A BIG ​THANKS to our 2016 Sponsors:







Mountain Roots, Inc.

Bracken Mountain Races

and Festival 2017 

SATURDAY September 2, 2017

12K Running Race start--8:30 am

12K Bike Race start-- 11:00 am

Race Registration for the Bracken Mountain Races 

onsite starts at 7:30 (run) & 9:30 (bike)

Bracken Mountain Races Overview

The 3rd Annual Bracken Mountain Races are two separate races (running then biking) to be held in Brevard, NC Labor Day weekend 2016. The 12K race course (7.11 miles to be exact) 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. Super cool race shirts this year from Highline Ink. Limited shirts available, so register today. Bracken Races Forecast --Sunny and 77...Hello FALL and Hello Bracken! #attackinbracken.

THE RACE SITE     Bracken 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. http://brackenmountain.com/

THE HOST SITE    West Main Street—Brevard, NC 
The Race starts on West Main Street (by England Street)—near the Post Office in Brevard, NC. 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. West Main Street will be the start / finish and registration of the races as well as the site for the Bracken Mountain Festival. **COMMUNITY NOTE: Probart Street will be an active race site from 8:30-2:00. Be aware and drive cautiously during this event (and always). There will be a police car at the Probart / Music Camp Road intersection for a large part of the day. West Main Street from England to Oaklawn will be closed from 7 am-3 pm.


The Bracken Mountain Festival

The Bracken Mountain Festival includes live music, vendors/exhibit booths—interactive and family friendly activities encouraged, 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