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XTERRA North Carolina "US National Whitewater Center" 3.6 or 7.6 Mile Trail Run

Location: US National Whitewater Center Trails, Charlotte, North Carolina 
Date: July 11, 2015 (Saturday) 
Format: Trail Run 
Distance: 2 options: 3.6 or 7.6 Miles
Course Map: 3.6 | 7.6
Series: XTERRA North Carolina | Carolina Trail Run Series
Presenting Sponsor: None
Results: 7.3m | 4.0m
Photos: Not Yet Available

REGISTER: Online via Active.com | Mail-in Entry Form

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We´re excited to present the XTERRA North Carolina 3.6 ⁄ 7.6 Mile Trail Race at the US National Whitewater Center. This is race number 4 of the Carolina Trail Run Series!

DIRECTIONS

For directions: 

From the 485⁄85 intersection (west of uptown and near the airport), head northward on 485 (toward Statesville). Take Exit 12, Moores Chapel Rd. Turn left off of the exit, which will take you around two traffic circles. Turn right on Rhyne Rd., then an immediate left onto Belmeade Dr. Follow Belmeade Dr. for about 1 mile and look for the USNWC entrance on your left. 

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC  28214
 

ENTRY FEES

  • 3.6 Mile 
    • Through June 28 -> $30
    • June 29 - July 9 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40
  • 7.6 Mile
    • Through June 28 -> $35
    • June 29 - July 9 -> $40 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $45

Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.

PACKET PICKUP 

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP! *Please Note: Due* *to typical summer temperatures we are starting each race of the XTERRA North Carolina Trail Run Series at 8:00 a.m.* 

RACE COURSE

This is great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on the gravel road (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. These 7.6 ⁄ 3.6 Mile Trail Runs will trek you along the beautiful shores of the Cawtaba River. You´ll encounter roots, rocks, bridges and your fair share of climbing on these gorgeous single–-track trails. We will have water at mile 2.0 (just past it) and 4.6. Both distances will start at the same time and will run together until mile 3.1 (7.6 milers will continue straight / 3.6 milers will turn hard left). The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. 

7.6 Mile: 

  • Start at adventure pavilion and run the gravel road (around front side of boat house)all the way to the North Main trailhead
  • Shortly after entering the trailhead, take hard left (skipping Figure 8 trail)
  • Run North Main trail for approximately 2.5 miles then take South Main trail
  • Follow South main trail and take Carpet Trail
  • After Carpet Trail, continue on South Main
  • Run Goat Hill trail, skipping the Gasline option (in other words, take a right at the top of the hill)
  • Shortly after starting descent, trail will split, take option to the left
  • Cross over fireroad, continuing on trail
  • When returning to fireroad, take left and pick back up on South Main (it'll be a hard left at small boulder)
  • Continue on South Main, skipping Weigh Station trail
  • Run the Toilet Bowl trail option 
  • After completing Toilet Bowl, continue back on South Main back to parking lot (skipping Lake Loop trail)

 

3.6 Mile: 

  • Start at adventure pavilion and run the gravel road (around front side of boat house)all the way to the North Main trailhead 
  • Shortly after entering the trailhead, take hard left (skipping Figure 8 trail)
  • Run North Main trail for approximately 2.5 miles then take South Main trail
  • Follow South main trail and take Carpet Trail option
  • **Important** Shortly after turning onto Carpet Trail, you'll come to a fireroad crossing
  • Take a left onto the fireroad and run the fireroad all the way back to the finish

RACE CATEGORIES

Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.

AWARDS

Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 3.6 Mile ⁄ 7.6 Mile at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.

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