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Sat, May 10


Pisgah National Forest, NC


Simple, not Easy.


Time & Location

May 10, 2025, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Pisgah National Forest, NC, Brevard, NC, USA

About the Event


May 10, 2025 | Pisgah National Forest, NC, USA

Distance: 10 +/- miles

Weight: 20 lbs dry

Elevation: 2,454 +/- elevation gain

Brief Start Time: Saturday, May 10, 2025, 2025 at 0730 hrs

Event Start Time: Saturday, May 10, 2025, 2025 at 0800 hrs

Start Location: Parking near Art Loeb Trailhead, NC

Event Finish Time: Saturday, May 10, 2025 at 1900 hrs

Finish Location: Parking near Art Loeb Trailhead, NC


Operation TINY DANCER offers candidates the opportunity to try a Green Beret Fitness event without jumping in the deep end. Covering some of the same terrain as Operation DRAGONS DANCE, this event features a much shorter 10-mile route. Taking place on the same day as DRAGONS DANCE, it’s perfect for those who have friends tackling the harder event, allowing everyone to challenge themselves together.


Candidates must carry 20 lbs (dry weight) and complete the 10 +/- mile route in under 5 hours to pass and under 3.5 hours to earn the GBF Operation TINY DANCER Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at the Parking near Art Loeb Trailhead. At 0730 hours, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0800 hours.

Service Support

Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

Route. Ensure you download the map for offline use. Cell service is not guaranteed. The route for Operation TINY DANCER is here.

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


Mandatory Equipment

Strongly Recommended

Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice.

Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

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

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

Medical. Every candidate requires a personal medical kit. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions before starting the event.

Transportation. Transport to and from the event will be at the candidate's arrangement.

Command and Signal. GBF HQ: 941-993-9432

The Fine Print

Numbers. Maximum number of candidates 50. Minimum number of candidates 15.

Refunds. Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher to use towards future events. Refunds must be requested 30 days before the event start date.

Event Changes. Slight changes to any event including, but not limited to route changes, brief times, start locations, and other details are under the discretion of GBF Staff.


  • Operation TINY DANCER

    Tax: +$5.25 Tax



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