Cradle to Grave Race


After careful consideration and recommendations from public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to make Cradle to Grave 30k-10k a virtual race this year! Please understand that FIND Outdoors will always put the safety and health of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, staff and community first.

Runners can complete the distance wherever they choose, any time before the event date of SEPTEMBER 12, 2020.


Your choice to participate in this year’s Cradle to Grave Race, in whatever form you feel comfortable, will do several important things. Of course, you will get the benefit of preparing and engaging in something that is good for body, mind and soul, but every step you take in this year’s race helps to keep The Cradle of Forestry going through these tough times.

Celebrate the rich cultural and natural history of the Cradle of Forestry, while encouraging overall wellness & outdoor recreation in Pisgah National Forest.

Under normal circumstances, the Cradle-to-Grave 30k would begin and end at the Cradle of Forestry site, offering a challenging race for serious trail runners by utilizing a combination of paved trails at the Cradle of Forestry, gravel Forest Service roads, and several single-track trails deep within Pisgah National Forest.


While this format is not what the Cradle to Grave 10k and 30k were designed to achieve, we hope you can find a way to challenge yourself and support The Cradle of Forestry with your choice to stick with this year’s race.


What to Expect

Everyone registered will receive a high-quality race shirt and an awesome custom bottle opener medal for both races!

We will ship these awards directly to our participants after our virtual event ends. Participants will also receive a One Day Pass to the Cradle of Forestry and a free beer from Oskar Blues Brewery. You can receive perks by showing your race registration information.

Participants have the option to report their race time under our Race Results tab on the registration site. The Top Three Overall and Masters Top Three Overall Fastest Reported Times for Males and Females and will receive a FIND Outdoors Hat and a Year Pass to the Cradle of Forestry! You can report your time between Saturday, September 5th – Saturday, September 12th, 2020.

FIND Outdoors truly appreciates your help and support in making this new virtual race a reality for not only our community, but for anyone interested in the outdoors, trail racing and staying safe.

What You’ll Need

Step 1: Get registered! If you are already registered, you will be receiving an email from UltraSignup to make your choice to remain in the virtual race or defer to our 2021 event. Please make this choice before our deferral deadline of Friday, July 31, 2020!

Step 2: Hike or run your 30k or 10k on the Cradle to Grave course, a treadmill, on the road or wherever you choose between September 5th and September 12, 2020.

Step 3: Take some photos and share them with us on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #cradletograve30k10k #runinpeace #findoutdoors #gofindoutdoors

Step 4: When you’re finished, you have the option to submit your results through the Results Tab on our registration page.

Step 5: After the event, watch your mailbox for your race swag!

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