The High Country Triple Crown is the premier running series in the High Country of North Carolina and has been in operation for over 15 years. The routes for the three races, The High Country Half Marathon, The Cub and The Knob, have been chosen for their unsurpassed beauty and mountain charm. The races are unique, challenging and highly fun. Our runners return year after year to be a part of the series and to compete for numerous awards including overall cash awards. For those who are up for the challenge, we offer the chance to become kings and queens of the Triple Crown-- runners who complete all three races. Beginning in 2010, all proceeds from The High Country Triple Crown have benefited Girls on the Run. Appalachian State University's Institute for Health and Human Services, the affiliate sponsor of Girls on the Run of the High Country and the program sponsor for the High Country Triple Crown, provides support and management oversight to both operations. Students, faculty and staff of ASU are encouraged to both participate and volunteer for High Country Triple Crown Events.