10,000ft of vert? You. Are. Welcome!
You run, climb, and probably shuffle along almost entirely single track trails straight up Rock Candy Mountain, the coolest named hill in the area. In just a little over 3 miles you climb 2,000ft to reach the summit. And yes, the actual summit. There, collect your high-fives, and head back down while greeting some poor folks still fighting the uphill climb - cheer them on, as you will be back there soon enough.
This race is not for the faint of heart, but the steep and gnarly route over roots, rocks and a stream crossing will make anyone smile, or maybe cry.
This is a mountain race without the altitude.