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 the link below:
LEGS 1-12
LEGS 13-24
LEGS 25-36
Exchange Zone Maps: Start – EZ5
Exchange Zone Maps: EZ6 – EZ12
Exchange Zone Maps: EZ13 – EZ24
Exchange Zone Maps: EZ25 – EZ35
Exchange Zone Maps: Finish

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 5.4 Moderate +525 -527
8 3.5 Easy +160 -377
9 6.5 Moderate +349 -196
10 5.5 Moderate +308 -447
11 5.6 Hard +699 -433
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 Moderate +31 -966
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 8.5 Hard +647 -281
29 6.7 Hard +326 -341
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 Very Hard +920 -244
36 6.5 Very Hard +354 -1268