Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run will test runners limits as they maneuver their way along breathtaking trails in the Uwharrie National Forest. The Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run will be held on 22-23 October 2016 in the Uwharrie National Forest.
The race is held on a 20.5 mile figure 8 loop consisting of technical trails filled with roots and rocks covered by a lush forest canopy. Runners participating in the 100 mile event will complete the loop five times and 100K runners will complete three loops. Pacers will be allowed after runners have completed two of the single track loops. The registration limit for this event will be 125 total runners between both the 100 mile and 100K races. 100 mile entrants will be required to have previously completed a 50 mile event within the race's established time limit. As an exception, runners may use Uwharrie 40 mile Mountain Run or Mount Mitchell Challenge as a qualifying race. Questions about qualifying races can be directed to [email protected]. Due to the high technicality of the course, there will be a 36 hour cut off for both races. Runners participating in the event are highly encouraged to train on technical terrain prior to race day. We will be conducting monthly training runs beginning in March for those that are interested. Stay tuned to our website and page for more information. Maps and Elevation Profiles are available on www.uwharrie100.com.
*** Important Change to this week's Training Run ***
Unfortunately we have to make a last minute change to the training run scheduled for Saturday, October 24. The training run is still on but it will be unsupported this month because our entire household has come down with COVID19🤢
With that being said, one of our seasoned local runners, Barry Wright, has volunteered to be out there at the start to answer any questions people might have about the course from 0700-0730. Sun up should be sometime between that time anyways.
The course is in great shape and extremely well marked so we still encourage those who were interested to head out there and enjoy some miles outside on the trails. We will be back with a fully supported training run towards the end of November and will let you know as soon as we have a date picked out.
Take care and be safe all!
** Change to October Training Run **
Due to an unfortunate turn of events, our October Training Run will be unsupported. You will need to carry all of your fluids/nutrition for the run.
Barry Wright, one of our seasoned local runners will be at the start from 0700-0730 on Saturday, October 24th to answer any questions runners have about the course.
The course is well marked and in good shape so we still encourage runners who were planning on running to go enjoy some miles outside on the trails. The reason why we are unable to provide aid this run is because our entire household tested positive for COVID19 and will be under quarantine until this clears up.
Hope you all have a good run!
We just wanted to let everyone know that the trails out at Uwharrie are still open to hikers, runners and bikers (on the bike trails). We spent the day out there today and they are in great shape thanks to some hard working volunteers.
I know a lot of parks have closed down but Uwharrie trails are still open for hiking, running and biking. Please make sure you do your best to exercise social distancing so these beautiful trails that we know and love can remain open during this difficult time :)
We look forward to seeing some of you out at our 2020 training runs once some of the North Carolina stay at home orders have been modified.
Stay safe out there everyone and look out for your buddies!
Results from the 2020 URE Marathon are now available at https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=73704. Thank you to all the runners and volunteers who made this such a special day for us out on the trails we love!
More pictures from URE!
What an amazing turn out for our annual URE! Here are some pics.... more to come!
Congratulations to our 2nd and 3rd place Females with Holly Burwinkle taking 2nd (right) and Lisa Landrum taking 3rd (left)!
We have a new Female Course Record Holder with a finishing time of 4:37:02! Congratulations Julie Guzman!
Top 3 Men’s Finish with Bryan Garrido (Center, 1st Place), David Galloway (Right, 2nd Place) and James Hanson (Left, 3rd Place)
Bryan Garrido wins the 2020 URE Marathon with a time of 3:50:59!
85 runners started the URE Marathon and the lead runners are already southbound towards the finish. It’s a tight race for first and should be interesting to see how it plays out over these last 8.8 miles
So......we had three portable toilets delivered today and I am pretty sure that bandits are going to raid them tonight and steal all the toilet paper :) Really should have put out armed guards or attack dogs or something
Bib #'s are now available online at https://ultrasignup.com/entrants_event.aspx?did=73704. Final Pre Race email was also sent out to all registered runners. See you all out there!
First and foremost we wanted to let our runners and volunteers know that we do not plan to cancel URE Marathon this weekend due to the recent Coronavirus fears.
One of the things that has attracted us to Uwharrie years ago when we thought about putting events on out there is the peaceful solitude you can find in those woods. It is common to go miles and miles without seeing a single other person, whether you are out there by yourself or even during one of our races because the course is so spread out.
We expect any exposure risk to be less out in Uwharrie than you would encounter at your work or going to the store.
The trail is in great shape and pretty dry actually. The streams are about perfect level where they are rock hopable but still high enough to provide the peaceful ambient noise we have grown to love as it flows by out Uwharrie.
We totally understand if any of our runners decide to stay home this weekend but we just wanted to make sure you all know that we will be out there cheering for and supporting you as you work your way through the beautiful course we have grown to love out at Uwharrie. See you on the trails!
URE Marathon is still in need of volunteers if anyone is available to help out on March 14th! We promise you a great, super rewarding time and we, and all of our runners will be EXTREMELY greatful! Some of our key volunteer positions that we still need volunteers for include:
- Start/Finish Aid Station - 7:00am - 10:00am
- Start/Finish Aid Station - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Crossroads Aid Station - 9:00am - 1:00pm
- Crossroads Aid Station - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Northbound Sweeper - Starting at around 10am and sweep 11.7 miles of trail northbound to Kelly's Kitchen
Just let us know at [email protected] if any of you are interested and we can get you setup to volunteer!
URE Marathon is just over two weeks away! Our prerace email with all race details was sent out to all registered runners and cal also be found at www.uwharrie100.com/news/2020/2/25/2020-ure-marathon-race-update.
Hello URE Marathon Runners, We hope you have been doing good and your training has been going well! Here is a quick race update to hopefully answer any questions you may have about the race. The race will start at
Thinking about signing up for the upcoming URE Marathon but wanting to do a little more research on the course/race? Check out http://www.uwharrie100.com/ure-marathon for course maps, elevation profiles and much more.
Come join us on March 14, 2020 at 8:00am to kick off our 2020 training runs for Uwharrie 100 with a free, FA style marathon! If you are looking for a race with loads of swag to justify your cool accomplishments, this probably isn't your race. However, if you are looking for a race over some gnar.....
Registration for the 2020 URE Marathon will open on Sunday, December 1st at 8:00am EST. This is a free marathon (26.2 miles) that is held on the same trails as the Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run and will be held on March 14th, 2020. Registration will be available on UltraSignup at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=73704.
Here is another great race report from our 2019 Uwharrie 100 Mile Champion, Chris Moroch. Thank you for sharing with us Chris and congratulations on your well deserved first place finish!
I first met Dan and Amanda Paige, the race directors of the Uwharrie 100 mile trail race back in 2017 at the inaugural URE marathon....
One of the great things about race reports is that future runners can read through previous runners' experiences and see what worked and what didn't to try and better prepare themselves for the race. Here is another great race report from this years race from 100 Mile Finisher Andy Hull. Thanks for sharing Andy!
Myself and two (2) friends, Mike Lawson and Tony Riggs, set out in July of 2018 to complete our first 50 miler at the MMTR 50. We went on to complete the MMTR 50 in November of 2018. That race lead us to believe we could work our way up to complete our first 100 miler. What were we thinking? 2019 wo...
We are SOOOO thankful for all of Hammer Nutrition's support over our first six years of putting on Uwharrie 100! Hammer has kept our runners fueled and moving towards their goals with their great Gels, Heed, Endurolytes and much more!
Here is a short post race message from Hammer to all those who participated at this year's race. If you enjoyed using Hammer Products during the race and would like to try more you can do so online at the link below:
Whether you ended with a “personal best, a “DNF,” or somewhere in between, now is the time to reflect—taking written notes even—on how things went and why. Instead of allowing any setbacks (and don’t worry, we all have them!) to be “stumbling blocks,” turn them into “stepping stones” so that you can achieve greater success in your future races.
If you liked what you experienced on course, give Hammer Nutrition a try!
The race reports from this year's Uwharrie 100 and Uwharrie Gold Rush keep on rolling in! Here is a great race report from 100 Mile Finisher Joseph Sutton. Thanks for sharing your experiences out at Uwharrie with us Joseph!
And here is a great race recap of Billy Brown's (2019 Uwharrie 100k Champion) experience out at Uwharrie this year. Thank you very much for sharing experience Billy!
One word to describe this race, “unrelenting”. Atleast that is how the race director described the race on the website. Having not ran this race before or the course, I had no idea what to expect from this race.
Here is a video recap of Ben Ibey's experience at the Uwharrie 100K this year. Thank you for capturing and sharing your experience with us Ben!
Here is my experience running the Uwaharrie 100K in Oct 2019. See this 62 miles tough trail North Carolina course through the eyes of this New Hampshire runner!
We were pleasantly surprised this morning to receive a great new race report from this year's race to read while enjoying our morning coffee today. If you are wondering what it is like to train for and run 102.5 miles out at Uwharrie, check out Karen Reed's race report from her second place finish out there. Thank you for sharing this with us Karen!
Location: Uwharrie National ForestThe Course: 5 x 20.5 miles, figure 8 loop, 100% single-track Hills – “Sasquatch” Mile 7.4, “Soul Crusher” Mile 8.4, and “Halluc…
The Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run Finish Line.
I love this picture--me smiling despite the fact that this was definitely the hardest 50k I've ever run and my legs were on fire! THAT'S the sign of a great race!
I've done many 50ks this year and there were a couple that I was so glad to see the Finish Line just so I could be done with it and never ever EVER do it again.
Uwharrie was a race where I was glad to see the Finish Line and moments later was wondering when registration opened for the next year!
So thankful for the great RDs like Dan and Amanda who went above and beyond to give us a great day in the woods.
Here's a great race report from this past weekend from Matt Kornegay. Thanks for sharing your experience with us all Matt!
Where do I begin? I suppose I should start off with a little about my ultra-running career (or lack thereof). After running my first marathon last November in Richmond, I could never fathom running an ultrarace. After just missing my goal time of sub 4 hours by three seconds, I could barely walk. I....
Here is another great race report from 100 Mile Runner, Liza Rivera. Thanks for sharing with us Liza!
Earlier this year I signed up for the Uwharrie 100 Miler which took place in Troy, NC this past October 19-20, 2019. In addition to the 100 mile race there is a 100K and a 50K. All events start on Saturday, with 100M and 100K runners having a start at 6AM and 50K runners starting at 8AM. The Uwharri...
Cheers to whoever left the case of undrinken Modelo’s at one our aid stations. I promise they will not go to waste 😉
Another great race report from 100 Mile Runner David Solomon. Thanks for sharing your experience leading up to the race and this past weekend David!
Not every story worth telling is one of success. At the Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run, I logged an ugly and laborious 41 miles in a ridiculously slow 18:22:35 and then dropped out, 61.5 miles shy of the finish line. But the real story doesn't begin and end with my colossal shortcoming. My Uwharrie sag...
Our 2019 Race Recap has been emailed out to all participants and is also available at the link below. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the great volunteers, runners, crew, sponsors and family who make this event possible!
Good morning everyone! Thank you to all runners, volunteers, family, crew and pacers for such a wonderful weekend! You all (and the tropical storm) really made this a memorable experience for us and we appreciate it! Before going any further, we must mention the people who actually make this event
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The Uwharrie 100 Mile Trail Run will be held on October 20-21, 2018 in the Uwharrie National Forest. The race is held on a 20.5 mile figure eight loop consisting of technical single track trails filled with roots and rocks covered by a lush forest canopy. Runners participating in the 100 mile event will complete the loop five times and 100K runners will complete three loops. Pacers will be allowed after runners have completed two of the single track loops. The registration limit for this event is 125 total runners between both the 100 mile and 100K races. 100 mile entrants will be required to have previously completed a 50 mile event within the race's established time limit. As an exception, runners may use Uwharrie 40 mile Mountain Run or Mount Mitchell Challenge as a qualifying race. Questions about qualifying races can be directed to [email protected]. Due to the high technicality of the course, there will be a 36 hour cut off for both races. Runners participating in the event are highly encouraged to train on technical terrain prior to race day. We conduct monthly training runs beginning in March and ending in October for those that are interested. Stay tuned to our website and page for more information. Maps, Elevation Profiles, Training Run Dates, Race Videos and much more are available on www.uwharrie100.com.
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