The Bearwallow Beast 5k Trail Run on May 4, 2014
Climbing from the floor of the Hickory Nut Gorge to the scenic summit of Bearwallow Mountain, the Bearwallow Beast 5k trail run features one of the most unrelenting climbs you’ll find in the southern Appalachians — more than 1,400 feet of vertical gain. Traversing asphalt, rugged gravel roads, and single-track trail, this course offers a challenge to even the most experienced runner.
Located near Gerton, N.C., panoramic view of surrounding mountains, local craft brews, and music from Brushfire Stankgrass reward those who make it to the top. Gift certificates from Jus’ Running will be awarded for the top three overall male and female finishers with $100 to first, $75 to second and $50 to third. Registered runners receive a race t-shirt (tech fabric).
Camp mugs from REI Asheville will be awarded to the top three male and female in the following age groups: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.
Not a runner? Come out to cheer the runners on and enjoy all the mountain-top festivities beginning at 1:30 pm. Festival-goers park at Grand Highlands and catch a shuttle or walk the forest service road to the top of Bearwallow Mountain.
Beer & food available: 1:30 p.m. All beer proceeds benefit Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Food Vendors: Sweet Monkey Bakery will be serving up a Cinco de Mayo menu. Underground Baking Company will be on hand with an assortment of our favorite Brezels (amazing soft pretzels—perfect beer pairing). They’ll also have some big cookies make with organic flour and European style butter.
Music from Brushfire Stankgrass 2:30 p.m.
Kids Fire Tower Fun Run begins at 3:20 p.m.
Race Contact: Glory Hound Events, Greg Duff
Visit BearWallowBeast.com for full details.