November 1, 2014

5k race for all ages.
Prizes awarded for top finishers.
Free t-shirt for first 100 registered.
$20 for pre-registered, $25 day of the race.
Free Fun Run for kids under age 12.

Photos from 2013    Results from 2013
Encompassing rolling hills, wooded trails, and the grassy shoreline along our lake, the South of the Mountain Trail Run offers a wide variety of challenges for runners and walkers of all skill levels in one of the most beautiful settings around.

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About Our Course:

Our 5k course is located entirely on the 260 acres of South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic, NC. The course takes runners on one continuous loop through a mix of gravel roads, grassy areas, and wide dirt trails on the south side of Cherry Mountain.

The course is moderately hilly including a one-kilometer uphill climb that ascends 120 feet before heading back downhill through the trees to the lake shore. Fall colors usually peak around this time of year, so be prepared for some spectacular views on your run, giving new meaning to the term "breathtaking."

The Trail Run will not be marked until the day before the race, but we've created a Course Guide for those who would like to come and check out the course ahead of time. The Course Guide includes a map of the course, description of various turns which could be confusing, and a map to help you find the South Mountain Christian Camp property. If you would like to come run the course ahead of time, please keep in mind that we have other guests on the property on most days, so please refrain from entering any of the buildings other than the brick bathhouse located near the Start/Finish line. The Course Guides can be downloaded to print here, and you can view additional details at



Medals will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers.

Apart from these finishers, medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of the following categories:
    14 & under
    70 & over
Who Benefits?

The South of the Mountain Trail Run is a fundraiser to benefit South Mountain Christian Camp, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation since 1974. South Mountain Christian Camp offers a variety of services to the people of western North Carolina and beyond including Summer Camps for boys and girls aged 7-15, educational school field trips called S.E.E.D.S. for students in grades 3-5, teamwork and confidence building through Ropes Course activities for groups of all ages, hosting Retreats and Outings for churches, schools, sports teams, and more!

Volunteers and Sponsors

We need volunteers to help out with various responsibilities prior to, and the day of, the race. If you would be willing to lend your help please contact us here, and we will find a spot that's just right for you!

We are also in need of sponsors to help cover the costs of this fundraiser. If your business would be interested in partnering with us on this race as a sponsor, click here to read all the details! You can mail your contribution to SMCC at PO Box 9, Bostic NC 28018.
If you'd like to help spread the word about the South of the Mountain Trail Run, there are several ways you can do so:
    1. Print copies of our flyer to hang in your place of business or other public areas.
    2. Join this event on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same.
    3. Give copies of our registration form and our sponsorship opportunities to people who might be interested.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to our 2013 Sponsors.
Without their support, we would not be able to offer the South of the Mountain Trail Run.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Race Partner Sponsors:
Forest City Paint and Supply Co.
House of Awards
Lutz Petroleum
R-S Speedy Lube
Godfrey's Garage
HST Inc.
Covenant Advisory Group
TM Auto Sales