What is the schedule of events?
Saturday, May 13th, 2017

6:30am – Parking lot opens. Please Carpool!

6:30am – Race Day Check-In / Registration (If spots are available)

8:00am –  30k Race start

8:30am – 10k Race Start

10:00am – 4:00pm Race Day Lunch, Entertainment and 10k & 30K Race Awards at the Amphitheater/Finish Line

Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?

All registrations are final and no refunds will be issued.  Through 4/30/17, on Active.com you may transfer your registration from between the 10k and 30k. You may also transfer your registration to another runner.  There is a $5.00 administration cost for any transfers and the additional cost of the race to transfer between the  10k and the 30k.

If the Race sells out will there be a wait list? 

Yes. Please email your contact info to raceinfo@cfaia.org  

You will be notified if a race entry becomes available by May 5th.

Will there be early bag pick up?

Yes, and we hope you will come!

Race bags may be picked up at Foot RX-Asheville on Thursday 5/11 from 10-6, and from 10-12 on Friday 5/12.

Race bags may also be picked up at  Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard on Friday, May 12 from 4pm – 8pm during our pre-race party. Its sure to be a great scene!

Will there be day-of bag pick up?

Yes, at the check-in table. The gates will open at 6:30am.

Will there be registration the day of the race?

If any spots remain, there will be registration at Oskar Blues Brewery on May 12 from 4pm – 8pm and day-of registrations starting at 6:30am.


Can I push my child in a stroller or baby jogger?

The 10k and 30k course are not suitable for baby joggers as most of the course contains roots and rocks.

How many Aid Stations are available on the 30k?

There will be 6 Aid Stations on the 30k.  Each Aid station will be stocked with gels, carbohydrate snacks, water and electrolyte replacement drinks.  The race highly suggests you carry your own hydration system or bottle and refill at the Aid Stations.  Aid stations are in communication with the Race Administration team and the start/finish line.

How many Water Stations are available on the 10k?

There will be 1  water and electrolyte station on the 10k course

If I can not finish the race what do I do?

Please continue to the closest aid station and inform them of your issue.  You may rest there and continue or wait with the aid station volunteers to be driven out at the conclusion of the race.  Appropriate emergency personnel will be available along the course in case of emergency.

How long is the 10k race?

~6.2 miles

Is there a time limit on the 30k

Yes. The time limit for the race is 7 hours and all racers must be across the finish line by 3:00 pm.

How long is the 30k race?

~18.6 miles

What is the terrain on the 30k like?

The 30k is a mix of single track trail, double track trail and forest service road.  There are outstanding views and scenery throughout the entire run.

What does the elevation profile of the 30k look like?

You are going to be pleasantly surprised –


How do I get there?

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

Please note that many GPS units and popular “driving directions” websites will have you exploring the depths of the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, but often will not get you to the Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site. Click Here for Directions. 

Now that I am here – what can I do?

Check out the Cradle of Forestry in America’s website HERE.

Highly recommend stopping by Food Matters Market & Cafe’ to grab some food and drink!

Click Here to see why Brevard is such a great town!

Where can I stay?

Click Here to learn about accommodations in the area.