Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Ultra

Sat October 1, 2022 Danbury, NC 27016 US Directions

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.

1110 Flinchum Rd
Danbury, NC US 27016
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)


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)

Finish Overflow Parking

Once the lot fills at the Green Heron Ale House, overflow parking with a free shuttle to the finish line will be available at the Danbury Government Center (1012 Main St, Danbury, NC)

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 $20. There will not be a shuttle returning to the start lines after the race. 

Event Google Map

This google map includes links to all the aid stations, start lines, and finish line! Consider using the offline map option in google maps because there are a few areas around the course where cell phone signal is spotty.


Early Packet Pickup:  

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 30th, Green Heron Ale House (1110 Flinchum Rd, Danbury, NC)

Race Day, Saturday, October 1st:

Packet Pickup at Respective Start Lines 
  • 50 Mile Race: 5:00 - 5:45 AM
  • 50k Race: 6:15 - 7:30 AM
Start Time 50 Miler:
  • 6:00 AM
Start Time 50 K:
  • 7:45 AM

Time Limits:

  • There will be 3 cutoff points along the course. Those cutoff times will be posted shortly.
  • Both race courses will close at 8:00 PM
Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock Ultra.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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