The Pisgah 36 is a single-sport (MTB) Adventure Race that starts at midnight Fri/Sat and runs until noon Sunday. There are six separate stages, each starting and finishing at Lower Cove Creek Campground – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Each stage has it’s own unique format and will each take 4 to 6 hours to complete. There will be nothing at the checkpoints other than pre-existing landmarks. Every team must carry a reliable digital camera to photograph the landmarks as proof of being there.
There will be no amenities provided other than water from a well and compost toilets at the start/finish. Bring everything you may need, (shelter, food, water, firewood, beverages, etc.)
There are two categories this year: Solo and 2 person relay (One team mate on course at time).
Campground open: Friday 2PM
Registration and sign-in open: Friday 5-11:30PM
Racer meeting: Friday 11:45PM
Race start: Saturday 12:00AM
Race cutoff: Sunday 12:00PM
Campground closed: Monday 2PM
1. Racers must complete all six stages to finish.
2. The racer with the most number of checkpoints in the least amount of time wins.
3. USE of OFF-MAP and HIKING-ONLY trails is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the Asheville airport, take Highway 280 west to the U.S. Highway 64/280/276 intersection at Pisgah National Forest. Turn north onto U.S. Highway 276. Go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 475A and turn left. Travel on 475A for 3 miles to the campground on the right.
1. Compass or GPS
2. Pisgah map
5. Emergency blanket
6. Front light ( helmet or handlebar )
7. Rear light
8. first aid kit
9. water filter or iodine
10. RELIABLE digital camera (You will prove you were at the Check Point’s (CP) by taking photos. No photo proof, no CP)
11. winter tights
12. mid/heavy fleece upper
13. rain jacket
15. 50* or colder rated sleeping bag
Camping at Cove Creek Lower Campground is included with your entry fee!
Sorry, No refunds.
This event is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.