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HARDFORD GRAVEL RACE INFORMATION

HARDford 50 and HARDERford 75 Gravel Race

Registration opens March 1, 2023 at 10am on BikeReg.com.

Racers have two course options: The classic HARDford 50 and the HARDERford 75. The fully-supported courses are 50+ miles and 6,500 ft. of climbing, and 75 miles and 10,300 ft. of climbing respectively through Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. CX and MTB are both appropriate. The ride is 75% gravel, 10% dirt, and the remainder on pavement. Four fully stocked aid stops along the course. Prizes to top three in each category. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Grassy Fork Rural Medical Services Clinic and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC).

Start/Finish:
Rapid Expeditions, 3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753

When:
Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 8am
(7:55 am rider meeting at the starting line)

Maps:
HARDford 50 course map
HARDERford 75 course map
To download the gpx file, visit our Google Drive here

Race Categories:
Women’s and Men’s Open
Single Speed
Women’s and Men’s Masters (age 40-49)
Women's and Men's Grand Masters (age 50+)

Awards: 
Top three in each category will receive awards. Knoxville Realtor Vick Dyer is sponsoring a special award category: An award will go to the woman and man who finish the HARDford 50 closest to 6 hours.

Registration & Pricing:
Registration is $80 and includes a post-race meal and beverage.

Packet Pick-up:
Racers must pick-up their packet in person at Rapid Expeditions. Available pick-up times:
—Saturday, August 5: 6-8pm
—Sunday, August 6 (day-of): 6-7:30am

Merchandise:
Purchase HARDford merch here.

Volunteers:

Interested in volunteering?

Major Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Health First Fitness   Harpers Bike Shop      


Past Events

2022
HARDERford 75 results
HARDford 50 results
Photos

2021
Results can be found here.

2020 

Results can be found here.

2019
Results can be found here.

2018
Results can be found here.
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