Black Hills Runners Club Presents

The Crow Peak Ascent        

Saturday July 25, 2015

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
*Youth 12-18 Free if no schwag
Open Registration $25.00
To register early.....
Print and mail our registration form with entry to arrive by July 22 -
register online with Get Me Registered HERE

Again, this best loved/most hated course is up and down Crow Peak! It's steep, so you gotta hold up on a section or two to pass and it can be hot, BUT everyone still seems to love it....

* Recent polling of, well, most everyone... demanded we bring back the race most whined about, and yet, well, "crowed" about!
  Crow Peak Brewing Co. is a great place to stop post race - they always support the race! For those that enjoy a micro-brew, try one of their award winning beers. And they have great pizzas... 
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'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.!!

 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...

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