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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  • What a rush! Just getting up the mountain was an experience. The view from the top was great. Coming down we stopped at the zoo and had a great time. People were so friendly. We met a family from Africa-and I thought I drove a long way! Would love to come back some day.
    Don & Bev
    Kenosha, Wisconsin
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