8th Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k
April 9th, 2016 at 9:00am
Voted as the most loved Mountain Junkies race (it was voted most hated too). This is a great race on a tough mountain and perfect training for the week before the Blue Ridge Marathon.
Mill Mountain is Roanoke's most visible landmark and any activity on the mountain will require some climbing. You've got to get up to the top to enjoy the scenery and/or the blazing fast downhills.
The Course: will corkscrew around the mountain as you climb to the top and will end with a long downhill to the finish. The START will be at the trailhead for the Star Trail. Once on the Star Trail, the trail will intersect with the Fishburn Parkway where you will take a left for one mile on the asphalt road. At the intersection with the Mill Mountain Spur you will head right onto the Monument Trail. This will take you to the old road up Mill Mountain. From here you will climb up the old road to the Big Sunny Trail and then onto the Riser Trail. Here you will come to the Ridgeline Trail. This will take you up to the Star Overlook and then down the Star Trail for a screaming fast, and in many places rocky and rooty, downhill, back to the finish at the Star Trail trailhead.
Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female:
14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60 & up.
***Race Management reserves the right to add or remove***
age groups and awards depending on race participation.
4/07/16 - at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem - Thursday from 10-1 & 3-6pm - 375-3990.
Packet Pick-up, Registration and check-in - at the Star Trail Trailhead from 7:00-8:45am.
Roanoke City Parks and Recreation
Directions to the Start:
Closest Address is 1207 Riverland Road, Roanoke VA 24014
Directions to the Start:
From I-581 Take the Elm Exit. From the North take a RIGHT on Elm or From I-581 Take the Elm Exit. From the North take a RIGHT on Elm or From the SOUTH take a LEFT. You will pass the hospital and take a LEFT at 2nd light onto Jefferson Street. Once on Jefferson take a LEFT at the 4th light onto Walnut Ave. Follow Route 116: After crossing the bridge take a LEFT on Piedmont, and then a quick Right on Riverland. After about 1 mile you will turn right into the Star Trail Parking lot. If you go to the stop light for Garden City Blvd you have gone too far. The parking lot is just before the light up a gravel hill to the right.
Parking for the race (New Info):
Parking for this race will be limited. Please carpool when possible. The Star Trail Trailhead will be the race headquarters and parking at main lot will be reserved for race management and volunteers. This lot will be where you will register, pick up your packet, and check in.
Parking for racers in order of distance from race check-in:
1. At the Star Trail Trailhead - We will be using the gravel road that heads up to the old Water Tower. We will have volunteers to direct traffic. You will be directed to drive up to the top, turnaround and then park in line, in order of arrival.
If you plan to leave before the awards I'd recommend parking at the following option.
2. Will be across Riverland at the AEP power station (room for 30 or so cars).
3. At the Piggly Wiggly grocery store (just past the star trail parking lot on the left. Please don't park in the premium spots. Park to the side of the parking lot to allow grocery store customers to have the best spots. (Please, don't mess this up for future years!)