Located on the doorstep of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in northwest South Carolina, this event features a scenic 5k course that is great for novice trail runners and experienced racers alike. The single-track trails meander along and across scenic Carrick Creek from the nature center as you climb toward Pinnacle Mountain. After a short climb, the 5k runners will race downhill, looping back toward the start/finish line. Up for more of a challenge? The steep terrain of the 15k race course will test even the most seasoned trail runners. It follows the same route as the 5k for the first two miles. However, the 15k course climbs nearly 2000 feet over the first 5 miles. You will struggle to make it over several gaps and reach the race’s high point of Pinnacle Mountain. As you descend you will be rewarded with spectacular views from Bald Rock and other overlooks. More stream crossings, gnarly roots and jagged rocks will keep you on your toes as you wind your way back down the valley toward the finish. All racers will welcome the sight of the finish line where there will be plenty of food and ice-cold drinks to replenish your body after a tough run. For your extraordinary effort you will received a finishers award and a specially designed Koala Bottle race T-shirt.