Smoky Mountain Relay
April 26th – 27th
Brevard to Bryson City, NC
A 200+ Mile Relay Race near Asheville, NC
For over a decade the Smoky Mountain Relay has been inspiring teams of runners from around the country with its 200 + mile course. The event is a scenic, wild, team adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just west of Asheville, North Carolina. The course is ambitious and not for the faint of heart and will challenge runners with tough legs, but also reward you with stories to last a lifetime.
Choose from 6 person, 9 person or 12 person teams to split up the 36 legs. The 208 mile course begins at the Pisgah Ranger Station Visitor Center just outside of Brevard, NC in the Pisgah National Forest and ends at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City. You and your team will pass through the Pisgah National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest as well as hit the Blue Ridge Parkway for 2 exchanges.
The course is a mix of trail running, gravel and dirt forest service roads, as well as paved roadways. Be prepared to not only run through the woods but also, on roadways at night. Whether you’re an ultra running 6 person team, or a just in it for the fun of it 12 person team, this race is one for the bucket list.
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Looking for a discount to the SMR?
We would love to offer a 15% discount for the following types of teams.
– 50% of the runner on the team are active or retired military. We want to thank you for your service in this very small way.
– 50% of the runner are students or a collegiate team. Are you running with your college buddies? We’d like to support your effort by offering you this discount.
– 100% of the runners are female. With the majority of the relay running community being male, we want to encourage those bada$$ women teams out there with this discount.
– 100% of the runners are a company or non-profit team. Have you convinced your coworkers to run this crazy event with you. Wow, here’s a discount for your effort.
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Why Run a 200 Mile Relay Race?
What’s so special about running a 200 mile relay race like the Smoky Mountain Relay with your friends or even acquaintances? Three reasons stand out: fun, fun , and more fun! Ha! Well, actually that is true, but there is so much more. The experience of running as a team towards a common goal pulls everyone together and will make you all closer.
This unity is amplified by the natural beauty surrounding all of you in as you travel through five Western North Carolina counties, two national forests, and one national parkway. Run the Smoky Mountain Relay and you’ll always remember with fondness the rolling green mountains, gorgeous rivers, idyllic farmland and your relay team.