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Events

june

sat18jun8:00 amThe Ascent 5k

The Rugged Red

Event Details

This course is a beauty! It’s got spectacular views, sandstone arches, rocky cliffs, and deep green forested sections.

The climb starts at the beginning with a steep incline, but you are quickly rewarded as the woodlands surround you. Don’t forget to look up and see the cliff lines and overhangs the Red is known for.

If you’re lucky, you might even catch an early glimpse of an arch or two. No worries, though, you won’t miss them completely. You’ll encounter a few more challenges to reach the top. Catch your breath as you take in the awe-inspiring views. Let the joy of your accomplishments carry you down to the finish line!

The entire Natural Bridge Campground has been reserved for racers and their supporters. Wake up at the starting line and celebrate with your friends, family, and fellow finishers. Tent camping, RV camping, and Cabins are available on site.  https://naturalbridgecampground.com/

Entry Fee: $35

For everyone’s health and safety, we are limiting the capacity of these races.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am EST

Location

Natural Bridge Campground

90 L&E Railroad Pl

september

sat24sep7:00 am2:00 pmThe Rugged Red Half Marathon

The Rugged Red

Event Details

We have been updating the course and this year will be the best yet!  With aerial views, 5 arches, and plenty of climbs, this course is just the challenge you have been waiting for. Ready for more inspiration?  The Rugged Red Race Series is adding a new 5K on June 18.  This course will give you a sneak peek at the Half Marathon and is timed perfectly to prepare you for the main event.  This will not be an easy 5k, but it will definitely be worth the effort!  Be prepared to take your time on some of the elements, but you have to climb high to get the best views! Both events will be hosted at the Natural Bridge Campground right off of the Slade exit.  Stay at the campground and enjoy a full weekend of celebrations for the whole family!

For everyone’s health and safety, we are limiting the capacity of these races.

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Location

Natural Bridge Campground

90 L&E Railroad Pl

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