Promise Land 50K


April 28, 2001

"Not Your Average 50K Race!?"

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The start and finish is at the Promise Land camp located on 640 (Wheat's Valley Road) near the intersection of 765 and 640. The running course will go up Overstreet Creek Road (765) to the Glenwood Horse Trail. The course turns right on the Horse Trail and ascends Onion Mountain. The course follows the horse trail all the way around the mountain to Reed Creek. The course then turns left and goes up 3011 to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRPW). The course crosses the BRPW and takes a left on an access road parallel to the BRPW. The course goes down to Sunset Fields and Parkers Gap Road (812). From Sunset Fields runners will go down Apple Orchard Falls Trail to 1081. Runners will take a left on 1081 (a grassy old forest service road) and continue to Cornelius Creek Trail. Runners turn right on Cornelius Creek Trail and go downhill to F.S. 59 until reaching White Tail Trails, which is right across the road from North Creek Campground. Runners will go into the trail for about 100 yards and turn left on the White Tail Trail and follow it to Colon Hollow Road (782). Turn right on 782 and go to 768. Turn left on 768 and go uphill (.5miles). Turn right on 3036 (Stave Hollow Road) and follow that to the junction of Cornelius and Apple Orchard Falls Trailhead. Runners will then go "UP" Apple Orchard Falls Trail to Sunset Fields. Runners go straight across the Parkway on an old road. Runners follow this old road for about .5 mile back to the Horse Trail and follow (turn right) the horse trail back to Aid Station 1 (Overstreet Falls) and then back to the finish.

Course Designers & Developers: George Wortley,

Mike Sandlin, and David Horton

Aid Stations

Mileage
2.64 1. Overstreet Falls: Intersection of 765 & Glenwood Horse Trail
8.55 2. Reed Creek: Intersection of 3011 & horse trail
11.94 3. Sunset Fields: Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 78.4
16.09 4.Cornelius Creek Trail Junction - Intersection of Cornelius Creek & Apple Orchard Falls Trail, end of F.S. 59
19.26

5. Colon Hollow: Intersection of White Tail Trail & Colon Hollow Road (782)

23.89 6.Cornelius Creek Trail Junction: Intersection of Cornelius Creek & Apple Orchard Falls Trails
26.68 7. Sunset Fields: Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 78.4
29.09 8.Overstreet Falls: Intersection of 765 & Glenwood Horse Trail
31.75 9.Finish: Promise Land