About the Smoky Mountain Relay

Open to the first 70 teams.

A scenic, wild, team adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountain Relay is an adventure that is not to be missed. This 206 mile course will challenge you and your friends with tough legs and reward you with stories to last a lifetime.

The Smoky Mountain Relay consists of 12 person or 6 person ultra teams that rotate through 36 transition areas. Each relay team member runs 3 legs of varying lengths and difficulty and will cover an average total distance of 18-20 miles.We will begin the 206 mile relay race at the Pink Beds State Park, just outside of Brevard, North Carolina. After you and your friends run all night, you will find the finish at the beautiful Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, North Carolina. Bring your 12- or 6- person team to western North Carolina for this overnight relay race.


Don't just take it from us. Here's what some of our participants have to say about our race:

  • “This was my first (of hopefully many) years running the SMR. It was fantastic! It was a breathtakingly gorgeous course, well marked and well organized. What a great weekend – spending time running and hanging out with awesome folks!!” – Emily J.

  • “This race is one that I HAVE to run every year! Beautiful scenery, tough course, wonderful atmosphere. Our team starts talking about the next one as soon as we finish!” – Matt R.

  • “This is a super fun relay through some of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast. You like hills? you’ll love the SMR!!” – John D.