Uwharrie Mountain Run

Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 at 7:00am

Uwharrie National Forest
789 NC Highway 24/27 East
Troy, NC 27371

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The 30th annual Uwharrie Mountain Run offers challenging, winter, single-track trail runs of 8, 20, and 40 miles in central North Carolina’s Uwharrie National Forest. Rocks, roots, creeks, cookies, and handmade pottery awards, making Uwharrie a perennial favorite among both recreational and elite trail runners. Join us February 6, 2021 for a chilly, hilly good time!

Events Schedule:

40 mile start @ 7:00am

20 mile start @ 8:00am

8 mile start @ 9:00am

Course Information:

The course is a 100% single track trail run on the Uwharrie Trail in the Uwharrie National Forest. The 8-mile and 20-mile courses are point to point. The 40-mile course is out-and-back, with a turnaround at the 20-mile finish.

Trail Warnings:

Running the Uwharrie Trail is a true adventure that requires intense concentration. The national forest terrain is hilly and the trail is treacherous. Fallen leaves conceal rocks, roots, sticks, and holes. Expect to trip and fall at least once during the day. If you turn an ankle, keep moving. Dutchman’s Creek flows along part of the trail and runners will enjoy numerous stream crossings, which may mean wet feet. The creek water is not safe to drink.

The trail is well marked with white blazes painted on trees at frequent intervals. Two blazes indicate an approaching sharp turn. Disregard yellow and red blazes. IF YOU STOP SEEING WHITE BLAZES, YOU ARE OFF THE TRAIL. Retrace your steps to the last white blaze then circle around until you find the trail. If you find yourself in a part of the forest posted with hunting signs YOU ARE OFF THE TRAIL. Don’t follow other runners into un-blazed territory. Don’t become discouraged if you get lost. Even experienced trail runners occasionally lose their way.

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