Trick or Trail 5k and 1 mile Spooky Sprint

TRICK OR TRAIL & SPOOKY SPRINT

Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:30pm until…

Dupont Forest, Hendersonville, NC

“Run Fast– or Else!

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2017 HUNTER SUBARU TRICK OR TRAIL & SPOOKY SPRINT

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The 3rd Annual Hunter Subaru Trick or Trail 5k & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint lets runners experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format.

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!

The first 150 to register online will receive a pair of Trick or Trail, custom designed DeFeet socks. ​

Trick or Trail Spooky Sprint Runners in Costume

“Thanks for another awesome race. Hope this event will continue for a long time. It’s a blast and love celebrating Halloween with a nighttime sprint through the woods. Thanks to those who gave their time to make it happen!”

-Stephanie Compton, 2016 participant

Trick or Trail Spooky Sprint Ghosts at Finish Line

Words from our 2016 Participants

“Participants/volunteers very friendly!”

“Magical, light-hearted, exhilarating.”

“Spooky, dark, fun!”

“Challenging, unique, scenic.”

Trick or Trail Spooky Sprint Runner in Custom over Finish Line

“Tonight was the most fun I’ve had racing in a long time. The trail at night makes you feel so free. Thanks for a great race, and I love my pottery.”

-Irollruns, 2016 participant

GHOULISH GEAR

"Ghostly" Glowsticks

Fun! Purchase on site at the event for $5.00

RACE CALENDAR:

Find all Scheduled Pre, Post, and Race Day Events Here

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS

Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 7:00 am

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Friday, October 20th, 2017
4:00—6:00 pm

Hunter Subaru, 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791

RACE-DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
5:00—6:15 pm

Guion Farm at Dupont State Forest, 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739 (map)

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Friday, October 20th 

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Pre-Event Registration and Packet Pickup at Hunter Subaru, 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791

Saturday, October 21st 

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Race Day registration and Packet pickup at Guion Farm area in DuPont Forest

6:30 pm

1 Mile Spooky Sprint begins

7:00 pm

5k Trick or Trail begins

8:30 pm (approximately)

Beginning of Awards and Ceremonies with locally hand-crafted pottery awards for overall and age group winners

DETAILS & GUIDELINES

Check-In

We recommend picking up your registration packet and signing in the day before, but if you can’t, come early on race day to get your bib and other goodies!

Bring Everything You Need

Money, food, drink, adequate clothing. Layering your clothes is advised; in these mountains, you never know!

Follow Road Rules

You assume all risk of injuries. Be smart. Pay attention to the road. Show respect for the communities we go through and any motorists we encounter by by not littering, being careful where you pee, and obeying ALL RED LIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS.

No Whining

You may pray or curse, but please do so silently.

HAVE FUN!

Mandatory!

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

In case of inclement weather, we may alter or cancel the event. But, we will always do everything in our power to avoid delay or cancellation. Announcements made before ride. CHECK our Facebook page for updates.

COSTUME CONTEST

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We want YOU to vote on your fellow participants’ costumes at the event with the following themes in mind:

  • Funniest

  • Most classic

  • Overall kid’s

When you arrive on-site at the event, you can find the ballot box at the Registration/Packet-Pickup table for you to cast your ballot for each of the 3 themes; simply write the participant’s bib # on the ballot for each theme. We will tally up the votes and recognize the three winners at the Awards Presentation.

AWARDS & CATEGORIES

 

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Male/Female: 

  • Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Running Store and pottery award!)
  • Masters 1st (Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Running Store and pottery award!)
  • Age Groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Hand-crafted, locally-made pottery award!)

Age Groups:

  • 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

1-mile Spooky Sprint

Is a ‘fun-run’ and is un-timed. (All youth in the one mile fun run will receive a finisher award!)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & MAP

 

 

Trick or Trail 5k:

  1. Start Buck Forest Road 
  2. Continue on Buck Forest Rd. for approx 1.25 miles
  3. Left onto Thomas Cemetery, stay on Thomas Cemetery until approx mile 2.75 
  4. Turn Right onto Buck Forest Road to Finish 

1 Mile Spooky Sprint:

    1. START at Buck Forest and Hickory Mountain Road
    2. Hickory Mountain Road for approx. .25 miles
    3. Left onto White Pine Road .5 miles
    4. Left onto Buck Forest Road for approx. .25 miles to the FINISH

                View this Course on MapMyRun
 
Elevation Map
 
 

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Race Location:

Guion Farm at Dupont State Forest
3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739 (map)

Directions:

From Crab Creek Road (Brevard/Hendersonville)

Turn south 0.7 miles on DuPont Road to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.

From Cedar Mountain (US-276)

Turn north 2.5 miles on Cascade Lake Road past the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area. Turn right at the DuPont State Recreational Forest sign 4.6 miles on Staton Road past the Buck Forest, Hooker Falls and Lake Imaging Access Areas. Turn right 1.6 miles on Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area on the right.

 

VOLUNTEER AT TRICK OR TRAIL!

 

We have a variety of volunteer needs and options, so please click the button below, to sign up!  Volunteers will receive yummy food, the opportunity to dress in costume, and a FUN time supporting Pisgah Area SORBA….all in the dark!. If you prefer to sign up manually, or have trouble, please email us.

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POST RACE SURVEY

 

ONCE YOU’VE RECOVERED, PLEASE LETS US KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE.

TAKE THE SURVEY

RESULTS & RECORDS

 

 

A Notable Congrats to all of this year’s 5-mile winners!

Men’s Overall and new COURSE RECORD HOLDER: Ethan Doherty
  1. Ethan Doherty Fletcher NC   31:04.3
  2. Arek Robinson Asheville NC   31:34.6 3
  3. David Short Asheville NC   32:24.8
 
Women’s Overall and new COURSE RECORD HOLDER: Amber Moran
  1. Amber Reece-Young Asheville NC  36:31.7 2
  2. Megan O’Connor Asheville NC  40:53.5 3
  3. Dorothy Irwin Asheville NC 43:12.7
 
Master’s Men Overall: Bill Baldwin, Brevard, NC 32:39
Master’s Women Overall: Mary Roderick 51:30
 
 

2016 Results are in! Click the links below to check them out

2016 TTSS 5 Mile Overall 

2016 TTSS 5 Mile Age Group

iDaphTiming

This event is timed by iDaph Timing, questions or concerns regarding your results should be emailed to timing@idaph.net

The inaugural Trick or Trail 5mile Race Results are in!

TTSS Results Overall Age Groups

TTSS 5 Mile Overall Results

The 1mile Spooky Sprint is a ‘fun-run’ and un-timed.

2015 Costume Contest Winners:
  • Funniest: Bib #253 – Brent Grooms
  • Most Classic: Bib #194 Brittany Grooms
  • Kid’s Overall: Bib #83 Ty Mwengi

iDaphTiming

This event is timed by iDaph Timing, questions or concerns regarding your results should be emailed to timing@idaph.net

CONTACT SUPPORT@IDAPH.NET WITH QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS!

OUR CHARITY PARTNER:

A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the iDream Athletes Foundation. 

THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

 INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? Contact us at sponsorships@idaph.net