The private trails of the Southcliff community in Fairview beckon you to run them on two redesigned courses with either the 6.8-mile Black race or 3.1-mile Blue race. This race features the best prizes and post-race party of any in the area including a catered lunch and beer.
The 2017 Southcliff Black & Blue Classic races will be run on the courses redesigned last year.
The race names are based on ski slope classifications. The Black Course is the hardest at 6.8 miles while the easier Blue Course is 3.1 miles.
What hasn’t changed is the hospitality. We will continue our tradition of a catered post-race lunch and beverages from local producers, and the most generous awards in the area.
The Black Race will start at 9:00 AM and the Blue Race at 9:05 AM at the gatehouse.
Registration is now open.
Race Cap: The event is capped at 125 runners per race.
Early entry (April 1 – June 30) – $30
Regular entry (July 1 – August 31) – $35
Race Day – $40
Early entry (April 1 – June 30) – $25
Regular entry (July 1 – August 31) – $30
Race Day – $35
The Southcliff Black & Blue Classic and The Ascent at Mountain Air on October 14 are partnering to provide 20% discounts to those registering for both events. Use the discount code 2017CLIMB during the checkout phase to receive this discount.
Both courses are mostly trail (think a better version of Mountains-to-Sea) with some gravel road to attach you to the trails. Each races starts with a downhill section on pavement to separate the field before hitting the trail.
The course maps are now available for viewing. We are working on elevation charts.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Saturday, September 2 – 7:00-8:45 a.m. – Southcliff Sales Office
Each pre-registered runner will receive a long-sleeve race shirt. Walk up registrations is based on availability.
Post-race party includes a catered lunch and beer.
Southcliff is famous for its awards. The top finishers in each race receive a custom piece of furniture from Appalachian Designs.
The top three in each group, male and female, will win gift cards to an area retailer ($30 for 1st, $20 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd). The age groups in both races are: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 & Over.
Please plan on being present for the awards ceremony or make arrangements for someone else to pick up your award. Awards will not be mailed.
Times will be based on gun times. Because of the intimate nature of the race, we will not be using timing chips.
Race parking will be in the Southcliff community near the main lodge. Members of the Fairview Fire Department will be there to direct you upon your arrival.
Southcliff Asheville has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods.
If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 7 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days before the event, if the event is not sold out.
If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 3 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 3 days before the event, if the event is sold out.
Partial discount codes are only available for cancellations of completed registrations. A registration is considered incomplete if payment was mailed in and has not yet been received. Discount codes can be used to register for another Southcliff Asheville event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.
Runners may transfer their entry to another runner by completing the Transfer Form. The deadline for this is August 28, 2017.
We love our volunteers, who make the event possible. If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll find a great spot for you.
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Southcliff is located approximately 5 miles from Downtown Asheville on Highway 74.
The physical address is 10 Southcliff Parkway, Fairview, NC 28730.