Morrow Mountain State Park Albemarle, NC 9am The Carolina's toughest 15K part of the Uwharrie Mountains January 4, 2014
This may be our toughest trail race yet! The Race will challenge runners on looped courses up and over three mountain tops. Rising up High in the sky are the Uwharrie Mountains. Steep,Rugged and awaiting your arrival as we kick the 2014 Race year. Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina. At one time they rose to nearly 20,000 feet above sea level, but erosion has gradually worn them down to little more than high hills. Although the park contains several peaks, Morrow Mountain is a high point at 936 feet. The 15K course will wind to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and Hattaway Mountain, and then to the top of Morrow Mountain.
Sign up early, this course has a runner limit of 110.
We will be starting out on pavement, for spacing. The Course here at Morow Mountains State Park has a little bit of everything. From hard packed earth, to very rocky sections of trail. Be prepared to duck under low hanging limbs and jump downed trees on the trail. The trail is mostly single track and there are some sections of serious elevation gains on the course. Morrow Mountain is part of the Uwahrrie Mountain range. The Uwahrrie mountains are believed to be some of the oldest mountains in the world.
Runner Bib pickup at the Visitors center from 8 AM- 8:45.
9 AM Start of Race
Morrow Mountain State Park Morrow Mountain State Park is located in Stanly County, six miles east of Albemarle, and is accessible from NC highways 24/27, 73 and 740.
From I-40 in Greensboro: Take I-73/I-74 south. Turn right on NC 24, traveling west toward Albemarle. About six miles from Albemarle, turn right on Valley Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.
From I-85 near High Point: Take NC 109 south, veering right on NC 109/NC24/NC 27 in Troy. Take NC 24 Drive and travel approximately three miles. Turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.
From Charlotte: Take NC 24 east and veer right on NC 740. After about six miles, turn right on Morrow Mountain Road, which leads into the park.