The Assault on BlackRock will return at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in Sylva, sending runners on a strenuous journey to the top of BlackRock and back down again, a 7-mile distance featuring 2,770 feet of elevation gain.
The race, now in its eighth year, will start from Sylva’s Pinnacle Park at the end of Fisher Creek Road. The race’s turn-around point is 5,810-foot Blackrock, which features a 360-view of the mountains and valleys of Western North Carolina.
The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt, with prizes for the top finishes. Those completing the race in 101 minutes or less will receive a special belt buckle for meeting the BlackRock 101 Challenge.
$25 advance registration; $30 on race day. All proceeds will go to Jackson County’s “Shop with a Cop” program, which provides Christmas for kids who might not otherwise have one.
Register at www.ultrasignup.com. Brian Barwatt, 828.506.2802.