Knob Race Date and Logistics
October 5, 2019 8am Start
Packet pick-up will be at Up 'n Running at New Market Center in Boone on October 4 from 5:00-7:00pm. Day of packet pick-up and registration will be at Lost Province Brewing Co. from 6:30-7:30am on October 5. Payment accepted at on-site registration is limited to cash and checks. The Knob will start from Lost Province and will finish at Howard's Knob Park. Shuttle service will provide transportation back to the starting location for particpants who have finished The Knob. Because parking is very limited at Howard's Knob park we encourage the use of the continuously operating shuttles.
The Knob -- 2 miles of pure hill! The Knob begins at Lost Province Brewing Company in downtown historic Boone. Out of the parking lot you'll begin the Knob ascent with a right turn onto Queen St. which then becomes Grand Blvd. Taking a right onto Bear Trail, the route will then take a left onto Eastwood/Junaluska Road. Finally, after a major climb and with the peak in-sight, the route takes a right onto Howard's Knob Road and finishes in Howard's Knob Park. The route reaches an elevation of 4,406 feet (1,343 m) above sea level, and climbs nearly 1,000 feet (300 m) above the town of Boone and the campus of Appalachian State University. The course is surrounded with fall foliage and unparalleled views from the top.
Plan on plenty of merriment during this race as it is the last race in the Triple Crown series. Participants who finish all three races of The High Country Triple Crown will be recognized following The Knob!
Race Fees and Registration: Knob
Now until 9/13/19: $20.00
9/14/19 until raceday: $35.00
***Note, registration is only on-line through Race Planner or day-of at the event! On-line registration closes at midnight on 10/2/19. Only participants registered by 9/13/19 are guaranteed t-shirts.***
All participants registered by 9/13/19 are guaranteed to receive Knob or Bonk t-shirts and goody bags. The top three male and female finishers for The Knob in seven different age categories will receive awards. The overall* top three male and female finishers as well as the overall grandmaster (age 50+) top three male and female finishers will also receive awards. Special prizes from our sponsors will be given away throughout the Triple Crown Events.
Triple Crown Winners: Runners who complete all three Triple Crown races (The Cub, The Half Marathon and The Knob) will receive special awards. The top three overall* male and female runners as well as the top three overall* female and male grandmasters (age 50+) will split $1,500.00 in cash awards following The Knob on October 5.
*It is the policy of the HCTC that overall winners are displaced from age group categories for awards. This policy also applies to cash awards in the Overall and Grandmaster categories. All awards need to be claimed within 7 days of the race date.
The High Country Triple Crown adheres to the standard running industry policy that refunds are not allowed. Unlike the industry standard, however, we do allow registration transfers provided the person to which the registration is being transferred checks in at the registration table to update information prior to the race start. The new person must also complete a participation waiver. Recipients of transferred registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt or specific t-shirt size. The entry fee for this year’s event will NOT transfer to next year’s event, no exceptions.