Ober Uphill 5K Race

221 Woodland Rd Unit 302, Gatlinburg, 37738
(865) 436-5423
  • Presented By: Ober Gatlinburg
  • Dates: September 25, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Price: $40-45 race entry fee, supports the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains

Ober Uphill 5K Race

September 25, 2021


Join us for the annual Ober Uphill 5K race on September 25. This bucket list race starts in downtown Gatlinburg and proceeds all the way up Ski Mountain Road, ending at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area!

Run to the top and get a free ride down on the Aerial Tramway!  Runners will also be able to drop a bag to be transported to the finish line.


Date, Time and Place: Saturday, Sept 25 at 9:00 am starting at Downtown Ober Gatlinburg. START LAT: 35.708850, LNG: -83.523570


Course Description:  The Ober Uphill 5K will begin at Ober Gatlinburg downtown parking area and run Ski Mountain Road to Ober Gatlinburg. It is all uphill. This is a true bucket list race. This road running race consists of a 1358′ ascent, making the course 84% uphill, 12.5% downhill, and 3.5% flat.  For exact details:  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/561254 


Registration Fees (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): Pre-Registration is $40 and Day of registration is $45. Packet pickup will be available at 8am the day of the race.


Awards: Awards will be presented to the KING and QUEEN of the Mountain, the top 3 Overall Male/Female and top 3 finishers in each age group (10 year increments). Overall winners will not be eligible for age division awards Age divisions: <15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Awards are based on gun time and not chip time.