Registration for the “Critter Crawl”

running up curvesOnline registration begins at 12:01 a.m. March 3 for the third annual Critter Crawl at Grandfather Mountain.

The race begins in MacRae Meadows and gains more than 900 feet in elevation as it climbs Grandfather Mountain, winds through the animal habitats and ends at the Mile High Swinging Bridge.


Online registration begins at 12:01 a.m. March 3 with 500 spaces for runners available.

The cost per participant is $35 and includes: a “Critter Crawl” T-shirt, disposable timing chip, a parking pass and a free day pass to be used June 8 – July 31, 2014.  T-shirts will not be guaranteed for participants who register after May 28.

Proceeds from the 2014 race will benefit the otter habitat renovation set to begin in March, including repairs and enhancements to the underwater viewing area.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female competitors.

The race starts at 6:30 p.m. June 7.  Each parking pass is good for one vehicle only.  Extra parking passes will be on sale for $10.

Location : Grandfather Mountain | Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646 |
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  • I picked up my 6 year old son from school  and asked him if he could guess where I was gonna take him to spend the weekend. With eyes big and wide he asked, Grandfather Mt? I have never seen him get so happy. Or should I say, pumped up to the max. He thanked me over and over again, while packing for the night in the wild. As with most things in life can be, this was a gift that did not fade away or break like most  presents after minutes of play.  As we got closer  to the top he expressed his deepest thanks, I saw my boy grow up this weekend. I pushed him and he pushed me and together we made it all the way from 105 to the Swinging Bridge.  "Get Out More.  Make memories, not regrets."
    Ryan
    Sugar Mtn, NC
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