Smokin the Sixers 2010 was a great success this year! We had 22 participants and raised over $600 for “Luke’s Wall”!
Our participants were as varied as the peaks we climbed, with folks coming from California, Washington DC, and of course North Carolina.
Everyone met at Jus’ Running in Asheville, NC before the race for final instructions, map issue, and a raffle with great prizes from some great companies. Big thanks to Gu Energy, Cilogear, Brooks, and REI for supporting our race, providing great prizes, and making excellent products!
The proverbial gun fired at 10:15 Saturday morning, and the race was on! The official course time was between 11:00am Saturday to 11:00am Sunday, which gave participants 45 minutes to get to the first groups of peaks. Teams could chose any of the 40 6000′ peaks to climb, in any order they chose.
Some teams climbed abit Saturday, then relaxed at the campground before heading up a few peaks Sunday morning. Other teams hiked and drove (mostly) through the night. We had a tie for first place this year, with two teams covering 16 peaks! Great job!
Big thanks to our great sponsors, without whose support our event wouldn’t have been nearly as cool! Special thanks to all the participants and the folks who helped out with our event! We hope everyone had a blast, and can’t wait for next year!