June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017

The Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain is proud to present the Downhill at Dusk 5K. Runners will run a course from Ridgecrest to Black Mountain that drops over 200 feet in elevation.  This will be one of the unique races of the year and without a doubt the fastest.  Capped at only 400 runners, this race should sell out. Earlier that day, the Downhill at Dawn Half Marathon will take runners from Ridgecrest to Old Fort on a combination of paved and gravel roads.


Registration Opens November 1 - Race Cap: 400
Entry Fees
November 1- December 31, 2016 - $20
January 1 - March 1 - $70, 2017 - $25
April 1 - May 31 - $30, 2017 - $30

Downhill Double (Half Marathon & 5K)
November 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016 - $72
January 1 - March 31 - $85
April 1 - May 31 - $92


On-site Accommodations - $79-$94 per room, per night.  To make reservations for Ridgecrest accommodations please call 1.800.588.7222 or click here.

If you have any pre-race or race day questions, please email me at scott.darnell@lifeway.com or feel free to call me, Scott Darnell, 828.669.4844.


Start time is 7:30pm

Course - Click here to download map
This downhill 5K will start at the back of the Ridgecrest Conference Center and head west down old US 70 to Black Mountain, finishing at Black Mountain First Baptist Church.
The course is USA Track and Field certified.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Friday, June 2, 3-8 pm - ARC on the Ridgecrest Campus
Saturday, June 3, 5:30 - 7:00 pm - ARC on the Ridgecrest Campus
Everyone must pick up their own packet and provide a picture ID to do so. Parents may pick up the packets of minor children but must also present a picture ID. No ID, No Race, No Exceptions!

All participants will receive a short-sleeve, tech shirt. 

Post race activities, including the award ceremony, will take place at Black Mountain First Baptist Church. There will be food, bottled water, and Gatorade. Shuttles back to Ridgecrest will leave from the rear of the church.

Awards will be presented at the finish area in Black Mountain around 8:30 pm. Double dipping of awards will not occur. Award categories include:
1,2,3 Male & Female?1 Masters Male & Female
1, 2, 3 male and female in the following age brackets:?12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-74, 75 and over.

The race will utilize chip timing. Chips must be worn on your shoe in order for you to receive a time. The chips will be provided in the same envelope as your race bib.

The simplest parking is near Woodland (building on campus), the ARC and parking near the start of the race in Royal Gorge. Please follow the directions of our parking volunteers. Shuttles will provide transportation back to Ridgecrest after the race every 15-30 minutes as needed.

The Ridgecrest Conference Center has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancelation periods.
If the event is NOT sold out, a discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 7 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 7 days before the event if the event is not sold out.
If the event IS sold out, a discount code for 100% of your race registration fee will be offered until 5 days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 5 days before the event if the event is sold out.
Discount codes can be used to register for another Ridgecrest Conference Center race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date.
You may transfer your entry to another person by submitting the TRANSFER FORM. The deadline to transfer an entry is Sunday, May 29.

2016 DownHill@Dusk 5K Results

All of the volunteers are from the Ridgecrest Conference Center. Please thank them as you make your way through the course.

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com


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