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Sat, Sep 30


North Carolina

Operation AMISTAD

Weight is optional. Fun is mandatory.

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Operation AMISTAD
Operation AMISTAD

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

North Carolina, Nebo, NC 28761, USA

About the Event

Operation AMISTAD

Distance: 10 +/- miles

Event Start Time: Saturday 30th September 2023 at 0830 hrs

Start Location: Pinch-In Trailhead, NC

Event Finish Time: Saturday 30th September 2023 at 1500 hrs

Finish Location: Pinch-In Trailhead, NC


Operation AMISTAD is different. This is our annual event where we focus less on competition, more on friendship and community and say thank you to our ambassadors. This event is also open to the public.


Candidates complete the 9 +/- mile route in under 7 hours. Together or as individuals. This is NOT a race.

Weight is optional.

Fun is mandatory.


Candidates will meet at the Pinch-In Trailhead area. At 0830hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before releasing everyone onto the trails. 

Candidates can stay together or they can go alone - the focus of this event is fun and friendship.

In the evening, we will be having an informal drinks / food at a local brewery (or a BBQ at an AirBnB) where you will all be invited to join.

Service Support

- Mapping. You can navigate this route easily from the AllTrails app on your Smartphone. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership.

- Route. Operation AMISTAD

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice but they are reminded this is a rural event with limited vehicle support. Wet weather and cold weather gear is advised in case of inclement weather conditions.

- Equipment.

This list is suggested. (Items linked are for guidance only)

- Replen. This is a self sufficient route but you will be walking along a river so you can use your LifeStraw.

- Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 x energy bars as emergency rations.

- Water. Candidates should carry enough water to last 9 +/- miles in case they get lost. There will be water at the end.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event. If any GBF staff deems a candidate is medically unfit to continue, they may be withdrawn from the event for their own safety.

- Transport.  Transport to and from the event will be at candidates own arrangement.

IMPORTANT - A 4x4 vehicle is strongly advised due to the road / track to the start / finish location.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Weight - Candidate’s backpacks can weigh whatever they wish for this event.

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 40. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost - Until 1st August $60

Until 1st September $70

Until event $80

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.


  • Operation AMISTAD

    Weight is optional. Fun is mandatory.

    Tax: +$4.20 Tax
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