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Climb to the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains. This challenging 6.2-mile road race boasts more than a 2,000-foot elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton in far Southwest Virginia to the 4,200-foot High Knob summit in the Jefferson National Forest.

The 10th annual climb will be held October 7, 2023. This race is also part of the 2023 High Knob Triple Crown running series. See the High Knob Triple Crown website for details.

Registration for the 2023 Hellbender 10K is now open! Click here for online registration and here for a mail-in registration form.

Curious about the course? Check out the course on Strava or click on the Course Info. tab for more details.

Questions? Contact highknobhellbender@gmail.com for more information.

Additional updates about the race, including group training runs, can be found by visiting our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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    • Hey Laura, great to hear from you! Your family can definitely meet you at the finish line. The road will be open to traffic. We do try to encourage spectators to leave for the finish line prior to the start of the race to help reduce traffic on the road for runners’ safety. Let us know if you have any other questions. Hope to see you in October!

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