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July 20, 2024

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This is backcountry MTB racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race.  The Jerdon Mountain Challenge will run on some of the same trails as the ever popular Off-Road Assault On Mt. Mitchell in Old Fort, North Carolina.  Racers will tackle 3,600' of climbing over 27 miles as you hit some great trails like Kitsuma, Star Gap, Gateway Trail and Jarrett Creek.    

THIS RACE IS LIMITED BY THE US FOREST SERVICE TO 300 PARTICIPANTS.

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Race Location

24 Water Street

Old Fort, N.C. 28762

Click HERE for directions

Parking Location

Click HERE for directions

*Scroll down for more parking information

Registration Info

Registration link www.bikereg.com/jerdonmountainchallenge

Early pricing ends on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Registration closes Thursday, July 18, 2024, 11:59 PM

Course Information
26.8 Miles ~ 3,606 Feet of Elevation

Aid Stations @ Mile 15 and Mile 19

CLICK HERE For Cue Sheet

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Categories

  • Open Men

  • Open Women

  • Men 30-39

  • Women 30-39

  • Men 40-49

  • Women 40-49

  • Men 50-59

  • Women 50+

  • Men 60+

  • Clydesdale

  • Single Speed

*Race age is your age on December 31, 2024. 

Pricing

$100    Early Pricing

$110    After 6/16/24

$120    Day Of Registration

Refunds, Transfers, Deferrals

  • No transfers or deferrals under ANY circumstances.

  • If race sells out, we will consider a transfer to another race if we have someone on a waitlist to take your spot.

  • Refunds available until March 31, 2024, of 75% of entry fee.

  • Refunds available until May 31, 2024, of 50% of entry fee.

  • No refunds after May 31, 2024, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE THE RACE INSURANCE THAT IS OFFERED FROM THE REGISTRATION SITE.

Parking Information

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Parking Location

24 Water Street

Old Fort, N.C. 28762

Click HERE for directions

*Once you get to the above address, we will have signage and staff directing you to parking locations.  You may also park in any city of Old Fort parking lots.

Fun Facts

  • Registration will be in the field across the stream from museum building.

  • Porta Johns will be in the top right parking area on the above map.

  • Parking could be tight so please carpool when possible.   

Spectator Information

  • We encourage your friends and family members to cheer you on during the race.

  • We have had issues with parking in the past at the rest stop locations, so there will be enforcement of parking guidelines to ensure a safe event for all involved.

  • Rest Stop 1

    • Spectators will need to park in the back of the Brookside Baptist Church parking lot.  We will have a staff member present to help guide you where to park.  The church is very generous to allow us to park on their property, please treat their property as if it were your own so we are welcomed back.​

    • Please do not park on the road!  There is plenty of parking at the church.

  • Rest Stop 2

    • NO spectators at rest stop 2.  This is on private property and there is very little room at this location.​

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Directions To Rest Stop 1

From the Gateway Museum in Downtown Old Fort

  • Turn LEFT on Highway 70/W Main Street

  • Turn RIGHT on Old US Highway 70 towards Old Fort Picnic Area

  • You will travel for a few miles and eventually see the Old Fort Picnic Area on your left.

  • Turn RIGHT onto Mill Creek Road.

  • You will travel 2.5 miles or so and lass Andrew's Geyser on the left.  You will also pass under rail road tracks with a sign to honk your horn.

  • Turn RIGHT onto Graphite Road

  • Continue past the rest stop towards Brookside Baptist Church.

  • Turn RIGHT into Brookside Baptist Church and follow parking staff directions.   

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Schedule

Friday, July 19, 2024

4-7:00 PM     Early Registration

Saturday, July 20, 2024

  6:00 AM     Registration Opens

  7:30 AM     Registration Closes

  7:45 AM     Racer Meeting At Start

  8:00 AM     RACE START

10:30 AM     Post-Race Meal Begins

11:00 AM     Cutoff For Aid Station #1 (Mile 15)

11:15 AM      Awards Ceremony

12:00 PM    Cutoff For Aid Station #2 (Mile 19)

*Times are subject to change

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Past Results

More results coming soon.

Photos

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