High Country Half Marathon, Presented by www.exploreboonearea.com
Date and logistics
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:30am start for runners; 7:00am start for walkers, 12:00pm cut-off for participants if they haven't completed the course.
Packet pick-up will be at the ASU Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone on 8/23/13 from 5:30-7:00pm and on 8/24/13 from 6:00am - 7:00am. On-site registration is available during packet pick-up hours. Payment accepted at on-site registration is limited to cash and checks.
Parking is free at ASU at all Student, Faculty and Visitor lots.
Complimentary shuttles will provide transportation for runners from the finish line in Blowing Rock back to the starting area on ASU's campus. There will also be a dedicated gear shuttle to transport particpant's belongings to the finish line.
The Half Marathon will begin in ASU's Kidd Brewer Stadium. Out of the stadium, the course will follow a flat River's St. onto Blowing Rock Road (mile 1 @ Blockbuster). Taking a right onto Winkler's Creek Rd., the route begins it's curves and gradual uphill following along the picturesque Winkler's Creek. The route will then take a right onto Russ Cornett Road (mile 3) with more curves and gradual uphills and downhills all the way to a left onto Diamond Ranch Road (mile 6 @ mailbox #3030). After another left onto Poplar Grove Road the course winds around and takes a left onto Shulls Mill Road (mile 8- just past Crestwood) and then a left on Highway 221 (mile 10) into Blowing Rock. Taking a right onto Clark St (mile 12- #621 Clark St.). the course cruises through the quaint village of BR by winding onto Edgewood, Wonderland Trail, Laurel Lane and finishing downhill into the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.
Mile 2 h2o
Mile 4.5 h2o and Gatorade
Mile 8 h2o, Gatorade, and GU
Mile 10 h2o and Gatorade
Mile 12 h2o and Gatorade
Race Fees and Registration :
Now until 8/10/13: $45.00
8/11/13 until raceday: $55.00
Register for all three Triple Crown races for a discounted rate of $85.00 (this special offer good until 6/1/13)
***Note, registration is only on-line through active.com or day-of at the event! On-line registration closes at midnight on 8/20/13***
All participants registered by 8/10/13 are guaranteed to receive Half Marathon moisture wicking shirts and goody bags. The top three male and female finishers in each age category and the overall top three male and female finishers will receive awards. All finishers will also receive awards. Special prizes from our sponsors will be given away throughout the Triple Crown Events.
Triple Crown Winners: Runners who complete all three Triple Crown races will receive special awards. The top three overall male and female runners as well as the top three female grandmasters (age 50 by 6/15/13) and top three male grandmasters (age 50 by 6/15/13) will split $1,500.00 in cash awards following The Knob on October 11, 2013.
Half Marathon Policies
Runners are reminded that the Half Marathon course is on open road. Because of the winding and hilly nature of this course, the following policies have been adopted for the safety of all our particpants.
Strollers: Not allowed
Dogs: Not allowed
Children: Any participant under the age of 14 needs to be accompanied by an adult
Course Topographical Map
2012 Triple Crown Winners!!!
- Peyton Moyal 2:09:55
- Caleb Masland 2:13:02
- Daniel Phillips 2:24:07
- Lori Crotts 2:34:57
- Meredith Bazemore 2:47:19
- Taylor Gupton 2:50:32