Help TMCS by running the GNAR!


Friday, April 28, 2017

2:00-5:00 pm: Registration & Packet pick-up at the Mountain Community School, 613 Glover Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Sunday, April 30th – Race Day Schedule

The GNAR begins with instructions and a safety briefing by the Race Director. Participants are divided into three waves based on age and starts at set intervals. A start list will be available prior to race.

  • 1:00 pm: Competitive waves begin
  • 2:30 pm (approximately): Non-Competitive No Bike waves begin
  • 3:30 pm (approximately): Non-Competitive With Bike waves begin

An awards ceremony will take place immediately following the race.

Age Groups/Awards

Awards will be given to the top 10 teams in the competitive divisions in the following groups (team age group determined by age of eldest teammate):

  • 9-under aged teams
  • 10-14 year-old teams
  • Adult/child team (all ages)

Non-competitive division participants will receive a finishers medal

What is the GNAR?

Camp Ton-a-wandah, Hendersonville, NC (New Location for 2017)

The 6th annual Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (THE GNAR) offers kids, ages five through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing (adults too). Teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of challenges. The course is TOP SECRET! Challenges may include mountain biking, running, a low ropes course, problem solving, a climbing wall, and a grand finale obstacle guaranteed to leave a perma-grin smile for your ride home. Participants who pre-register by April 23rd are guaranteed a super cool race tee!

Hi TMCS Volunteers!

To make this years race the best GNAR yet we need our wonderful parents to participate in various volunteer opportunities. Thank you for everything you do! We look forward to seeing you on April 30th!

Proceeds benefit The Mountain Community School whose mission is to create an educational environment where students are inspired to academic excellence and discovery. Teachers, parents, students, and the community work together to honor individuality and diversity, nurture respect for self and others, and foster a life-long love of learning.