Date - May 10, 2024
Registration - October 6, 2023
Location - Camp Grier, 985 Camp Grier Rd
Old Fort, NC 28762
Start Time - 4:30 AM
Time Limit - 40 hours
Elevation Gain ~ 24,000 ft.+
Elevation Change ~ 48,000 ft.+
Miles of Trail - ~71.0
Miles of Gravel -~29.7
Miles of Pavement - ~1.0
The Hellbender 100 is open to male, female, and non-binary runners. Register here.
Transgender and non-binary runners are encouraged to participate! We will accept every transgender and non-binary runner’s self-declared gender category at registration and no one may challenge a runner’s self-declaration.
If registration fills by the time you enter, you will be added to the waitlist. You will not be charged for entering the waitlist. You will be charged the entry fee only if you accept an invitation from the waitlist.
You must have completed a 100k with 10,000' of vertical gain or any 100 miler between May 1, 2022 and May 1, 2024, or Mount Mitchell Heartbreaker 50 miler. These need not be a formal race. You can have completed a route with the aforementioned requirements in a non-competitive event, FKT, or adventure run. Be prepared to submit proof if you are submitting the latter as your qualifier (a Strava link for example). Questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swag & Awards
Pre-Race meal will be included as part of your registration. Extra tickets for crews, pacers and family can be purchased through UltraSignup.
All finishers will receive a custom Hellbender One Hundred belt buckle.
Sub-24 Hour Finishers will receive a custom painted wood cut, from our local artist, and 2022 1st place finisher, Jonathan Ibach.
All runners will receive a tote bag that includes a shirt along with other fun swag.
All runners, as well as their pacers and crews, must abide by the rules below at all times during the event. Failure to abide by the rules will result in disqualification.
Due to the unpredictable mountain weather on this course we will require all RUNNERS and PACERS to carry the following gear at ALL times for their safety. This includes: headlamp and red flashing back light (these must be worn during all nighttime sections), back-up light and batteries, weather proof jacket (seam-sealed), emergency bivy (such as a S.O.L. emergency bivy, an emergency blanket does not count), insulating base layer, warm hat and gloves, emergency whistle, calories, hydration carrier (40oz+), cell phone, and GPS unit provided by the race. We will have mandatory gear checks before race start, and multiple times during the race.
Poles are permissible.
Leave No Trace.
No cutting the course or switchbacks. If you deviate from the route, you must backtrack to the point at which you departed before continuing.
Check into and out of all aid stations.
Obey any race officials request.
No muling from pacers.
Only one pacer at a time and no dropping your pacer on the course.
Crews only allowed access at designated areas.
Be courteous to other trail users.
In the event that you need to drop, please turn your bib in to the nearest aid station. Transportation will be provided back to the start/finish if needed.