Race registration and the starting line will be located at the City of Norton’s municipal parking lot adjacent to the Coalfield Progress newspaper. The physical address for the newspaper office is 725 Park Avenue NW, Norton, VA 24273. Registration will take place in the city’s Farmers Market building behind the Shamrock gas station and adjacent to the parking lot. Look for the green doors.
There will be parking at the starting line. Shuttle transportation will be provided runners needing a ride back to their cars from the finish line.
Directions to the High Knob Hellbender 10K
From Tricities: Travel US-23 north from Kingsport past Duffield and Big Stone Gap to the City of Norton. Take Exit 1 in Norton and turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Turn left at the first traffic light onto 11th Street. At the next traffic light (next to the Holiday Inn), turn right onto Park Avenue and travel just under 0.5 miles to the City Municipal Lot, located on the right just before the Coalfield Progress main office.
From Abingdon: Travel US-19 north from Abingdon to Hansonville and turn left (west) onto US-58 Alt. Travel US 58 Alt approximately 36 miles from Hansonville, passing St. Paul and Coeburn, to downtown Norton. (Note: do not take either exit for US-23 once arriving in Norton and instead continue straight onto Park Avenue towards downtown.) The City Municipal Lot will be located in the center of downtown on the left, just past the Coalfield Progress main office.
From Kentucky: Travel US-23 south, passing into Virginia at Pound Gap atop Pine Mountain, towards Norton. Travel approximately 17.5 miles from the state line on US-23 to Exit 1 in the City of Norton. Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Park Avenue and continue into downtown, where the City Municipal Lot will be located on the left, just past the Coalfield Progress main office.
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