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The Emerald Mountain Epic is RCR’s flagship annual FUNdraiser! Register here:

The Emerald Mountain Epic presented by Hard Headed attracts some of the nation’s best mountain bike and trail running racers, while still offering incredible opportunities for athletes of all skill levels to test their meddle.  Our race is a uniquely rewarding and challenging experience in that it is 90% singletrack with major elevation gains. 

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES – August 3, 2024

SOLO Race: 52 miles or 26 miles with approximately 6,600 (or 3,300) feet of elevation gain

  • Pro/Open Men’s and Women’s Races
  • Citizen Men’s and Women’s Races
  • Clydesdale/Xena Races (open to anyone over 200lbs.)
  • Singlespeed Men’s and Women’s Races

DUO Relay: Teams of two, each completing one 26 mile lap with about 3,300 feet gained 

  • Men’s Team
  • Women’s Team
  • Co-Ed Team

TRAIL RUNNING RACES – August 4, 2024

FULL Marathon: 26.2 miles with approximately 3,300 feet of elevation gain

  • Men’s and Women’s Races

HALF Marathon: 13.1 miles with approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain

  • Men’s and Women’s Races

10K: with approximately 900 feet of elevation gain

ROYALTY OF THE ‘BOAT  RACES – August 3 & 4, 2024

Some like to ride, some like to run, and then there are those who do both!  For you, we offer special categories that combine your times from each day’s race to see who can truly claim the crowns of Emerald Mountain Epic Royalty!

  • KING of the Boat: Combined time of Men’s Solo MTB & Full Marathon
  • QUEEN of the Boat: Combined time of Women’s Solo MTB & Full Marathon
  • PRINCE of the Boat: Single lap time in Duo or Solo MTB and Men’s Half Marathon
  • PRINCESS of the Boat: Single lap time in Duo or Solo MTB and Women’s Half Marathon