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    Black Hills Runners Club Presents


    The Crow Peak Ascent        

    Saturday July 26, 2014

     
    Race Start - 9:00 am
    Registration - 8:00 am
     
    Preregistered Entry:
    BHRC Members and Youth 12-18 $15.00
    *Youth 12-18 Free if no schwag
    Open Registration $20.00
     
    Race Day Entry:
    BHRC Members and Youth 12-18 $20.00
    Open Registration $25.00
     
    To register early.....
    Print and mail our registration form with entry to arrive by July 24 - See our registration tab
    OR register on Active.com HERE 
     
    Register HERE  for Multi - BHRC races and save $$!
     
    Again, RD Chris plotted a course up and down Crow Peak! It was steep, it was hot, and everyone still seemed to love it.... The more whining heard, the more gleeful Chris was...
    * Recent polling of everyone demanded we bring back the race most whined about, and yet, well, "crowed" about!
    Doin' it again for 2014 
     
    * Crow Peak Brewing Co. is a great place to stop post race - they always support the race and for those that enjoy a micro-brew, try one of their award winning beers... 
     
     
    RD's description:
     
    "Technically, you have to descend also (once you get up to the top, you really don't have much choice), but the ascent is the hard part.  The race is out and back...there is a short spur trail about halfway up that we won't use.  Total distance to the top and back down is about 6.4 miles, so a heavy 10K.  Roughly 1500 feet of elevation gain on the way up according to the trail brochure but  of course, net elevation gain is a big fat zero....all that work for nothin!"

     

     
    Here are the directions to the trailhead:

    -- From I-90, take Exit 8 (McGuigan Rd.) into Spearfish.
    -- Turn south onto McGuigan Rd. and follow it to the intersection with Hillsview Rd. (approximately 1.4 miles...you'll see the Heartland Wood Pellets mill just ahead and to the left of the intersection)
    -- Turn right (west) onto Hillsview and follow it until the road starts to curve right and up a hill, approximately 1.1 miles.  At the bottom of that hill, Higgins Gulch Road (marked by a brown and white street sign) will take off to the left.
    --Turn left onto Higgins Gulch Rd. and follow it for about 3.9 miles until you reach the Crow Peak trailhead parking lot, which will be on the right.  Just before the trailhead, you'll see a small brown sign with a hiker on it.  There will be additional signs up on race day. Keep an eye out for logging trucks on Higgins Gulch Rd.!!

     




    TR mag has included the CPA in the 2013 Trophy Series - another qualifier...
     
     
     
     
      Don't miss the next race in the BHRC Trail Series
    taking place on the awesome trails near Victoria Creek... 
    * As in "Victoria Secret, B & C Cup's and others...

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                               
     
     
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    Gary Miller,
    Jan 20, 2011, 10:32 AM
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