The Shut-In race on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will be held on Saturday Nov. 5, starting at 10 am. It’s always on the first Saturday in November.
It’s an 18 miles run from the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC to the trailhead for the Mt. Pisgah summit.
The race travels along the portion of the Mountains to Sea Trail known as “The Shut-In Trail”. The trail was originally an access trail for George Vanderbilt to reach his hunting lodge on top of Mt. Pisgah. You can expect about 3,000 feet of elevation gain, very technical single track and virtually un-runnable climbs in many places.
So if you’re planning to hike on the MST tomorrow, be prepared to see runners whizzing by.