Packet Pick Up Information


There are 3 choices for packet pick up.

  • Thursday, April 23rd. 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Location High Gravity Room, Sierra Nevada Brewery, 100 Sierra Nevada Way
    Mills River,NC 28732 – All Teams Welcome!!

  • Friday, April 24th.  5:30 am – 12:00pm. Pink Beds picnic area and trail loop, US-276, Pisgah Forest, NC  (200-mile course teams only)


Team Captains must check in with the following.

  • Signed waivers and emergency information for all of their runners.

  • Two reflective vests (one for each van)

  • Two headlamps

  • Two red flashing lights (to be worn on the back of reflective vest)



“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 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.

“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.

“From marathons to Ironman triathlons, SMR was the most fun endurance event I’ve ever done – and the hardest.  Run the steepest, longest hill you can find. They run it 10 more times. This will be fair training.

To the race director – BRAVO on creating the course. I can’t begin to imagine how you put this crucible together but it provide some incredible views during a majority of the race. Such a well organize and well run event.” ~ Jeremiah C

“Fantastic event. If you have a cool team to run this with it will be worth the training and time you put in. There are some super tough legs on it. The smokies are no joke.” ~ Ethan S

“SMR newbies with a team comprised of members from three states! Truly an epic adventure.

Just one tip, run lots of uphill training miles, and then run some more. Amazing!!!” ~ Ian M

“This race is absolutely amazing.

The course takes you through some of the most beautiful areas in western NC and will test even your strongest runners!

The spirit of friendship and community will keep you going.” ~ Caroline L

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