The Scream! Half Marathon known for “13.1 miles of pure hill” is set to take place for the eighth consecutive year on July 21, 2018 and will open registration on November 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT. This unique downhill half marathon races through the rural mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina. With a course that drops over 2,400 vertical feet from start to finish, The Scream! is one of the fastest half marathons in the region. Starting in Jonas Ridge, NC and ending in the ghost town of Mortimer, NC the race is a USA Track & Field certified point-to-point course. Capped at just 300 participants, The Scream! continuously sells out each year and racers are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure their spot.
All race participants will receive a commemorative race-shirt and a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line. Post race events include a catered BBQ lunch at the Brown Mountain Beach Resort and the award ceremony.
Awards are offered in the following categories:
Top 3 Male and Female Overall
Top 1 Masters Male and Female
Top 3 finishers in the following age groups:
18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-60; 70-74; 75 & Over.
Area lodging is available and will depend on whether participants want to stay closer to the start or the finish. For racers wanting to be near the starting line in Jonas Ridge, please visit the Avery County Chamber of Commerce website. For racers wanting to be close to the finish line in Mortimer, please visit the Discover Burke County website. Brown Mountain Beach Resort has a limited number of cabins and tent camping spots. For more information on camping, please call Brown Mountain Beach Resort directly at 828-758-4257.
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We’ll see you at the finish line!