The Ascent at Mountain Air 5k

Mountain Air Community
October 14, 2017
5:00 PM EDT

The Mountain Air community near Burnsville and Glory Hound Events are excited to announce the inaugural Ascent at Mountain Air 5K on Saturday, October 14.  This 5K road race will climb 1,800 feet, from the private community’s gates to the air strip on the top.

 

The Mountain Air Community near Burnsville, NC and Glory Hound Events are excited to announce the inaugural Ascent at Mountain Air 5K taking place Saturday, October 14.  This 5K road race will climb 1,800 feet, from the private community’s gates to the air strip on the top.  At 4,600 feet elevation, this will be the most spectacular finish line in Western North Carolina.

For those wanting less of a challenge, we will have a fun run/walk on the half-mile airstrip.  Participants may go to the very end and see the amazing views or turnaround at any point.

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Location

Mountain Air is located off of Highway 19E in Burnsville just 45 minutes from Asheville and one hour from Johnson City.

Schedule – October 14

3:00-4:30 PM           Packet Pickup/Late Registration

4:30-4:55 PM             Shuttles to the finish area

5:00 PM                     5K Start

5:30 PM                     Shuttles to the top resume

6:00 PM                     Fun Run Start; Shuttles to the parking area begin

6:15 PM                     5K Awards Ceremony

Registration

Online registration will open Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM on Thursday, October 14.

Race Cap: The 5K is limited to 200 participants.

Entry Fees

5K

Early Registration (May 1-June 30) – $25

Regular Registration (July 1-September 30) – $30

Late Registration (October 1-Race Day) – $35

The Ascent at Mountain Air and Southcliff Black & Blue Classic on September 2 are partnering to provide 20% discounts to those registering for both events.  Use the discount code 2017CLIMB during the checkout phase of registration to receive this discount.

Fun Run

$10 for all participants

Courses

The 5K is not for the faint of heart or spirit.  The course is 1800’ of unrelenting climbing on paved roads from start to finish.  The payoff is at the finish with unrivaled views of mountains and forests in the heart of the fall color season.

The Fun Run/Walk takes place entirely on the half-mile runway at the top of Mountain Air.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Saturday, October 14 – 3:00-4:30 PM – TBA

Stuff

Each 5K runner will receive a special, one-time race shirt to mark the occasion.

For your convenience, we will have a bag drop area at the start area where you can leave a small bag. Prior to the start, we will take all bags to the finish line where you can claim them after the race.

Post-Race

We are planning for a fun post-race party complete with live music, food and local refreshments.

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place near the finish line and stage area. Special commemorative awards will be presented to the top ten male and female finishers for the 5K. If you cannot stay for the awards ceremony, please ask a friend to pick it up for you. Awards are fragile and cannot be mailed.

Timing

The race will utilize chip timing. Chips must be worn on your shoe in order for you to receive a time.  The chips will be provided in the same envelope as your race bib.

Parking

Parking will be located off-site (specific location TBA) with runners and their supporters shuttled to the start area.  Fun Run participants and spectators will be shuttled to the finish area prior to the 5K start.  Shuttles will start rides from the finish area to the parking area at 6:00 PM.

Refunds/Transfers

The Ascent on Mountain Air 5K taking 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 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days days before the event, if the event is not sold out.

If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 5 days 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 the 2018 race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.

Questions

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com