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Sun, Apr 14


Pisgah National Forest, NC


20 lbs. 12 +/- miles. 6 hours.

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Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Pisgah National Forest, NC, US-276, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

About the Event


Distance: 12 +/- miles

Brief Start Time: Sunday 14th April 2024 at 0730 hrs

Event Start Time: Sunday 14th April 2024 at 0800 hrs

Start Location: Coon Tree Picnic Area, NC

Event Finish Time: Sunday 14th April 2024 at 1500 hrs

Finish Location: Coon Tree Picnic Area, NC


Operation BUCKWHEAT takes place in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. Comprising over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah National Forest is a land of high peaks, cascading waterfalls, heavily forested slopes, and hundreds of miles of trails.


Candidates must complete the 12+/- mile route in under 6 hours to PASS and under 4.5 hours to earn the GBF Op BUCKWHEAT Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at the Coon Tree Picnic Area parking area.

At 0730 hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0800 hrs.

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 for redundancy. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership.

- Route. Ensure you download the route for offline use.

Operation BUCKWHEAT route is HERE.

- Weight. Candidates must carry a minimum of 20 lbs (without food and water) in a backpack. Weight vests or sandbags are not permitted.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory.

This list is optional:

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice. Wet weather and cold weather gear is recommended in case of inclement weather conditions.

- Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

- Water. There will be bottled water at the start / finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance +3 miles, in case they get lost.

- Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 x energy bars and 0.5 litres of water as emergency rations.

- 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.

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

Command and Signal

GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

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

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.


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