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7 Sisters 25k



The Seven Sisters 25k is a monstrous mountain of a run around the East and West ridges of the Montreat Wilderness! This route is a Western North Carolina classic, but it will be the first time it will be held as a race. Although short in distance, this route will leave you in awe at its beauty and its difficulty. 










The route passes over multiple peaks and overlooks including; Lookout Rocks, Rocky Head, Graybeard, Rattlesnake Rocks, and of course the Seven Sisters themselves along the treacherous West Ridge Trail. Come prepared to run this beast!

Prior Trail Running Experience Required to Participate!

Date & Time

April 13th, 2024

Start: 9:00 AM

Location:  Montreat Conference Center

Registration & Entry Fees

Registration is open!

Price: $80

Refunds minus $20 granted up to 60 days before event

No Transfers/Deferments at any time


Top three M & F overalls receive hand-made awards and Mountain Running Company - Black Mountain Gift Certificates.

All finishers receive hand-made medal and race t-shirt.

Course Information

The Numbers

Distance: ~14.5 Miles

Elevation Gain: ~ 4,000 feet

Time Limit: 5.5 hours

Miles of Single Track Trail: ~ 13.5 miles

Miles of Pavement: ~ 1 mile

Course Description

From the start you will run approximately a half mile of pavement to thin out runners before hitting the singletrack of the Montreat Wilderness Trail system.  The first mile or so of trail will be mellow, but after that the climbing and extremely technical terrain begins when you hit Lookout Trail.  Trails become steep both up and down with many roots and rocks throughout the trail.  

Aid Stations 

Aid 1:   4 miles - 10:30 am cutoff

Aid 2:   8 miles - 12:05 pm cutoff

Aid stations will have at a minimum: Water and Gatorade. Foods include: bananas, potato chips, pretzels, and M&Ms.


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Extra Information

Packet Pick Up

Pre-Packet pickup will be held at Mountain Running Company in downtown Black Mountain from 3pm-6pm on Friday, April 14th.


Please pick up your packet early, however, we will have race day pickup from 7:30-8:50am race morning

Need to Know

-Weather conditions can change drastically on the mountain. If race needs to be canceled due to extreme weather, the race will be rescheduled. No refunds will be given if you cannot attend the rescheduled date. 
-You must carry required gear. This includes a rain shell, at least a 20oz water carrying device, a whistle, cell phone, and an emergency blanket. 
-No parking at the start, you'll be parking at designated sites close by.
-The start/finish area is a third of a mile walk from parking and your car. 
-This is a cupless race!


Stay on marked trails, DO NOT CUT SWITCHBACKS!

Must carry required gear at all times.

Use proper trail etiquette when passing other runners

Be courteous to other trails users

No littering

Obey any race official's request

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