Many local runners are familiar with Grove Stone & Sand as the home of the Rock the Quarry Trail Race. Well now it’s also the site of a Reebok Spartan Race. On August 29, 2015 trail running meets mud running meets obstacle course meets cross fit. There are three flavors of Spartan Races and this one is a ‘super’ flavor (8+ miles in distance). A summary of the Spartan flavors:
Sprint (3+ miles)
Super (8+ miles)
Beast (12+ miles)
Distance: 8+ miles
Terrain: An unrestricted playground of 1700 acres in the famous Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking Burnett Reservoir. Our 8+ mile course is designed to challenge your will. You’ll need to stay focused on the winding single-track trails!
Avg. Temperature: High 84, Low 64
Avg. rainfall: 3.43 in.
Elevation: 2,134 ft
Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 80 minutes
Special gear needed: Racers should plan to bring a headlamp and appropriate fuel for their needs. No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.
Take a Trip: 20 minutes from downtown Asheville
Start Time: 7:30am
Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).
There is also a team options. Check out the race website for details.