You've heard of Christmas in July. The Couch Mountain Run offers a picnic in December.
Date: Sun., Dec. 9, 10 AM.
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 am. Race starts at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Duke Forest Gate F, 0.4 South of US BUS 70 on NC 751
Race Director: - 919-672-2235
The Lowdown: After a short walk through the woods from registration at the Gate F Picnic Shelter. we'll line up on the Duke Forest gravel Road and start the race heading west toward Couch Moutain. Run to the turnaround loop at the crest of the mountain, then take a hard right at the trail about halfway down the return route. We run through down and up a steep gully and come out of the Forest with a left hand turn onto Cornwallis Road. The course then rolls down to Kerley Road, where it takes a left hand turn. At the end of Kerley Road, take a left and head north for a short distance along the shoulder of NC751. Another left hand onto a Duke Forest fire road will lead you back along the base of Couch Mountain and to the finish line.
Then What?: Stick around to enjoy the campfire and a cookout.