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January 1st-31st, 2024: Climb for the Crown
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*STRAVA VIRTUAL CHALLENGE*

31 DAYS. 3 ROUTES. CAN YOU CONQUER THE CLIMBS?

For the month of January we will be attacking three iconic climbs in Black Mountain, Boone, and Asheville.

Fastest times and local legends will be announced at the end of January, with prizes to follow. Details below. All participants who complete the Triple Crown (all 3 routes) will be eligible to receive a free MRC Climb for the Crown t-shirt.

Join our Strava club to participate - https://www.strava.com/clubs/798967

----- FINAL RESULTS -----

TRIPLE CROWN

Men

  • Kent Caraway

Women

  • Ashlee Medina

LOCAL LEGENDS

Black Mountain

  • Ryan James (x14)

Boone

  • Jimmy Dupriest (x4)

Asheville

  • Men - John H. (x27)
  • Women - Christine Hafner (x9)

SEGMENT CROWNS

Black Mountain

  • Men
    • Kent Caraway (30:32)
  • Women
    • Sirex Noctilio (34:47)

Boone

  • Men
    • Kent Caraway (18:58)
  • Women
    • Ashlee Medina (30:24)

Asheville

  • Men
    • Mark Driscoll (21:35)
  • Women
    • Madison Zimmerman (28:06)

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Rules:

  • Participants must be members of the Mountain Running Company Strava club.
  • For a run to be considered eligible for CFC:
    • Activity MUST be done between January 1st and January 31st, 2024.
    • Activity MUST be done on foot. No bike or other mode of transport is allowed.
    • Activity MUST be posted within 24 hours of completion.
    • Title of activity MUST include "MRC CFC".
    • Participants MUST include a picture of themselves at the top of the segment and include it with their activity. Example below.

  • To be considered for the Triple Crown Finisher and Champion awards at the end of the challenge:
    • Send an email to contact@mountainrunningcompany.com with the following information:
      • Your fastest time on each segment, including date each was run
      • Your unisex t-shirt size
      • MRC location where you'd like to pick up awards

Awards:

  • Triple Crown Finishers - All CFC participants who complete all 3 of the segments.
    • Finishers will receive a CFC 2024 hooded long-sleeve t-shirt, to be picked up at the MRC location of their choice.
  • Triple Crown Champion - The male and female with the fastest cumulative times on all 3 segments.
    • Winners will each receive a free pair of Salomon shoes and an MRC hat
  • Segment KOM/QOM - The male and female with the fastest time on each segment.
    • Winners will each receive a Salomon swag bag and an MRC hat
  • Local Legend - The runner who completes a segment the most times over the duration of the challenge.
    • Winners will each receive a nutrition goodie bag with assorted products from our CFC nutrition sponsors (GU, Tailwind, Maurten, Jambar, and Skratch Labs).

Strava Segments:

*Helpful Hint: "STAR" each segment on Strava to save them throughout the challenge.*

 

Disclaimer: This is a virtual challenge designed as a fun opportunity to get out and get active, with some friendly competition built in. In choosing to join, participants assume all risk associated with this challenge, including but not limited to: injuries, falls, extreme weather, and fluctuating trail conditions. Mountain Running Company is not liable for any injuries or otherwise resulting from participation in this challenge. 

 

A HUGE Thank You to our CFC Sponsors:

Salomon
Skratch Labs
Tailwind
Jambar
Maurten
GU

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