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Bracken Mountain Races and Festival 2017 

SATURDAY September 2, 2017


New for 2017 - Mountain Roots Family Fun Run!

This year, we are so excited to offer a way for everyone in the community to take part in the Bracken Mountain Races and Festival. Bring the whole family and join us for a 1 mile Fun Run. Race registration is $10 for an awesome Bracken T'shirt!

Bracken Mountain Races Overview

The 4th Annual Bracken Mountain Races are two separate races (biking then running) to be held in Brevard, NC Labor Day on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. The 12K race course is an all terrain course from the scenic roads of beautiful Brevard, to a short section of gravel climbing up to the Bracken Preserve, where the challenging single-track loop trail around Bracken Mountain is featured. While the course is only 12k, both the trail run and the bike race are technically challenging. The routes travel out of town on the road, to the gravel approach to the Bracken Preserve, and do a loop around the Bracken Preserve. By the end of the race, a total of 905’ of elevation is gained.

THE RACE SITE - Bracken Mountain Preserve

Bracken Mountain Preserve and Recreation Area is 395 acres of forested land owned by the city of Brevard in Transylvania County, NC. This municipal preserve is due west of downtown and adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and the Brevard Music Center. The two trails to be utilized for the Bracken Mountain Race include the Bracken Mountain Trail & Brushy Creek Trail.

THE HOST SITE - West Main Street, Brevard NC

The races and Family Fun Run will all start on West Main Street (by England Street), near the Post Office in downtown Brevard. The Family Fun Run will consist of a loop through downtown that ends back at the starting line. The Finish Line for the 12k events is at Squatch Bikes & Brews in the newly revamped Brevard Lumberyard Arts District on King Street, Brevard (170 King Street, Ste #1, Brevard, NC 28712).

The Bracken Mountain Festival - More Info Coming Soon!

This year, the Bracken Mountain Festival is hosted by Squatch Bikes & Brews and will feature live music, vendors/exhibit booths, and food/beverages available for race participants, spectators, and community members.The proceeds of this event will be fed back into offering experiential education activities including outdoor education for local schools, day camps, and outdoor family adventures for members of the local (i.e. Brevard) community. 
Exhibitor & Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Ali Lien for more information: ali@mountainroots.org or 828-384-4629.

Race Schedule (More Soon!):

Registration and race packet pick up - Friday, Sept. 1st, 6-8pm at

      Squatch Bikes/ Saturday, Sept. 2nd, starting at 7:30 am at the

      Starting Line.

12K Running Race start--8:30 am

12K Bike Race start-- 11:30 am

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