The Bearwallow Beast 5k trail run on May 4, 2014, features one of the most unrelenting climbs you’ll find in the southern Appalachians, reaching from the floor of the Hickory Nut Gorge to the scenic summit of Bearwallow Mountain with more than 1,400 feet of vertical gain traversing asphalt, rugged gravel roads, and single-track trail.

Located near Gerton, N.C., panoramic views, 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).

Schedule:

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 begins at 2:30 p.m.

Race Contact: Glory Hound Events/Greg Duff, greg@gloryhoundevents.com

Visit BearWallowBeast.com for full details.