Weather Forecast:

Click one of the locations below to view Ray’s Weather.  (FYI…Ray is local runner and marathoner.)
Grayson (Start, Leg 1)
Ashe (Legs 2 – 10)
Boone (Legs 11 – 13)
Avery (Legs 14 – 19)
Mitchell (Legs 20 – 26)
Burnsville (Legs 27 – 31)
Weaverville (Legs 32 – 35)
Asheville (Leg 36)

GPS Alert:

Please use our maps and written directions – do not rely on GPS.  GPS is frequently incorrect in our mountains.  It is very useful to print the individual leg directions/cue sheets and laminate them for the runner of each leg.

Leg-by-Leg Description:

To view a printable leg-by-leg description, including map, elevation, and cue sheet, please CLICK HERE. (pdf)

Cue Sheet:

To view a printable turn-by-turn cue sheet for the full course (3 pages), please CLICK HERE. (pdf)

Maps:

When viewing the interactive maps (the full course and individual legs from the table below), you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click “De-Select”.

Full Course:

To view an interactive map of the full course CLICK HERE.  This map is for a full course overview only.  For leg details, please reference the other information on this Map and Weather page.

Leg Maps:

To view an interactive map of a specific leg, click on the leg below and you will be taken to ridewithgps.com.  These interactive maps are fantastic for runners to look at landmarks, road intersections, elevation changes, etc…  DO NOT use the cue sheets that are associated with these maps.  USE the “printable turn-by-turn cue sheet” that is available at the top of this page.

 Leg 1  Leg 13  Leg 25
 Leg 2  Leg 14  Leg 26
 Leg 3  Leg 15  Leg 27
 Leg 4  Leg 16  Leg 28
 Leg 5  Leg 17  Leg 29
 Leg 6  Leg 18  Leg 30
 Leg 7  Leg 19  Leg 31
 Leg 8  Leg 20  Leg 32
 Leg 9  Leg 21  Leg 33
 Leg 10  Leg 22  Leg 34
 Leg 11  Leg 23  Leg 35
 Leg 12  Leg 24  Leg 36

Leg Summary Chart:

To view a pdf of the Leg Summary Chart CLICK HERE. (pdf)

Blue Ridge Relay Leg Summary Chart
Leg Miles Rating Elevation Gain (ft) Elevation Loss (ft)
1 3.9 Easy 21 1031
2 7.5 Hard 406 1539
3 5.2 Moderate 400 479
4 6.9 Hard 755 379
5 4.8 Moderate 404 325
6 6.7 Hard 968 989
7 2.3 Easy 186 151
8 3.1 Easy 327 378
9 4.6 Easy 186 401
10 5.3 Easy 315 166
11 8.4 Very Hard 680 551
12 6.1 Hard 661 547
13 9.3 Very Hard 978 719
14 6.2 Hard 532 539
15 10.5 Very Hard 1222 493
16 3.2 Easy 15 675
17 2.9 Easy 247 225
18 5.0 Moderate 570 379
19 5.8 Hard 343 1306
20 3.8 Easy 148 184
21 8.0 Very Hard 1019 985
22 2.6 Easy 24 363
23 4.8 Moderate 513 328
24 5.8 Moderate 338 598
25 4.3 Moderate 287 244
26 4.4 Moderate 503 572
27 9.1 Hard 371 474
28 8.0 Hard 627 255
29 7.0 Hard 340 350
30 4.4 Easy 205 43
31 6.5 MG Hard 1398 1
32 9.4 Very Hard 1 2073
33 5.3 MG Hard 895 664
34 4.5 Moderate 282 271
35 4.2 Hard 920 244
36 6.5 Very Hard 354 1268