7th Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k
April 11th, 2015 at 9:00am
225 Runner Limit
There are new directions to the park due to the closure of both Wiley Drive and the Walnut Street Bridge being closed for the Komen Race for the Cure. See Below.
Registration Info - Coming Soon
Voted as the most loved Mountain Junkies race for the past 2 years (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.
4/09/15 - 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
You will not be able to use the Walnut Street Bridge and Wiley Drive due to the Komen Race for the Cure;
From I-581 Take the Elm Exit. From the North take a LEFT on Elm or From the SOUTH take a RIGHT. Shortly Elm turns into a one way road Bullitt Ave. Take this to 9th street and take a right. 9th ends at a light at Riverland Road. Take a left and parking for the race will be on your right. If you go to the stop light for Garden City Blvd you have gone too far.
For those of you familiar with Roanoke you can still head to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital on McClanahan, to Walnut, take a left and then quick right onto 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 IGA 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!)