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The Ascent

Race Details

The Ascent Duathlon

: Bike 9.75 Miles, Run 3.5 Miles

The Ascent Running Hill Climb

: Run 3.7 Miles

The Ascent Bicycle Hill Climb

: Bike 9.75 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Club
Address: 496 State View Rd
City/State/Zip: Boone, North Carolina 28607
Country: USA
Race Website:
Printable Entry:

The 2014 Ascent Hill Climbs:

• The Hardest Hill Climbs in the South

• The Hardest Bicycle Hill Climb in the South is 9.25-miles, with 3,200 feet of ascending, an average grade of 5.9 percent with a maximum pitch of 17.5 percent.
• 10AM start

• The Hardest Running Hill Climb in the South is 3.7 miles, with 1,300 feet of ascending.
• Noon start

• Bike AND Run
• Prizes for best combined times in for both races.
• No transition or  downhill racing.
• Run will not begin until cyclist return to Watson Gap Pavilion.

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Course Information:

• The course is a completely closed, buttery smooth road with incredible scenery around every bend.
• Your friends and family can watch from anywhere on the course and meet you at the finish.
Other Info:

• Cyclists are free to ride down from the finish.
• This year we will have shuttles available to drive runners back to the start.
• Our post-race party has become the biggest attraction, with food beer and this year live music at the gorgeous Watson Gap pavilion.
• Plus, everyone gets an awesome race t-shirt!

• 2014 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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