Leatherwood ultras

March 29, 2014
ferguson, nc



Leatherwood Ultras

Not just a race....It's an Event!!


**Refund Policy:    No Refunds,Transfers, or Deferrals

The Leatherwood Ultras will be held on the grounds of Leatherwood Mountains Resort and Stables.  Unlike most events that are held on public lands, this event will be primarily on private land.   Don't miss it....You WON'T be disappointed!!!


Race course will take place over varied terrain in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.  Much of the race will be on single track trail, but will have a mix of asphalt, gravel, and jeep trail roads.   If you have experience running in  the Blue Ridge Mountains you'll know that the trail could change from one day to the next.  One day could be dry, the next could be muddy.

50 Mile - Course will consist of 4 loops.  There will be 3 unique loops, with one loop of 10 miles being repeated.
  Gain and loss will be about 13,000ft.  Start time: 7am

50 Kilometer :  Course will consist of 2 unique loops, which will also be run by the 50 milers.  With around 8,000ft gain.    Race Start: 8am

10 Mile - 
Runners will pass through Rawhide Aid Station twice.   Race Start: 9am

No pacers allowed on the course

Prerace and Packet Pick-up
  • Packet Pick-up with be available late afternoon on Friday, March 28th.  It is advised that 50M/50K runners get your packet on Friday.  Saturday packet pick-up will also be available from 5am-6am for 50milers.  50K and 10milers may pick up packets Friday or on Saturday morning after the 50 mile race has started.
  • Dinner will be available friday around 6:00 and is catered by Saddlebrook Restaurant.  Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.   Race briefing to follow dinner.
Race Day
  • 50 mile start time will be 7:00am.  By 7:00pm you must have completed 40 miles or you will be pulled from the race.  So long as you are out on the last loop of 10 miles before 7:00pm, there will be no further cutoff time to the finish.
  • 50K start time will be 8am.  No cutoffs
  • 10 mile start time will be 9am
Aid Stations

There's will be adequate feed stations along the entire course.  See Course Maps for info on splits


50 Mile race:  Top 3 male/female finisher will receiver a cash prize.
  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $200
  • 3rd - $100

All runners completing their respective race will receive a finishers award.

Other prizes will be awarded as well - TBD


  • What makes this event so unique is the availability of luxury mountain cabins to rent at Leatherwood.  Get a group of runners, friends, or family together and make a memorable weekend vacation.  Who wouldn't want great mountain views and a hot tub at your convenience?!?!
  • Electrical Hookup is available along Elk Creek.  Contact Leatherwood to make reservations 1-800-462-6867
  • Primitive camping is available on the Leatherwood Stable grounds.  When you arrive, check-in with the Leatherwood Front desk to pay for per night camping
  • Closest Hotels are about 30min from Leatherwood.  Lenoir and Wilksboro are the nearest towns to search for hotels.

This event will be like none you have experienced before.  Onsite is Saddlebrook Restaurant and Bar.  Have a few drinks with friends Friday night before the race.  Saturday the restaurant will be open to accommodate you and your crew for lunch.  There will be a buffet of some sort served at a reasonable price for dinner.   It should be quite the party atmosphere Saturday evening.  Look for a fire in the pavilion on your final stretch to the finish line.  Hopefully the 10 milers won't feel the need to rush home, but instead I hope y'all hang around and cheer on the 50s throughout the day.

Bring the family.  Kids will enjoy the play area just off Meadow Rd.

  • From Lenoir - Take Hwy 18 east off of Hwy 321 for 9 miles.  Turn Left on to Grandin Rd.  Go 6.2miles to dead-end into 268.  Turn Right on Hwy 268.  Go 2.3 miles to Elk Creek Darby Rd.  Take a left.  Continue on Elk Creek Darby Rd. for 6 miles.  The store on 268 at Elk Creek Darby Rd. is the nearest gas/store to Leatherwood.
  • From WIlksboro - Off of Hwy 421, take Hwy 268/River St.  Head West on Hwy 268 for 15 miles.   Take a Right.  Continue on Elk Creek Darby Rd. for 6 miles.  The store on 268 at Elk Creek Darby Rd. is the nearest gas/store to Leatherwood.
Look for signs to direct you as you arrive at Leatherwood Mountains.

If you have question, please contact us

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