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Looking Glass 100k

An epic run deep in the heart of Pisgah


The Looking Glass 100k is an extremely scenic tour of Pisgah in the shadow of Looking Glass Rock hitting multiple highlights in the area.  After a few years of absence, we bring you this race back bigger and better than ever, while creating to most scenic and challenging trail 100k race in the South East.  More course info coming soon, but it promises to be epic!

Date & Time

TBD, 2023

Start: 4:00 AM

Location:  Pisgah Ranger Station

Registration & Entry Fees

Registration is open!

Price: $265

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 Vertical Runners Black Mountain Gift Certificates.


All finishers receive custom belt buckle!


Course Information

The Numbers

Start: 5:00 AM - Pilot Cove Luxury Cabins

Distance: ~ 100k


Elevation Gain: ~ 12,000 feet


Time Limit: 20 hours




Course Discription

The course has a bit of everything, from technical singletrack, grassy double track, and gravel.  The Art Loeb trail is the most challenging portion of the course with numerous ups and downs as it makes it climb up to Pilot Mtn.  The latter half of the race gets a little easier with gentler trails and a few gravel sections.  The beauty of this course is insane and is without a doubt the most beautiful 50 miler in the Southest!  Course starts at Pilot Cove Luxury Cabins, but will end at the Pisgah Fish Hatchery.  Shuttles will be provided from finish back to the start or your crew can pick you up there.

Aid Stations 

The course will have aid support ranging between every 5-9 miles along the route.

Aid stations will have at a minimum: Water and Gatorade. Minimum foods include: bananas, orange slices, potato chips, pretzels, PB&J, and M&Ms.

# - drop bag, * - crew access


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Extra Information

Packet Pick Up

All runners must pick up their packet Friday before the event between 4-8pm.  Location of packet pickup is still to be determined.  

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. 

-Runners will be required carry a GPS tracker provided by the race for live tracking purposes. 



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

No pacers

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