The Knob, Presented by Foscoe Rentals
Date and logistics
October 11, 2013, 5:30pm start
The race starts at the Watauga County Public Library in downtown Boone and finishes at the Howard's Knob Park. Shuttle service will be provided to transport runners and spectators (please bring car seats if the spectator is required to use one) back to the start location. Parking is free, please click here for directions to the library. Packet pick-up will be 10/11/13 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Watauga County Library. On-site registration is available during the packet pick-up times. Payment accepted at on-site registration is limited to cash and checks.
Please be prepared for heavy homecoming traffic on race afternoon. The Knob will start promptly at 5:30!
The Knob-- 2 miles of pure hill! The race begins at the Watauga County Library in downtown historic Boone. Out of the parking lot you'll begin the Knob ascent with a left turn onto Queen St. which becomes Grand Blvd. Taking a right onto Bear Trail, the route will then take a left onto Eastwood/Junaluska Road. Finally, after a major climb and with the peak in-sight, the route takes a right onto Howard's Knob Road and finishes in Howard's Knob Park. The route reaches an elevation of 4,406 feet (1,343 m) above sea level, and climbs nearly 1,000 feet (300 m) above the town of Boone and the campus of Appalachian State University. The course is surrounded with fall foliage and unparalleled views from the top.
Plan on plenty of merriment during this race as it is an official ASU Homecoming event and the last race in the Triple Crown series. Participants who finish all three races of The High Country Triple Crown will be recognized following The Knob!
Race Fees and Registration
Now until 9/27/13: $20.00
9/28/13 until raceday: $30.00
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 10/8/13***
All participants registered by 9/27/13 are guaranteed to receive Knob t-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. 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 $1500.00 in cash awards following The Knob on October 11, 2013.
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