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Grit and Guts Trail Race 2024

Sat September 21, 2024 Dardanelle, AR 72834 US Directions

Events

Half Grit and Guts (13.1) @Mt. Nebo

$0 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Registration Opens April 7, 2024 at 7:00am CDT

Full Grit and Guts (20 miles) @Mt. Nebo

$0 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Registration Opens April 7, 2024 at 7:00am CDT

Place

16728 W State Hwy 155
Dardanelle, AR US 72834

Description

Do you have the GRIT and GUTS to traverse up and down Mt. Nebo… TWICE? 

GRIT and GUTS is back!! Half Grit and Full Grit will be hard. And they will be beautiful.

It will be equal parts VERT and equal parts fast flow, we promise!

The race is a fun run so is FREE unless you would like a shirt to commemorate the day! Our sweet soft 50/50 shirts from Rock City Outfitters return! Shirts are unisex fit. Please pick the size you want during registration. The shirts cost $15 and after you signup we will send you a link to pay for it.  Any shirts not paid for before the shirt order will not be ordered. Thanks! 

All of the proceeds from this race go to the Friends of Nebo! They maintain and care for all of the trails on Mt Nebo. 

We will have an aid station every 4-6 miles and would love to have you volunteer, run, or enjoy the mountain with family. If you're running and have family there we can put them to work!

The race starts from the Sunset point parking lot and after a quick look at the point and a short section of the 3C trail, you’ll head down the Sunset connector and take a left onto Lizard tail. You’ll go roughly a mile on Lizard past the seasonal waterfall. Then up to the Rim trail where you’ll take a right and end up at Sunrise point for another beautiful view of the river valley. Then you’ll go down the Sunrise connector taking a right. You’ll make your way down to the Bench trail crossing and go right onto Miller’s Goat. You’re at the 5k point and will follow Miller’s 4 miles (including a water stop) to end up at the aid station. Proceed on Miller's another mile past the Bench overlook to the Ox pull trail. Go down Ox 1.7 miles to the bottom and you’ll find another aid station to lift your spirits for the climb back up. Once you get back up turn right briefly on Miller's to the Overlook and then stay on the Bench trail back a mile to the Aid station. If you’re doing 13 head up the Sunset connector to the finish. For the 20 you will head right down the Chickalah (pronounced like tequila!) loop trail for a mile and go left at the Y and do the loop clockwise. Then back up to the aid station one last time and up Sunset connector a long half mile to the finish. Piece of cake!

 

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