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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:00pm

Downhill Race at Mount Jefferson

Do you want to see skateboarders race down the mountain at over 50 mph?  Sure you do!  Mount Jefferson State Natural Area will be hosting the 2nd annual NC Downhill Race at Mount Jefferson on April 23rd and 24th.  This is a skateboard race where riders race down the mountain on longboards at incredible speeds.  Last year's event was a great success, especially for a first year event.  We had 65 racers from all over including Florida, New York, California, Canada, Virgin Islands, and many places in between.  We were able to attract the top three ranked downhill racers in the world.  This year's event is being received with great anticipation.  It has been listed as one of the official races on the Nor Am circuit.  In fact, the NCDH will be the only race located in the Southeastern United States in this year's circuit.  The NC Downhill at Mount Jefferson was recently listed a top summer ride by Skate Slate magazine writer Max Dubler.  We expect 96 racers at this year's event including a women's division.  Come out and join in the excitement absolutely free!  Parking will be at the old Lowes Food at the base of Mount Jefferson.  Catch a shuttle here and then get off at one of two spectator areas with bleachers, food and restrooms.  The main spectator area will also host a race announcer, sport vendors, and the awards podium.  See you soon.

Downhill longboard racers at the 2015 NC Downhill Race at Mount Jefferson
The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Phone336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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