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Hanging Rock 8 Hour Adv Race SATURDAY "The Ocho"

Sat June 1, 2024 Danbury, NC 27016 US Directions



8:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT

2 person team

8:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT

3 person team

8:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT

4 person team

8:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT



Race Day: Saturday June 1st

Race HQ: Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina. Shelter in the lakeside parking lot.

Disciplines: Hiking(6-8 miles), MTB biking(12-16miles) and a second hike(3-6miles)

You CAN do this!!

Again we have found a great gem in the NC State Park system to explore and invigorate our outdoor adventure. Hanging Rock is part of the Sauratown Mountains - the mountains away from the mountains. The park boasts the highest point in that system with Moore’s Knob at 2,579 feet elevation. The park has more than 20 miles of hiking trails that climb onto spectacular views and some lead to picturesque waterfalls. The single track bike trails are challenging and enjoyable. This race has No intended water section on the course, so stay dry and come get your race season off to a great start!

The 8 hour race is designed for the beginner racer who wants a taste of the longer races but over a more manageable distance. You get all experience of using a map and the physical and strategic demands that come from the off road disciplines of ADVENTURE RACING.

Teams of 1-4 will trek by foot through the state park and MTB on the trails. The objective of the race is to gather a punch from as many Check Points (unmanned flags in the woods) within the allotted 8 hours. The team with the most points in the least amount of time wins. We expect the winning team to possibly finish the full course within 6 hours.

Race pace for an adventure racer is around 4-5 miles an hour.

Waivers: All participants must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

Minors must race with an adult.

  • Check Points will be placed on natural features hill tops, stream intersections, coves or at obvious trail intersections. The bike section will be on all different surfaces from pavement, mud hard packed trails, and gravel roads.
  • All bikes need to have a flashing red light visible from behind for safety.
  • A head lamp is required for all racers. We do not expect you to be doing any of this race in the dark however it is best in case you need them.
  • You will need a compass!



Required individual gear:
A functional MOUNTAIN bike; no road or cycle cross bikes
CPSC marked bicycling helmet to be worn on all bike sections
Food and fluids to last the duration of the race
A pen/ pencil/ sharpie
Individual headlight with extra batteries
Bike lights with extra batteries on the bike legs (Red tail light on while on public roads)
Required Team gear:
UTM plotter with 1:24,000 scale (you may have to plot points)
Cell phone and waterproof case, just in case
Basic first aid kit

Recommended Gear:
Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions
Waterproof map case
Water purification method
Spare bike tube, method of tire/tube inflation and bike repair kit

Race day schedule

  • 6:00am - Bike drop opens
  • 6:30am Park gate opens  Parking map will be sent to the Team Captain in pre race communication.
  • 7:00am-8:00am Check-in 
  • 8:00-8:15    Race Briefing
  • 8:30am Race Starts
  • 4:30pm (8 hours)Race Ends 


Interested in camping in the park before or after the race CLICK HERE

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd
Danbury, NC US 27016

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at



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