RunningWeekend Picks: Mountains to Sea 50K and 12 Mile Challenge

Weekend Picks: Mountains to Sea 50K and 12 Mile Challenge

The Mountains to Sea 50K and 12 Mile Challenge is filling up fast! This trail race winds along a single-track hiking trail with rocks, roots, logs, critters, water and other obstacles.

Time: 50k start 7:00am and 12-mile start 8:00am

The 12-mile is a point-to-point run starting at the end of Bayleaf Church Rd. and finishing at the Falls Lake dam.

The 50-km is an out-and-back starting and finishing at Blue Jay Point Park and turning around at the Falls Lake dam.

According to the group’s website, the race course follows beautiful single track of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) as it winds through the woods around Falls Lake near Raleigh, N.C. The MST, part of the NC State Park system, stretches 1000-miles across North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smokies to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks. More than 500 miles of the official trail are now complete, and with temporary connectors on back roads people can now hike across the state. Race proceeds benefit the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail who build and maintain the trail throughout the state as well as advocate and educate the importance of maintaining and securing our natural resources.

Visit for more information!

Places to Go, Things to See: