Curse at the Crab Race March 26, 2017

CatC 6h (Duplicate)

March 26, 2017| Race Start: 10:00 AM  | Fast Course | Food | Cool T-shirt

2016 results
Biggest CATC yet with 140 racers (including 3 in the kids race!).  Results are posted, if there is an error, please email to correct. Thank you for supporting your local trails!

Pictures and more pictures 

Curse at the Crab is one of our favorite endurance races and this year we are offering up a 3 hour option along with the 6 hour option.  Do as many laps as you can in 3 hours or 6 hours and see who gets the most laps in the shortest time!

Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560

Parking in the White Oak/Dogwood shelter lot (second to last lot in the park), with Boat rental lot for overflow.  DO NOT PARK in the last lot.  You can make a pit area around the start/finish near the last parking lot.

Race Fees ($5 more on race day):
Solo 6HR $45, Duo 6HR $90
Juniors 3HR $20, Beginner Men/Women 3HR $30, Solo 3HR $40 (no Duos for 3HR)
TORC members get 10% off their entry fees when you enter your TORC IMBA ID as a discount code.


Expert Men, Open Men, Open Men 40+, Open Men 55+, Open Women, Open Women 40+, Singlespeed, Fat Bike (4″+),  Juniors, Duo Men, Duo Women, Coed Duo, Beginner Men/Women. There will be a kids race if you register your kids before April 17th! I can’t organize a kids race without early registration, Kids race for free also.

The Beginner category is for those who haven’t ever raced singletrack before or you just want to dip your toes in the race scene and see what this is all about, we put on low-pressure races and you are guaranteed to have fun if you come out and give it a shot.

We reserve the right to combine categories if there are less than five participants in a category.  We also reserve the right to create more categories if there are enough participants.

Schedule and Timing:
Bib pickup/Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM
Race Start: 10:00 AM
Last Lap Out: at the 2 hrs 30 min mark for 3HRS and 5 hrs 30 min mark for 6HRS

KIDS race: 4:00 PM meet up and at 4:15 PM start at Loop 5 to the doubletrack -> A -> B and return on Loop 5)

Race Route:
Expect ~6 miles per lap. We like to surprise you with the route, come out and ride the trails with us at a Meetup to get familiar.  The trails here are beginner friendly and offers a fast flowing race route.

There will be water and some snacks available for racers. Please remember to bring a hydration pack or your own water bottle as we do not supply plastic cups. Typically for endurance races, racers will bring their own food to snack on during the race, 3 or 6 hours is a long time to go without an energy boost! Post-race meal is provided for all racers!

Curse at the Crab t-shirts will be available for racers!

There will be some sweet prizes for the top finishers in all categories.

Custom Fit Nutrition and Wellness is offering a $25 gift card to the top male and female overall (non-expert).


All riders are required to wear a helmet!

15 Responses to Curse at the Crab Race March 26, 2017

  1. Old MTBer says:

    Many thanks for the Open Men 40+ category for this event!

  2. EvenOlder MTBer says:

    Many thanks for the Open Men 55+

  3. Jim Molnar says:

    Any idea how long the kids race will be?

    • Jim Molnar says:

      Also, what time would the kids race be. Need to coordinate if I am racing as well. Thx

      • RaceDirector says:

        The kids race is a 1 mile loop and will begin at 2:30 pm (so as not to interfere with the 6 hr racers). I will have a volunteer coordinate this and everyone can go to the start of the loop together. I will a have a map showing where this (basically start of the doubletrack from Loop 5-> A-> B-> back on the doubletrack). If you think your kids can do more than one lap, I think it would be fun to time them for 30 minutes and see how much they can do! Last lap out at the 20 minute mark!

  4. Walter Meyer says:

    I need directions on how to get there. Where could I locate them?

    • RaceDirector says:

      Go towards RDU airport on I-40 and exit onto Aviation Parkway going south. Crabtree County Park entrance is on the left. Park in the White Oak/Dogwood shelter Lot (I will have signs saying “RACE PARKING”). Registration will be in the last parking lot (please do not park here, this lot is meant for the people sailing/boating/other park users).

  5. Corey Fisher says:

    The time conflicts with most church times which is hurting your participation numbers. I really wanted to do it. I know at least 4 people who would have done it if it started around 1.

    • RaceDirector says:

      Sorry you can’t make it! I have obligations later in the day so doing it at 1 pm is not possible. Participation numbers are finicky things and we lose participation because of race conficts, work conflicts, family obligations, church, etc. Last year, the same race was on a Saturday at 3 pm and we had only 77 racers, this year we are at 95 racers, go figure. We put on the races to raise money for more trails and trail improvement. If you like riding Crabtree and can’t make the race, may I suggest you donate to our trailbuilding fund:, click on the donate button and let us know how much you like Crabtree park.

  6. Rick says:

    Is the trail smooth or rocks roots. Thinking of tire selection. Thanks

  7. James Brown says:

    Got a “few” photos up. Sorry I missed some, but was also racing. Please PM me if the link isn’t working, trying something new. Enjoy!

  8. TNW says:

    Any information on the 2017 event? Thanks!

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