10k Info


2019 Cradle to Grave 10k Trail Race

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019Run-Pink-Beds
– Parking and check-in open
8:40am – Race begins in front of Forest Discovery Center




Race Location: Cradle of Forestry in America
11250 Pisgah Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

The  Cradle to Grave 10k starts and finishes at the Cradle of Forestry, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. The Cradle to Grave 10k course utilizes part of the existing 30k course and will have you running the Pink Beds Loop Trail past fields of wildflowers and beaver ponds, while crossing creeks on bridges and rocks.  Post-Race meal & entertainment will be provided.

 Cradle to Grave 10k Course Map and Elevation Profile


 Cradle to Grave 10k Trail Race Course Description

The Cradle to Grave 10k Trail Race will start at the front door of the Forest Discovery Center, continue around the Forest Festival Trail (past the old logging train) and then enter the Pink Beds picnic area.  From there runners will take the left side of the Pink Beds Loop Trail (118). At the intersection with the Pink Beds Connector Trail(118A), runners will turn right to stay on the Pink Beds Loop Trail. 10k AID STATION located close to this intersection. Return to the Cradle of Forestry to finish at the Amphitheater and celebrate with awards, food, drinks and music.