Dark Horse Psychlo-X Gravel Race

2659 Sandy Plains Rd
Tryon, NC 28782


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Event Description

Dark Horse Psychlo-X

Tryon International Equestrian Center

November 6th 2022

Introducing our annual Dark Horse Psychlo-X we are excited to bring mtb/gravel riders to the amazing facilities that spread out over hundreds of acres of roaming land, trails, and equestrian activities. Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is the ultimate international destination for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle.  Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. 


The Race is to complete as many 4.2 mile loops as you can in 4 hours.

  • 4 hrs: Noon-4pm
  • 4.2 miles / 426' of gain
  • 60% hard pack
  • 35% gravel/grass
  • 5% road
  • Figure 8 loop
  • Ideal set up: MTB/Gravel tubeless 40mm



  • Address for packet pickup, camping, start and finish line, and parking - 2659 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782. Riders will access Tryon International Equestrian Center at: 2659 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782. Please note that the address as seen on google maps is slightly before the entrance so please drive slow when approaching the destination. 
  • Dark Horse Psychlo-X - Sunday November 6th @ 12:00pm


Race Swag

All Participants Receive Optional Items:
  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Pancake Breakfast or Quesadilla Lunch
  • Camping Offered During Registration
  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)
  • Race Specific Shirt, Hat, or Socks (Optional during Registration)


Race Awards

  • Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award!
  • Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard.
  • We will also publish our age group results that will coincide with our Race Series.


Course preview: HERE


The Course Description 

The course consists of a 4.2 mile loop that has 426 feet of elevation per loop. The course consists of packed dirt, a few grass sections, and a series of service gravel paths around the lake. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. 


Aid Station

There is one aid station at the start and finish line. There will be an assortment of pickles, soda, water, crackers, chips, and tailwind nutrition for our runners. We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you


Staging Area - Camping and Personal Aid Station

Camping is open for participants and crew members/spectators. No water or power, but plenty of space to spread out along the course! Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area.  Please label your drop bag with your name and BIB number. This ensures that your drop bag is at the finish line ready for you as soon as you finish. 

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