Course Info

Our course will celebrate the peaks and foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The course is hilly, both up and down.  The race will begin at Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC and travel through Hendersonville, NC and Travelers Rest, SC, with stops at Southern Appalachian Brewery and Swamp Rabbit Brewery. Over the course of the day, there are 11 transitions,  where one of your teammates will end their run and another will begin. Teams will finish at Hampton Station with a celebration featuring a variety of local brewers, music, and food trucks. Get course routes and use our trusty guidebook to help you navigate the day.  Please remember that this is an open roads course, so additional safety precautions for each team will be required.

Required Safety Equipment for Each Team

Two Reflective Vests   |   Two Headlamps   |   Two Blinking LED Lights

2022 Course Legs & Ratings - Announced Fall 2021

The below legs are for our 2021 event. 

Leg #1 - Highland Brewing Company to AC Reynolds Middle School - 6.13 Miles - Rating = Hard
Leg #2 - AC Reynolds Middle School to Skyland Fire Department - 6.00 Miles - Rating = Hard
Leg #3 - Skyland Fire Department to Fletcher Elementary School - 7.12 Miles - Rating = Moderate
**The Pep Rally - Driving from Fletcher Elementary School to Berkeley Ball Park - 5.5 Miles - Due to extended construction and the temporary closure of Clear Creek Rd at the I-26 overpass, we have added a new element to the 2021 event. Teams will travel in their vehicles from the end of Leg 3 to the location of the new Leg #4 starting location at near Berkeley Ball Park. The total drive time is around 10 minutes.
Leg #4 - Carter Street, Hendersonville, NC  to Southern Appalachian Brewery - 6.05 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #5 - Southern Appalachian Brewery to Hillandale Elementary School - 5.28 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #6 - Hillandale Elementary School to Tuxedo Park - 4.55 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #7 - Tuxedo Park to Talisman Programs - 3.53 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #8 - Talisman Programs to Dover Farm - 6.28 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #9 - Dover Farm to Poseidon Advanced Materials - 9.69 Miles - Rating = Hard
Leg #10 - Poseidon Advanced Materials to Swamp Rabbit Brewery - 6.67 Miles - Rating = Moderate
Leg #11 - Swamp Rabbit Brewery to Enoree Career Center - 4.44 Miles - Rating = Easy
Leg #12 - Enoree Career Center to Hampton Station - 4.28 Miles - Rating = Easy

Full Course - 71.52 Miles

Course Leg Ratings and Rankings - Available Fall 2021

Runner Directions - Printable - Available Early 2022

Pace Calculator - Available Early 2022 - Click "Make a copy" to help calculate your team's pace

Timing Adjustment Form - Use to report any on-course delays during the relay.

Driving Directions - With Google Maps - Available Early 2022

Driving Directions - Printable - Available Early 2022

Pre-Event Guidebook - Available Fall 2021

Directional Tips
If you have a smartphone with GPS capabilities, you can track where you are on a route mapped on using your mobile device. The mobile map viewer doesn’t have full navigation capabilities, but it can certainly help to ensure you don’t get lost!
To track your position on a route map, follow these instructions:
1. Select and view the route on your mobile device.
2. Touch the tracker icon in the corner of the map. This will activate GPS tracking and display a blue dot on the map to indicate your current position, surrounded by a shaded blue circle to show the location accuracy. The tracker icon will spin to indicate that tracking is turned on. 
3. After your device has obtained a GPS signal, the blue circle should become smaller, indicating improved accuracy.
4. As you move around the route, the blue dot will move to show your current position.
5. To turn tracking off, touch the tracker icon again.


We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.