Camp Chestnut Ridge Efland NC 27243 US
Start Date: 2019-11-23
Type of Activity: Running, Trail Run

The 10th annual Chestnut Ridge Trail Race is on Saturday, Nov 23, 2019.



The race will be run entirely on the camp's single track trails and roads (dirt and gravel) at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in beautiful Efland, NC. The course will feature rolling hills through old hardwood forests. There are two race options – a 4ish mile race and an 10ish mile race . This being 10th year of running this race, we plan to offer a 10ish mile option this year instead of the 8.5. Plus, there is no additional charge for the extra 1.5 miles. There will be 3 staffed water station for the 10 mile and 1 for the 4 mile. Walkers are welcome on the 4 mile trail. This is a trail race. There are rocks, roots and sometimes mud on the trails. Please, Please no pets, honey badgers or baby strollers in the race. Both races will closed at 12:30pm.

We will also be providing childcare while you run, if needed.

Please, this is a “no headphones” event. This rule is intended to provide a safe and enjoyable trail run for all participants. Running a trail race while wearing headphones means that you can’t hear those who may want to pass safely. Also a good idea for those wanting to pass to give a shout out "on your left/right " just so everyone knows where they are & can safely move out of the way.  Please be respectful of these rules for the safety of other runners.

Whom does this event benefit?

Proceeds from the race will benefit the “Pass It On” Annual Fund which supports the camping ministry, enhances facilities and equipment, and helps send children and youth to camp through the campership scholarship program. By running in the race you can help send a kid to camp!


Comments from previous races:

This was my 2nd chestnut ridge race and like last year it was awesome! beautiful setting, wonderful people, good cause. thank you for the hard work in putting this together! It is such a delight to participate, I wish it happened every season! I encouraged several of my running buds to attend, and many remarked it was their favorite trail race yet. congratulations on hosting one of the best local races....

you all did such a great job!!! It was such a fun morning. And the post-race pastries were fantastic....

Thanks for another terrific and very well run race. I cannot imagine all the work that was done to clear the trails of the falling leaf cover. The homemade goodies even sweeter....

And from 2018 muddy race:

I had a great time in spite of the muddy conditions. I think you always do a great job of letting the runners know what kind of trail conditions to expect, and as such, I didn’t wear the pretty new trail shoes :-D This was my third time running this race. I really appreciate the effort that your team puts into it, and I am sure I’ll be back next year!

Once again - NOT disappointed! It was fun, mud & all - why should the kids have all the fun stomping through the mud ?! Everyone was so nice. You can tell when a lot of thought , planning & organization go into a race!

My mud buddy & I are looking forward to next year's race. As we lined up to get started we asked each other "Now why did we think this was a good idea?" Our answer - It's for the kids !!!



Registration details:

Cost for the Trail Run is $30 for the 4mile and $40 for the 10mile online. Participants registering by Nov 10th will be guaranteed a race shirt. Online registration will close November 21th. Registration will be capped at 200 for the 4mile and 150 for the 10mile.


Registration After Nov 21th , if still available, will be $35 for the 4mile and $45 for the 10mile,  cash or check only.

Early packet pick-up and registration, if still available, will take place at Bull City Running http://www.bullcityrunning.com/ on Nov 22th from 4pm to 6:30pm. Race day packet pick up and registration, if still open, will start at 9am.


Top Male & Female in both 4 and 10 mile race.

4 mile race:

Male and Female age groups: 1-12,13-19,20-29,30,31-39,40-49,50-59, 60-60, 70 and beyond

10 mile

Female and Male age groups: 0-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, 60-69, 70 and beyond

Race Day Schedule

9am –9:50 Check-in & packet pick-up
10am –  10 mile race starts

10:15-   4 Mile race starts
11:30     awards starting with 4 mile race, then 10 mile race  roughly 30 min later.