High Country Half Marathon

caleb maslandDate and logistics

Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:30am start for all participants; 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 8/28/15 from 5:30-7:00pm and on 8/29/15 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.


Route description

We're back on track for the original course this year!  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 @ IHOP).  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 keeping on Russ Cornett (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 Laurel Lane, Edgewood Path, Wonderland Trail,  Laurel Lane and finishing downhill into the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.

Aid Stations:
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 :

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Now until 8/11/15: $55.00

8/12/15 until raceday: $65.00

Register for all three Triple Crown races for a discounted rate of $90.00 (this special offer good until 6/2/2015)

***Note, registration is only on-line through active.com or day-of at the event! On-line registration closes at midnight on 8/27/2015***






The High Country Triple Crown adheres to the standard running industry policy that refunds are not allowed. Unlike the industry standard, however, we do allow registration transfers provided the person to which the registration is being transferred checks in at the registration table to update information prior to the race start. The new person must also complete a participation waiver.  Recipients of transferred registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt or specific t-shirt size.  The entry fee for this year’s event will NOT transfer to next year’s event, no exceptions.


All participants registered by 8/11/14 are guaranteed to receive moisture wicking shirts and goody bags. The top three male and female finishers for The Cub in seven different age categories will receive awards. The overall* top three male and female finishers as well as the overall grandmaster  (age 50+)  top three male and female 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 (The Cub, The Half Marathon and The Knob) will receive special awards. The top three overall* male and female runners as well as the top three overall* female and male grandmasters (age 50+) will split $1,500.00 in cash awards following The Knob on October 2 , 2015.

*It is the policy of the HCTC that overall winners are displaced from age group categories for awards.  This policy also applies to cash awards in the Overall and Grandmaster categories. All awards need to be claimed within 30 days of the race date.



2015 Overall           2015 By Agegroup

2014 Overall           2014 By Agegroup

2013 Overall           2013 By Agegroup

2012 Overall           2012 By Agegroup

2011 Overall           2011 By Agegroup


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

The High Country Half Marathon

2015 Triple Crown Race Dates!


The Cub (7-Miler),                    June 20, 2015    8:00 am

High Country Half Marathon, August 29, 2015   7:30 am

The Knob/The Bonk (2-Miler), October 2 or 9 (TBD), 2015     5:30 pm

2015 Triple Crown Winners

Men 2015

1. Caleb Critcher 

2. Josh Church

3. Andrew Kinder

Women 2015

1. Emily Wolf 

2. Emma Henry 

3. Donna Jones 

Grandmaster Men 2015

1. Terry Anderson 

2. Wayne Middlesteadt 

3. Stephen Spell 

Grandmaster Women 2015

1. Nan Jekubovitch 

2. Linda Buchanan 

2014 Triple Crown Winners

Men 2014

  1. Caleb Masland 2:13:15
  2. Caleb Critcher 2:31:44
  3. Damon Braxton 2:39:16

Women 2014

  1. Michelle Lutz 2:33:03
  2. Donna Jones 3:20:47
  3. Tracie Haines 3:21:30

Grandmaster Men 2014

  1. Stephen Spell 3:07:07
  2. Kinney Baughman 3:22:49
  3. Steven Jacobson 3:39:22

Grandmaster Women 2014

  1. Michelle Johnson 3:15:35
  2. Nan Jekubovitch 4:19:12
  3. Carolyn White 5:03:20

2013 Triple Crown Winners

Men 2013

  1. Peyton Hoyle  2:04:47
  2. Caleb Masland  2:11:44
  3. Jack Brown  2:34:21

Women 2013

  1. Jackie Parsons  2:46:38
  2. Jessica Smith  3:03:50
  3. Michelle Johnson  3:14:08

Grandmaster Men 2013

  1. Jack Chambers  2:50:39
  2. Stephen Spell  3:04:39
  3. Bobby Mash  3:16:49

Grandmaster Women 2013

  1. Eri Ohashi  3:20:12
  2. Joan Hearn  7:09:02


2012 Triple Crown Winners

Men 2012

  1. Peyton Hoyal 2:09:55
  2. Caleb Masland 2:13:02
  3. Daniel Phillips 2:24:07

Women 2012

  1. Lori Crotts 2:34:57
  2. Meredith Bazemore 2:47:19
  3. Taylor Gupton 2:50:32