Race Day Info

Date / Time: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:30 AM

Race Distance: 100 Miles

Location (Start / Finish): Camp Grier, Old Fort, NC

Race Day Temperature at Start (High / Low Avg.): 75 / 43 F

Sunrise / Sunset: 6:58 AM / 7:59 PM

Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 40

Course Information

Course Layout(Map): Lollipop Style Out and Back

Terrain: 62 miles soft dirt trail with technical rock and root sections, 28 miles gravel road, and 10 miles pavement

Elevation Change (Ascent / Decent): 50,000 ft. (25,000 ft. / 25,000 ft.)

Altitude Above Sea Level (Min. / Max.): 1,500 ft. / 6,500 ft.

Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 8 (9.6 mi.)

Race Information

Cost: $225 through Dec. 31, $250 through Feb 14, then $275

Completion rate: 73% (74/102) 2018

Course Record (M/F): 21:56:00 Karl Meltzer (2018) / 26:09:39 Alyson Kirk (2018)

Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.:

100 Miler (14k+ ft.) or 100k (10k+ ft.) in last 2 years / No / 8 hours 

Qualifying Race for: N/A

Race Series: N/A

Website: https://www.hellbender100.com

Race Director: NCMTR Club

Year Established: 2018

Other Race Distances: N/A

Fun Facts:

  1.  Several of the trails used for the race are in the first tract of land that was designated National Forest by the Weeks Acts on March 1, 1911.
  2. Race Director, Aaron Saft, plans on running the course beforehand to make course data available.

Nearest Airports (HRs): Asheville, NC (.75), Charlotte, NC (1.75), Raleigh, NC (3.25)

Race Reports

2018

Hellbender 100 Race Report – Will Weidman

2018 Hellbender 100 – Martin Schneekloth

Change: A Hellbender 100 Race Report – Doug Hay

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