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July 21, 2024


The Off-Road Assault On Mt. Mitchell is a 60 mile MTB race with 9,000+ feet of climbing.  From Old Fort you climb up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just below Mt. Mitchell on beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable North Carolina singletrack.  Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6,684 feet and is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River.  ORAMM starts and finishes in the town of Old Fort, North Carolina and sits at around 1,400 feet.  Most of the climbing is on Forest Service roads while most of the singletrack points downhill.  ORAMM is one of the best marathon distance MTB courses in the US!


Race Location

24 Water Street

Old Fort, N.C. 28762

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Parking Location

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*Scroll down for more parking information

Registration Info

Registration link

Early pricing ends on Sunday, June 16, 2024

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


Do not underestimate the extreme difficulty and danger of this MTB race.  The course is extremely demanding and travels over rugged terrain with extreme elevation changes.  The forest remains in its natural habitat.  It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as a wildcat or a black bear.  Be ready to cope with any circumstances!  Aid stations will help with safety matters, but it is the competitor's ultimate responsibility to insure his or her own safety. 


A few course related facts: the 60 mile course record was set in 2019 by pro rider Jeremiah Bishop, who finished in 4 hours 17 minutes (we have since made changes to the course and need to record a new course record for 2024 and beyond).  One MTB rider completed the course with only one month of riding under his belt, however, this rider quit riding altogether after the race!  Others too have retired their MTB efforts after competing in this race.  This is not your typical MTB race.  Regardless of how you finish, you will have competed in the most exciting mountain bike race in the entire Southeast!!         

Course Information
60.2 Miles ~ 9,105 Feet of Elevation

Aid Stations @ Mile 15, Mile 27, Mile 36, and Mile 50.  Water Station @ Mile 33.

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  • 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. 


$150    Early Pricing

$160    After 6/16/24

$170    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.


Parking Information


Parking Location

24 Water Street

Old Fort, N.C. 28762

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*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.

  • Please take note, SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED AT REST STOPS 1/4 & 2 ONLY.  Do not have your support meet you on the Blue Ridge Parkway or you will be DQ'd.

  • 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 1/4

    • 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.

    • Please be considerate and respectful as church will be in session during the MTB race.  No parking against the church in the gravel section.]

  • Rest Stop 2

    • NO parking on Curtis Creek Road.  Drive down Jarrett Creek Road to the newer Gateway Trail parking lot.  To get to this parking area, go down Jarrett Creek Road and once you cross the bridge you will turn to the left.  Be mindful of the racers coming up this road as you come in and out of the parking area.

  • Rest Stop 3

    • NO SUPPORT IS ALLOWED AT REST STOP 3 ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY.  You will be disqualified if you have support meet you there.  This is very important as it could jeopardize future permits with the Blue Ridge parkway.​


Directions To Rest Stop 1/4

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.


Directions to Rest Stop 2

From the Gateway Museum in Downtown Old Fort

  • Turn RIGHT on Highway 70/E Main Street

  • Travel for 1.8 miles

  • Turn LEFT on Curtis Creek Road

  • The Rest Stop will be 1.4 miles up on your left in the Old Fort Gateway Trailhead area

  • Turn LEFT down Jarrett Creek Road (DO NOT park on Curtis Creek Road)

  • Once you cross the bridge turn LEFT towards parking area

  • Be mindful of racers coming up Jarrett Creek Road as you come in and out of the parking lot



Friday, July 19, 2024

4-7:00 PM     Early Registration

Saturday, July 20, 2024

4-7:00 PM     Early Registration

Sunday, July 21, 2024

  6:00 AM     Registration Opens

  7:30 AM     Registration Closes

  7:45 AM     Racer Meeting At Start

  8:00 AM     RACE START

12:00 PM     Cutoff For Aid Station #1 (Mile 15)

  2:00 PM     Cutoff For Aid Station #2 (Mile 26)

  2:00 PM     Post-Race Meal Begins

  2:30 PM     Awards Ceremony #1

  4:00 PM     Cutoff For Aid Station #3 (Mile 36)

  4:00 PM     Awards Ceremony #2

  7:00 PM     Cutoff For Aid Station #4 (Mile 50)

*Times are subject to change


Past Results

More results coming soon.


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