7 Sisters 25k
Run. Inspire. Conserve.
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 18th, 2020
Start: 9:00 AM
Location: Montreat Conference Center
Top three M & F overalls receive hand-made awards and Vertical Runners Black Mountain Gift Certificates.
All finishers receive custom finisher sock from Fitsok and
Distance: ~15 Miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 4,000 feet
Time Limit: 5 hours
Miles of Single Track Trail: ~ 14 miles
Miles of Pavement: ~ 1 mile
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 1: 4 miles - 10:20 am cutoff
Aid 2: 8 miles - 11:40 am cutoff
Aid stations will have at a minimum: Water and Gatorade. Foods include: bananas, potato chips, pretzels, and M&Ms.
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Packet Pick Up
Pre-Packet pickup will be held at Vertical Runner in downtown Black Mountain from 4pm-7pm on Friday, April 19th.
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
Obey any race official's request