Hell Climb 10k

Saturday, July 7th, 2018,                     
7:30am Newport, Virginia


Results:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/40720/#resultSetId-123324

The Hell Climb 10K is a 6.2-mile hill climb from the base of Mountain Lake in Giles County Virginia to the cool clear air at the summit. Runners will ascend more than 1,800 feet as they follow Mountain Lake Road. 

Jan 1- Mar 31, 2018: $30.00
Apr 1- Jun 1, 2018: $35.00
Jun 2–Jul 5, 2018: $40.00

Entry Fee Discount:

Want to save money on your race entry fee and help kids at the same time (OK, the next day)? TriAdventure is looking for volunteers for the KIT Youth Triathlon, July 8th, 2018 - the day after the Hell Climb.

Volunteers are needed to swim, bike and/or run with the kids, ages 4-10. If you volunteer to assist with the kids, TriAdventure will apply a $10 discount to your Hell Climb entry.


Registration & Check In:
Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Pembroke/HellClimb

Packet pick-up will be at the finish line near Mountain Lake Lodge and Doe Creek Road from 5:45am-6:30am Saturday Morning July 7th only.

Timing chips will be handed out at Mountain Lake on Saturday Morning! You must come to the top of Mountain Lake to pick-up your chip.

There will be no refunds for any reason. Participants may defer their entry to this race in 2019. This must be requested by July 3rd. Thank you for your understanding.

Course Information:
The course measures 6.2 miles and nearly 1800’ of gain!  The right lane of Route 700 will be closed for racers ascending to the finish. However, as much as possible please run to the side of the road and away from the middle, especially on the tight turns. The left lane will be open to traffic descending the mountain. Most turns will be coned off for runners and drivers safety.

Starting Line:
The intersection of Mountain Lake Road (Route 700) and Zell's Mill Road

Mountain Lake Lodge
115 Hotel Cir, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-7121
Mention you are staying for the Hell Climb for a discount. 

Holiday Inn Christiansburg
380 Arbor Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Runners will park at the Mountain Lake Lodge and ride the shuttle buses to the start (bottom of Route 700). There is absolutely no parking at the start.

Buses leave at 6:45am.  Please arrive early and be ready for the bus. Bring only what you need to the start. We will have water at the start.

All participants will get a water bottle and finisher award.
Overall Winners: Commerative Pint Glass
Age-Group Awards: Commerative Pint Glass

Aid Stations:
Water stop at approximately 2.5 and 4.1 miles. If you need more than one water stop we encourage carrying a hand bottle.

Event photos will be available on the TriAdventure Facebook Page approximately one-month after the race.

Post Meal Race:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Bananas, Chips, and Drinks

FROM I-81/BLACKSBURG: Take exit 118CBA, Blacksburg/Christiansburg. Then Exit B. Follow US 460 for 18 miles west toward Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Stay on bypass around Blacksburg, past Newport, to right on Rt. 700, Mountain Lake Road. Follow Route 700 for seven miles to Mountain Lake.

FROM I-77/BLUEFIELD/PRINCETON: Take US 460 East at Princeton, WV. 460 E, 36 miles crossing into Virginia, past Pembroke to left on Rt. 700, Mountain Lake Road. Follow Rt. 700 for seven miles to Mountain Lake.

Remember that the ascent lane will be closed.  If you watch the start (there is no parking at the start) please drive out 460W to Route 613, Doe Creek Road to gain access to the top of the mountain.


Area temperatures average in the mid 80's to 90's during this time of year. However, Blacksburg will be a few degrees cooler than Roanoke, and Mountain Lake will be cooler yet. The finish is at 4000’ and there is lots of tree coverage on the road.