(Promo video from the 2017 race showing the race course – 2019 date is Saturday October 12)
Fall is definitely best known for leaf peeping in the mountains, but it’s also a great time for a race with the cooler temperatures. But what if your looking for a race that is also a unique opportunity to see the fall colors? The Ascent At Mountain Air 5K may be the race you want to sign up for. Taking place Saturday October 12 at 5:00 PM in the private community of Mountain Air near Burnsville, NC, this race offers a unique course and views of the fall leaves including one of the best finish lines in Western North Carolina.
5 reasons why you should plan to run in the 2019 Ascent At Mountain Air 5K!
The Setting – The Ascent At Mountain Air 5K will offer a one-of-a-kind road course winding through the private roads of the Mountain Air community, outside of Burnsville, which is 45 minutes from Asheville and only an hour from Johnston City, TN.
Challenging Course – The Ascent At Mountain Air 5K is definitely not for the faint at heart. Climbing 1,800 feet from start to finish, this will be one of the more challenging courses in the region. If you loved the Bearwallow Beast 5K or The Bear, this race is definitely for you!
Best Finish Line In The Mountains – You must see it to believe it. After climbing 1,800 feet, racers will end on a private runway sitting at 4,600 feet and offering 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, the Ascent At Mountain Air 5K takes place during the peak of leaf season!
Tasty Post Race Meal – Tacos from Twisted Laurel and beers from Upcountry Brewing will be waiting for racers at the finish line.
Unique Prize Structure – –Instead of the usual age groups found at most races, this race recognizes the top 10 male and female finishers with a unique array of prizes All racers will receive a long-sleeve commemorative shirt and an embroidered finisher medallion.
Are you up for the challenge?
The 2019 Ascent At Mountain Air 5K Links
Register For The 2019 Ascent At Mountain Air 5K
Facebook Event Page For The 2019 Ascent At Mountain Air 5K
About Glory Hound Events
Glory Hound Events was started in 2006, initially managing the historic Bele Chere 5K. Shortly after that first year the Lake Logan Triathlon was introduced and eventually became a part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. Glory Hound Events is now the largest endurance event management company in the Western North Carolina region, producing an average of twelve events annually. In addition to producing its own events and those for a variety of clients, Glory Hound Events offers consulting services for events outside of Western North Carolina looking to take theirs to the next level.