A challenging but wonderful race... (about: 2006)|
N. M. from North Carolina (2/28/06)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Black Mountain Marathon
If you're looking for a challenge and a scenic course, the Black Mountain Marathon is an excellent choice. With 3,000 feet worth of elevation gain before the 15-mile mark, a sometimes rocky trail, the risk of snow and ice, and a final descent that includes a 1-mile section with a nearly 20% grade, the race is tough. However, it's also beautiful and rewarding. Easily my favorite of the three marathons I've run.