Uwharrie Gold Rush
Come join us on October 19th, 2019 for the inaugural Uwharrie Gold Rush 50k. Gold Rush runners will traverse through the densely forested hills and streams that birthed North Carolina’s gold rush of the 1820s and 1830s. This infamous early 1800s gold rush led to North Carolina being the nation’s largest producer during that era and still produces gold for lucky prospectors today.
Race will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Wood Run Trailhead.
Race has a 12 Hour Cutoff.
The Uwharrie Gold Rush is held on the same course as the Uwharrie 100. This 50K race is held on a 20.5 mile figure 8 loop consisting of technical trails filled with roots and rocks covered by a lush forest canopy. Uwharrie Gold Rush Runners will complete the blue southern portion of the figure 8 loop first (11.5 miles) and then will finish with a complete loop of the yellow figure 8 course (20.5 miles) to finish their event. Total elevation gain throughout the course is approximately 5,070 feet and 5070 feet of elevation loss for a total of 10,140 feet of elevation change throughout the 32 mile course.
Uwharrie Gold Rush Runners will encounter some of the best stocked aid stations throughout the Ultra Community every 4-6 miles. We can without a doubt promise you will not go hungry at this race; just ask any veteran Uwharrie 100 runner.
Directions to Aid Stations
Start/Finish Aid Station (Mile 0, 11.5 & 32) - Located off of HWY 24/27 just east of River Road. Drop bags are available at this aid station and Crew can access this aid station. Google Maps link to location is available here.
Crossroads Aid Station (Mile 6, 17.5 & 26.5) - Located at the center of the figure eight loop. Drop bags are available at this aid station but Crew CANNOT access this aid station.
Kelly’s Kitchen Aid Station (Mile 23.2) - Located off of Dusty Level Road just west of Yates Place Campground. Drop bags are available at this aid station and Crew can access this aid station. Google Maps link to location is available here.