Southcliff Black & Blue Classic

Southcliff Black and Blue
September 03, 2016
9:00 AM

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.

Thank you to everyone who came out for today’s races.  It was a beautiful morning at Southcliff.  We are grateful to them for allowing us all to race their as well as the volunteers and members of the Fairview Fire Department.  Results are posted below.  See you next year.

General Information

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Both of the courses have been redesigned for 2016.  The long climb up the main, paved road of Southcliff has been eliminated for both courses.  We have added more trail and a little more distance for both races.

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

Registration will open on April 1 at 12:00 AM.

Race Cap: The event is capped at 125 runners per race.

Entry Fees

BLACK

Early entry (April 1 – June 30) – $30
Regular entry (July 1 – September 1) – $35
Race Day – $40

BLUE

Early entry (April 1 – June 30) – $25
Regular entry (July 1 – September 1) – $30
Race Day – $35

Course(s)

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 revised course maps are now available for viewing.  We are working on elevation charts.

Blue                              Black

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Saturday, September 3 – 7:00-8:45 a.m. – Southcliff Sales Office

Stuff

Each pre-registered runner will receive a long-sleeve race shirt.  Walk up registrations is based on availability.

Post-Race

Post-race party includes a catered lunch and beer.

Awards

Southcliff is famous for its awards. The top finishers in each race receive a custom piece of furniture from Appalachian Designs. The winners of the Black race will receive a custom locust chair and the winners of the Blue race will receive a locust end table.

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.

Timing

Times will be based on gun times. Because of the intimate nature of the race, we will not be using timing chips.

Parking

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.

Refunds/Transfers

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 29, 2016.

Results

2016 Black Overall
2016 Black Age Group
2016 Blue Overall
2016 Blue Age Group

2015 Black Overall
2015 Black Age Group
2015 Blue Overall
2015 Blue Age Group

2013 Black Age Group
2013 Black Overall
2013 Blue Age Group
2013 Blue Overall

Volunteers

We love our volunteers, who make the event possible. If you would like to volunteer, please email greg@gloryhoundevents.com and we’ll find a great spot for you.

Questions

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com

Directions

Southcliff is located approximately 5 miles from Downtown Asheville on Highway 74.
The physical address is 10 Southcliff Parkway, Fairview, NC 28730.