Overview: The Race for the Rail Trail is on Saturday, September 17th at Skyterra Wellness in Brevard. This course will start and end at Skyterra Wellness taking participants through the former Glenn Cannon Golf Course.
Race Details: The purpose of this event is to raise funds for a local non-profit organization called Friends of the Ecusta Trail. Since 2009, a grassroots effort has taken place to build a multi-use greenway on the unused rail line between Brevard and Hendersonville. The dream is to convert this abandoned rail line into a "new cultural main street" connecting communities, promoting health, enriching the quality of life and the economy for everyone. In time, Friends of the Ecusta Trail envision that it will become the premier destination greenway in the Southeast. ALL PROCEEDS will be directly donated to the Ecusta Trail.
Race sign-up: ends on Thursday, September 15th at 5 P.M. In person cash and credit card sign-up is available at packet-pickup and on race day.
Packet pick-up: you can pick up your Bib and Shirt on Friday from 4 P.M. - 6 P.M. or from 7AM on Saturday at Skyterra Wellness Retreat.
Race start time: 8:00 A.M.
Parking: Skyterra Wellness has limited parking available in the main parking lot. You will be directed by parking attendents to grass parking areas when arriving onsite. Please do not park by Natatorium or on gravel road by the cottages and lodges on property.
Weather: Rain or shine.
Nutrition: water will be provided at every mile marker on the course as well as healthy finish line refershments.
Shirts: T-Shirt is not included in the registration fee. You can purchase a T-shirt for an extra cost. This is so that we can maximize funds for the Ecusta Trail!
Restrooms: will be available in the main activity building of Skyterra Wellness.
Race Route: is a combination of ungroomed concrete cart paths and gravel. The course includes winding paths, a few steep hills, and sight of a local waterfall. Dogs and strollers will be allowed at your own risk. Race is appropriate for all runners and walkers.
Awards: medals will be awarded to first place runners male and female in their age groups respectively.