SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 - 9 AM 



The Southcliff Black & Blue Classic returns on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:00am.  Runners who have raced at Southcliff before can expect much of the same as past years, with unique courses on private roads and trails, amazing views, catered post-race lunch and beverages from local producers, and the most generous awards in the area.

The race names are based on ski slope classifications. The Black Course is the hardest at 6.5 miles while the easier Blue Course is 2.6 miles.  Both courses feature the first mile on road with the remained on the groomed trails that wind through the Southcliff community.

The Black Race will start at 9:00 AM and the Blue Race at 9:05 AM at the gatehouse.

Race Cap

The event is capped at 100 runners per race.


Entry Fees

BLACK (6.5 Miles)

  • Early entry (March 1 - May 31) - $30
  • Regular entry (June 1 - July 31) - $35
  • Late entry (August 1 - September 19) - $40 

BLUE (2.6 Miles)

  • Early entry (March 1 - May 31) - $20
  • Regular entry (June 1 - July 31) - $25
  • Late entry (August 1 - September 19) - $30 


Southcliff is famous for its awards.  The top finishers in each race receive a custom piece of furniture from Appalachian Designs.  We will announce in the coming months the specific pieces for 2015.
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.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Saturday, September 19 – 7:00-8:45 a.m. - Southcliff Sales Office


Entry fees are non-refundable.   Runners may request a 50% credit towards the 2016 race through IM Athlete.

Runners may transfer their entry to another runner by completing the Transfer Form.  The deadline for this is September 5, 2015.


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


Click HERE to download the Black Course map.

Click HERE to download the Black Course Elevation profile

Click HERE to download the Blue Course map.

Click HERE to download the Blue Course Elevation profile

Race Shirts

Coming Soon!


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 is located approximately 5 miles from Downtown Asheville on Highway 74.

The physical address is 10 Southcliff Parkway, Fairview, NC 28730.


2014 Black Overall

2014 Black Age Group

2014 Blue Overall

2014 Blue Age Group

2013 Black Overall

2013 Black Age Group

2013 Blue Overall

2013 Blue Age Group

2012 Black Overall

2012 Black Age Group

2012 Blue Overall

2012 Blue Age Group


Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com.