Throwing Bones Trail Race 5k, 10k & Fun Run
October 10 @ 9:00 am
After much deliberation with our Board, and consulting with the Department of Health, CDC and a state epidemiologist, I’m super sad to announce that the Throwing Bones Trail Races will be postponed at this time due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As excited as we were to see you all, when the health of the whole community is at risk, we have to respond with deliberate consideration.
The good news is, that all of you will have more time to train, the band will have more time to practice (not that they need it), and we’ll have more time to make this race even better!
We hope to have more specific details concerning packet pickup and the new date to all of you by next week.
To all volunteers and sponsors, thank you for checking in and being willing to step up to the plate. We cherish you all.
In the meantime, Keep Moving Forward.
Chief Ground Pounder & Executive Director
Join us for the 3rd Annual Throwing Bones Trail Run, Saturday, March 14.
This year, there will be 5k and 10k races and a 1 K fun run. We promise dirt and maybe a little mud!
Race Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
- Trail Fun Run will begin at 8:30am.
- 5k will begin at 9am.
- 10k will begin at 9:15am.
Course: 5k and 10k routes will be available for download soon.
Parking: Parking will be available near the course, but will likely fill up quickly. Overflow parking is available at the Black Mountain public parking, which is approximately .5 miles from the start on Terry Estate Drive.
WHO’S GOING TO BE THERE?
The Throwing Bones Trail Race Day Expo will start on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8 AM to and will end 1 hour after the last race at Pulliam Stadium at the Montreat College athletic fields. Pulliam Stadium, 191 Vance Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
Parking is available onsite. Overflow Parking is located across from the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Building, 304 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Vendors Scheduled to attend the Race Day Expo are:
Baa’d Sheep Burritos (breakfast tacos)
Vertical Runner Black Mountain
The Runner’s Mechanic Physical Therapy Clinic
Southeastern Sports Medicine
Lookout Brewing Company (NA beverages)
Dynamite Roasting Company (coffee)
Melodic AF Band!
Vertical Runner (running specialty store on State Street in downtown Black Mountain) will hold course practice runs on Wednesdays leading up to the race. Visit VerticalRunnerBlackMountain.com for details.
A photo ID is required to pick up your race packet.
You may elect to pick up your packet and bag on race morning.
If you are interested in hosting a booth on race day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staging will be allowed as early as 7:30 AM and all runners are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:15 AM.
If the parking on site fills up, overflow parking is available at the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks lot. Please allow additional time for parking and walking to the start.
The start of the race will be near Vance Avenue, between Pulliam Stadium and the parking area.
Mid-March in the Mountains of North Carolina are often unpredictable. It would not be unusual for snow and ice to occur, so please bring gloves and headwear.
TIMING & BIBS
This race will not be chip timed.
Overall prize winners (top 3 in each race) for the 5k and 10k will be determined by start time.
In order to ensure that race volunteers, officials, and photographers can properly identify you, you must wear your bib on the front of your person in an unobstructed position. If the photographers along the course cannot see your bib number, you will not be able to retrieve your race photos or possible awards
RACE START TIMES
8:30 – Fun Run
9:00 – 5k Race
9:15 – 10k Race.
The course map and description will be available for download in February 2020.
Aid stations will be available on both the 5k and 10k routes. Locations will be marked on the course maps.
Race volunteers will be present at all major intersections and turns on the courses to guide runners. Please follow their directions at all times in order to ensure your safety. Runners who are found in violation of volunteer instructions while on the course may be subject to disqualification. Please stay within the boundaries of the designated trails throughout the entire race. Where applicable, runners are required to stay on the appropriate side of cone or tape lines.
Although earphones are allowed on the course, it is recommended that volume be kept low and/or only one earbud be used so that surrounding noises are audible to each runner. Alternatively, out-of-ear devices such as Aftershokz are encouraged as they allow for superb music quality without compromising ambient sounds.
Some aid stations on the course will be supplied with a first-aid kit that will include items such as bandages, moleskin, vaseline, anti-inflammatories, etc. If you are in need of any of these items, simply stop and ask the volunteers at the aid station and they should be able to help you. Volunteers cannot dispense certain items unless specifically requested by the runner. In addition to the first-aid kits, various aid stations will be staffed by medical professionals who will be equipped with advanced medical supplies.
Runners are encouraged to note any special medical considerations on the back of their bibs in case of emergencies.
Spectators are welcomed and encouraged along the vast majority of the route. They should be considerate of public and private property and never interfere with the progress of any race participant. Spectators are required to follow the instructions of volunteers at all times.
Do not attempt to access any portion of the course by car.
Black Mountain is rapidly becoming known as a trail running must see spot. This is the place to begin your journey through it’s hollowed boughs.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
There will be at least one race photographer on the course and the final products will be posted on facebook an the race page.
All 5k and 10k runners who register before the deadline will receive a Next Level long sleeve thermal print with the race logo on the front. Runners who register after the deadline or on race day will also receive a shirt, but may have to accept an alternative size or style.
All Fun Run participants will receive a Throwing Bones neck/head gaiter. These will also be available for sale, before, during and after the race.
TRANSFER, WITHDRAWAL & DEFERRAL POLICY
Life happens. You shouldn’t have to worry about what to do if you end up not being able to participate in the race, and you shouldn’t have to pay for race insurance that you might not use. Our generous policies allow you to transfer your bib to another person or defer your entry to next year. Refunds will not be issued however. Runners can exercise these options at any time within the given timeframes for any reason whatsoever.
Awards will be handed out, but you’ll have to wait to see what they look like. We promise to trickle out details on social media as it gets closer to race day.
FINISH LINE FESTIVITIES
Stick around for breakfast tacos, coffee, an alignment, a massage, or to shop for new gear after the race!
The closest airport to Black Mountain is the Asheville Regional Airport.
WHERE TO STAY IN BLACK MOUNTAIN
Whether you prefer boutique lodging, upscale suites or alternative lodging, Black Mountain has something just right for your stay.
Hotels ( Black Mountain/East Asheville)
In the city that likes to “keep it weird,” you can take your pick of creative and comfy accommodations, from gorgeous mountain cabins to historic bed and breakfast.
Interested in Sponsoring the Race? Click here for the Sponsorship Form!
Ask us about onsite vendors and T-shirt Sponsors! No additional charge for tent setup or packet picket drop bags.