Grow your business or non-profit

PRP events offer a unique combination of difficulty, beauty, and delight that attracts positive media coverage and captures people’s imagination. Your organization can benefit from being affiliated with an incredible experience, as well as direct exposure in our newsletter, websites, and extensive media coverage.

Sponsorship of Pirate Race Productions events is a marketing investment in a sophisticated social media campaign that communicates your message to the thousands of people who are fascinated by our events. Not only is your brand front-and-center on race day, but you get months of exposure on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn where we foster a conversation about you. That means you are converting new customers for months before and after the event, while they sit in their cubical daydreaming about their next outdoor adventure.

Pirate Race Productions has raised thousands of dollars for our non-profit partners, including the Blue Ridge Conservancy, the Seby B Jones Regional Cancer Center, and Wine to Water. Organizations can partner with one of our existing events, or we can help you create a new event designed to fulfill your development goals. Event-based fundraising is a great way to reach new donors, increase the visibility of your agency and its mission, as well as provide an exciting team building activity that will inspire your staff, board, clientele, and existing donor base to be more invested in your programs.

Contact Andrew Stackhouse at to learn more about how we can help you achieve your marketing and fundraising goals.

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King of Pain Cycling Series and High Country Summit Running Series

I am excited to announce two new race series:

The King of Pain Cycling Series, consists of Boone-Roubaix, The Ascent and Three Peaks USA. Finish all three races and be eligible to win a Capo Custom Leaders Jersey for 12 men’s and women’s age-group categories plus Top Three overall. Follow the KoP Facebook page for news.

The High Country Summit Series is comprised of three of the hardest running hill climbs around: The Bear, The Ascent Run, and The Knob. Prizes will be awarded to top finisher in Men’s and Women’s 10-year age groups from U19 to 70+. Follow the Summit Series Facebook page for news.

Registration rates for Boone-Roubaix, The Ascent Bike and Run, and Three Peaks USA all increase on April 1, so sign up now and save!

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2012 Event Calendar

Check out the updated event calendar to the right, and the new Media page which includes links to past press coverage, as well as PRP’s social media channels.

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December Newsletter

Here is to visions of carbon fiber and arm pumping finishes dancing in your head.

Pirate Race Productions December 2011 Newsletter

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Party, TurkeyCross, 2012 Calendar

Come join the Pirate Race Productions crew at the BooneTown ThrowDown at the Boone Fairgrounds this Sunday. We will be camped out at the start/finish where we will be training the Appalachian State Cycling Team, who we are proud to sponsor, on proper heckling technique.

Return to the Fairgrounds on Sunday, November 27 for our inaugural TurkeyCross race, because four days of in-laws and football is one day too many.

The 2012 calendar is starting to take shape, check out the tentative dates on the right. No luck so far on a new weeknight ‘crit venue, but keep your fingers crossed.

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Magic Cycles’ Giant Demo Days August 21 and 28 at Rocky Knob Park

Photo credit: Justin Harris Photography

Take a FREE test ride on a NEW Giant Mountain Bike August 21 and 28 at Rocky Knob Park in Boone. Go to for more info.

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Magic Cycles AMBC Race Weekend Economic Impact Report

Pirate Race Productions today released the economic impact analysis of the inaugural Magic Cycles American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) Race Weekend. The event was held on the public trails of the Beech Mountain Adventure Park in the town of Beech Mountain, NC, and consisted of three races – Short Track, Super-D, and Cross Country - on June 18 and 19.  Thanks to the generous support of Magic CyclesArcher’s Mountain InnBlack Cat BurritoEmerald Mountain Realty and, and Cane Creek Cycling Components the race attracted 309 racers and their guests from eight states. Participants traveled from as far as Georgia, Ohio, and Massachusetts despite severely inclement weather and the Father’s Day holiday. An economic impact analysis based on a participant survey executed June 20 to 25 demonstrates that racers spent approximately $24,880 while in the High Country, contributing $1,218 to local tax revenue.

Complete survey results and analysis are available at

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Boone-Roubaix Economic Impact

Today we released the economic impact analysis of the Second Annual Boone-Roubaix bicycle race held in Todd, NC on April 23. The analysis demonstrates that bicycle racers and their families spent over $18,000 on lodging, meals, and other shopping while in the area for the race. Thanks to the generous support of River Girl Fishing Company, 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals, and Dolce Vita Wine Bar of Charlotte the race attracted 255 people to the area during an off-season weekend when most college students had left town for the holiday. An economic impact analysis performed by Pirate Race Productions based on a rider survey executed the week of April 24 to May 1, demonstrates that participants spent approximately $18,116 dollars while in the area, resulting in between $485 and $859 in local tax revenue. Furthermore, the event raised $300 for Wine to Water, an international non-profit agency based in Boone that brings clean drinking water to impoverished communities. Survey results are available at

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April Newsletter

Big things doing for PRP: the team is growing, we’ve added another race, we are raising lots of money for important non-profit groups, and we are making great progress building the East Coast’s first public, high-altitude trail system. Read all about it in the April Newsletter. Not getting it? Click on the box to the right to sign up for our mailing list.

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March Newsletter

The latest and greatest hits the virtual shelves today. Did you not get your copy? Click here to access it on the web, and if its not buried in your spam folder, sign up in the handy little box to the right of this post

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