Coinciding with the 20th Annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival, the Ultra 5K Trail Race will wind its way down and back along the North and South-western portions of Rural Hill’s ambitious woodland trail. Expect roots, rocks, open fields, uneven ground, and the possibility of mud in some areas. The fast yet challenging course is best described as “rolling” with two larger climbs. An excellent introduction to the wonderful world of trail racing, the Rural Hill Ultra Five K is the perfect event to get your pulse pounding without leaving you too shaky to enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Your race entry grants you full access to the Scottish Festival! Activities and events range from professional heavy athletics and highland dancing, shopping, whisky seminars, historic re-enactments, massed pipe band performances, incredible food and beverages, seven musical acts on two stages, a huge kid’s zone, an exclusive Saturday Night Jam and tons more! Bring your friends and family and make the most out of the day! Camping* is available as well!

*Camping fees are not included in race registration

Race Date:
April 20th, 9:00 am

Registration fees*:
$25 by April 1, $35 after April 1

*Yes, this is more expensive than your typical 5k, but bear in mind that this is NOT your typical 5k, your registration includes an entire DAY of family fun and celebration!


Race Time:
9:00 (please arrive by 8:15 to park, warm-up, get through the gate, and make your way to the race area on the gravel road near the Historic Encampment)

Start/Finish Location:
At the crossroads near Historic Encampment (see map)
Once you arrive don’t forget to pick up your race packet-
*T-shirts are only guaranteed on race-day to runners that registered by April 1. Anyone who registered after April 1 will receive a t-shirt on race day while extras last. For those who do not receive a shirt on race day a re-order will be made and shirts will be mailed to you.

Individual awards for race:
• Top 3 male and female finishers overall. All registrants will be entered in the running for several finisher’s prizes.

Results will be posted after the race on site and uploaded to www.ruralhill.net within 48 hours after the conclusion of the event.

Historic Rural Hill is a non-profit historic site, working farm, and center for education. Rural Hill’s Director of Education Zac Vinson is an ultrarunner who trains near-daily on the trails in and around Rural Hill. In designing this and other Rural Hill trail races, Vinson’s philosophy is to design a challenging and fast-paced run over unique and varied terrain that will be a fun and challenging introduction to trail running for those who are more accustomed to paved surfaces.



Rural Hill, Where History Springs Alive
PO Box 1009 * Huntersville, NC 28070-1009
4431 Neck Road * Huntersville, N. C. 28078-8342
Office: 704.875.3113 * Fax: 704.875.3193 * Email:
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