The Hell Climb 10K+ is a 6.5-mile hill climb from the base of Mountain Lake in Giles County Virginia to the cool clear air at the summit. Runners will ascend more than 1,800 feet as they follow Mountain Lake Road.
Packet pick-up will be at the Mountain Lake Lodge from 6:45am-8:00am day of the event ONLY.
Race starts promptly at 9am.
Buses leave the top of the mountain at 8:15am to transport runners to the start. Please arrive early and be ready for the bus. Bring only what you need to the start. We will have water at the start.
Runners will park at the Mountain Lake Lodge and ride the shuttle buses to the start (bottom of Rt. 700).
There is absolutely NO PARKING AT THE START.
TIMING CHIPS WILL BE HANDED OUT AT MOUNTAIN LAKE ONLY ON SATURDAY MORNING! You MUST come to the top of Mountain Lake to pick-up your chip.
The course measures 6.5 miles and nearly 1800’ of gain. So, 10K+!
The right lane will be closed for racers but please still run to the side of the road and away from the middle, especially on the tight turns. The left lane will be open to traffic descending the mountain. Most turns will be coned off for runners and drivers safety.
AID STATION: Water stop approximately every 2.5 miles.
WEATHER: Area temperatures average in the 60's during this time of year. HOWEVER, Blacksburg will be 10 degrees cooler than Roanoke, and Mountain Lake will be cooler yet. The finish is at 4000’ and if there is rain at the base there could be snow on top. Hopefully late March/early April will provide perfect conditions.
FOOD-The Mountain Lake Lodge has a great lunch and will be open for the public. Usual post race food will be provided by TriAdventure.
Remember that the ascent lane will be CLOSED. If you watch the start (there is no parking at the start) please drive out 460W to RT.613 to gain access to the top of the mountain.
There will be no Refunds for Any Reason. Participants may defer their entry to another TriAdventure event or to this race in 2018. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. Thank you for understanding.
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