The Writers Who Run (or Walk) 10k Trail Race takes place in the great Nantahala National Forest, which offers plenty of shade for a hot August morning. This course has several hills, 2.5 miles of narrow trails, a 62-foot bridge spanning a riparian rock outcropping, and beautiful views of the Fontana Lake and Fontana Dam.
Average temperatures for June: LOW 58, HIGH 81. The course is well-marked with inspirational quotes every .10 miles to keep you on the right track. These are fast and friendly trails, making this race a great choice for those new to trail running. Water stations will be located at miles:
- 2.5 and 5.25 (same location)
See elevation gain map below. Highest point is 2,451 feet.