App(ugh)lachian Race Series:
Inaugural Race Slated for September 23-24, 2017
Registration is now open for the first App(ugh)lachian Race Series event, Muster Grounds, on September 23-24. Described as a race that is a “representation of life”, with all its twists, turns and challenges; this race will appeal to those that strive to venture into the unknown.
The race includes a 4 mile Saturday bike race, a 10 mile Sunday trail run, a catered post-race meal with cash bar at the Harvest Table Restaurant in Meadowview VA, after party at Wolf Hills Brewing Company in Abingdon VA, event packet, race t-shirt and lots of surprises. Participants will be challenged to race against others and themselves, and will have to improvise, adapt, and overcome throughout the events! Awards will feature locally made goods and will be given for first place overall and for the top five overall finishers. All proceeds benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development. Entry fees are $69 for the full weekend of events, and space is limited, to register, go to: www.appughlachian.com. Active members of the local State of Franklin Track Club receive a registration discount when entering code SFTC.
Adam Parks, race director for the series, explains, “The App(ugh)lachian Race Series was born out of a desire to provide an incredibly memorable experience in the heart of Appalachia. There’s only so much of a challenge people can get from running an average 5k, doing an obstacle race (where they know the obstacles of), or riding a Strava bike segment over and over again to get the best time. This race series promises to provide more: battles that participants didn’t even know were coming, things that they couldn’t plan for, and a full cultural emersion in Appalachia. They will do, see, eat, and drink all things Appalachian. Honestly, we don’t know what participants will remember more, the mountains they’ll have to climb, or the indulgences they’ll find while they’re here.”
For more information go to www.appughlachian.com and visit the official Facebook page @ AppughlachianRaceSeries or www.facebook.com/AppughlachianRaceSeries/.