Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Ultra

Sat October 10, 2020 Danbury, NC US 27016 Directions

50 Miler

$110 6:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

50 K

$95 7:45AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

50 Mile Relay

$85 6:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

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1110 Flinchum Rd
Danbury, NC US 27016

One of the most beautiful and challenging trail ultras in the southeastern US. Run from one iconic North Carolina peak to another and enjoy the fall scenery. For more details, click here

Race Contact Info

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Early Packet Pickup

Race Day

Packet Pickup at Respective Start Lines
  • 50 Mile Race: 5:00 – 5:45 AM
  • 50k Race: 6:15 – 7:30 AM
Start Times
  • Start Time 50 Miler: 6:00 AM
  • Start Time 50 K: 7:45 AM
Time Limits
  • Aid Station #6 (Mile 27.6 of 50M and 14.1 of 50K): 2:45 PM
  • Aid Station #8 (Mile 36.5 of 50M and 23 of the 50K): 5:00 PM
  • Aid Station #10 (Mile 44.6 of the 50M and 27.1 of the 50K) 7:00 PM
  • Both race courses will close at 8:00 PM.
50 Mile Relay Info

That’s right, all of you not quite crazy enough to want to run from Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock can still get in on some of the crazy and all the fun.  Join the team for awesome swag, great finishers medals, finish line beer and one of the toughest courses in the Southeast.  Relays can be made up of groups of 2, 3 or 4.  Make sure you plan ahead as transportation from relay hand off to relay hand off has to be done by your team.  We will have awards for the top 2 person, 3 person, and 4 person teams.  All participants in the relay will receive a finishers medal and a PM2HR hoodie! We will not have individual timing mats at each timing point. So, if you want to know your individual splits for bragging rights, please wear a watch.  We will have live results at the finish line.  Please keep in mind that the food at aid station is for all runners.  Do not treat this as a long-distance buffet.  We have enough food for each runner, but we also do not want to be wasteful and over purchase.


Shuttle Bus Schedule

We will have shuttles available to take you from the finish line to the start line before the races start on Saturday (there will be no shuttles returning to the start lines after the race). If you would like to take the shuttle, please add that to your online registration. The shuttles will be available until all seats are sold out. 50k shuttle riders will have a free shuttle available after the race to take them back to the Government Center and their cars. 

Key Locations

50K Start -  Pilot Mountain State Park (1459 Pinnacle Hotel Rd, Pinnacle, NC) in the horse trailer parking lot on the corner of Culler Rd

50 Miler Start - Horse trailer parking lot at the end of  the Pilot Mountain Corridor Trail (607 Hauser Rd Pinnacle, NC)

Finish Line - Both races will make their way along the Pilot Mountain, Sauratown, and Hanging Rock Trail systems finishing at the end of Indian Creek Trail at the Green Heron Ale House (1110 Flinchum Rd, Danbury, NC) where good food, cold beer, and cheering fans will be waiting for you.

Athletes can choose to drive themselves to the start line or they can park at the finish line early in the morning and take one of our hired buses to the start line (this option is only available until the seats are full). The cost of a ride to the start line will be $10. There will not be a shuttle returning to the start lines after the race. 

Bag Check

We will have a bag check area at the start of both races. A bag to use for bag check will be provided to all athletes at registration. For security reasons, this is the only bag that will be allowed to be left at bag check. These bags will be taken to a midway point on the course (mile marker 27.6 of the 50 Miler and mile marker 14.1 of the 50K) and then to the finish line. You must have your bib number to claim your bag at the finish.

Aid Stations

Note: Aid Stations locations may change slightly due to course modifications and availability of safe zones to host stations. Full stations will include water as well as food options. (for a printable pdf, click the link below)


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  • Both the 50K and the 50 Miler will be chip timed
  • The top 3 men and women overall, along with the top 3 men (under 40 years), top 3 women (under 40 years), top 3 men (40-54 years), top 3 women (40-54 years), top 3 men (55 years or older), and top 3 women (55 years or older) will receive awards in 50 Mile event.
    The top 3 men and women overall, along with the top 3 men and women in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over will receive awards in the 50K event. 
  • The top 2 person, 3 person, and 4 person relay teams will receive awards.
What's Included with Your Registration
  • Custom PM2HR Hoodies
  • Finishers Bumper Sticker
  • Reusable Race Cup
  • Finisher Towel
  • Finisher Medal
  • Post race food and drinks (beer ticket)
Spectator Info

If you are planning to come out and watch the race and support your runner, check out this comprehensive guide!

Spectator Guide


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