynolds Middle School, 2 Rocket Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

Driving Directions

Runner Directions
*Runners can use the directions link for each leg and have an interactive map while running.  Just tap the "NAVIGATE" button once on the page and follow the prompts to start! Click here for specific instructions located at the bottom of the page. 

Difficulty Rating: Hard
Elevation Gain: 757 feet
Elevation Loss - 557 feet

Pro Tips

  • Don’t forget your headlamp, safety vest and blinking LED Light if you are running before 7 am.

  • This route has a number of turns, and, for many runners, it will be dark.  We highly advise that you walk or ride this leg before race morning.

  • The Mountains to Sea Trail is an off-road but well-marked trail.  Runners should follow signage to US-74 on the trail.

  • Use extra caution as you approach the railroad tracks around mile 1.3. The railroad company is aware of our event; however, there may still be a train passing during the event. If you stop and wait for a train to pass, please note your time waiting and fill out our Timing Adjustment Form

  • On Charlotte Highway, runners should stay right in the grass before turning right.

  • There is extra parking for teams in the lot across the street from the middle school at Covenant Community Church. Look for volunteer directions. 

AC Reynolds Middle School
Transition Opens for Runners: 5:35 am
Transition Closes for Runners: 9:20 am

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