DANBURY — A extra conventional Excessive 5 occasion will occur Saturday morning within the higher reaches of Hanging Rock State Park in neighboring Stokes County.
Final yr the occasion was achieved over a number of days, stressing people finishing the problem on their very own.
This time, with the pandemic easing, organizers are again the the standard group occasion.
Sponsored by the Pals of Sauratown Mountains, a non-profit and volunteer group that helps Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks, collaborating runners and hikers will trek over a really strenuous 10-mile course to succeed in the park’s highest elevations: Moore’s Knob, Cooks Wall and Hanging Rock, and go by Wolf Rock and Home Rock.
It’s a stern take a look at of 1’s bodily talents.
There may be additionally a 5-mile choice that summits solely Moore’s Knob for these searching for much less of a problem
The beginning might be at Shelter #4 at Hanging Rock State Park within the lake car parking zone. Runners will take off at 8 a.m., 10-mile hikers off at 8:05 and 5-mile hikers off at 8:10.
There might be two relaxation stops on the course with fluids and lightweight snacks. There might be course marshals in any respect the peaks, and a “sweep group” mountain climbing on the again to examine on all of the members.
There might be meals vans at first/end space for a meal after the problem. All members will obtain a $10 voucher to be used on the meals vans.
Members can even obtain a bib, t-shirt, patch, $10 lunch meals voucher, bandana, an REI bag and a map. Participant packet pickup on the Hanging Rock Basic Retailer (3500 Moore’s Springs Street, Westfield) Thursday from 4-6 p.m.; Friday at Shelter #4 from 4:30-7 p.m.; or on Saturday between 7:30 and eight a.m. earlier than the hike.
There are canine classes on this yr’s occasion. Canine might be permitted with hikers if the proprietor takes duty for the canine and retains it on a leash that’s now not than six ft through the occasion. All canine will need to have the right vaccines (together with rabies) to be in a public setting with different pets. There may be a further $10 cost for a canine.
Pals of Sauratown Mountains has been supporting the 2 native state parks since 2010. Proceeds from this occasion go to help Hanging Rock State Park.
Registration is $40 per-person and might be capped at 400 members. All hikers/runners should register no matter age.
For extra data or to register go to https://high5athangingrock.com. (Day-of registration might be from 7:30-8 a.m.)
To study extra in regards to the sponsoring group, go to www.sauratownfriends.org or discover them on Fb.