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You may never rent a van again! More than a 208-mile team relay race with 12 crazy friends. GOMR is an experience!

How to enter the Get Outside Mountain Relay

  1. Full GOMR

    Run 208mi
    Free–$170
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  2. Half GOMR

    Run 104mi
    $150
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  3. GOMR Ruck

    Run 104mi
    $150
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Get Outside Mountain Relay routes

GOMR is run on the highways and back roads of Alleghany County, NC. Some of the most breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are right here.

We ask that you run with your phone because we have partnered with a great running app that you can use even if you don't have cell phone signal. AT&T doesn't work at all up here, and other carriers are pretty spotty. The RunGo App (available on Apple and Android) lets you download your GOMR routes to your phone. Please find more info at: https://getoutsidemountainrelay.com/re/course-maps/

Event Details

What’s Included

One price covers everything but your meals. No extra pitching in money for volunteers, van rentals, gas, parking fees, hotel or campground costs, etc.

HOW GOMR WORKS:

Full GOMR:

It's like a wheel – 

The Hub is GOMR Village where teams camp and live for the weekend.
The Spokes are the shuttle routes; our volunteers take Gomers out to their starting points and back to GOMR Village when they’re done with their Leg.
The Tire is the 18 section, 104-mile loop route around Alleghany County, NC that Gomers will run twice to complete the full 208-mile relay.

Teams –

Teams of up to 12 runners (Gomers) will take turns running 36 segments of the GOMR Route. Depending on the speed of your team, completing GOMR will take between 24 and 36 hours. The average total distance per Gomer is about 17 miles (though two sets of Legs will only be 11 miles). Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed.

Teams will need to run an average pace of at least 11 minutes per mile. Not everyone on the team has to be that fast, but it needs to average out. Several can be 13 to 14 minute paces, as long as there are some 8 minute Gomers on the team too. GOMR will start at 5:00am on Friday morning and Gomers will be sent out from GOMR Village based on their team’s pace. The faster the pace, the later the start time.

Transport – 

Teams don’t have to rent vans for GOMR. Your registration also covers your transportation for the weekend. Once the event starts and the first Gomers head out, our volunteers will begin shuttling fresh Gomers out to the Exchanges and bringing tired Gomers back to GOMR Village. Volunteers have a great time interacting with all the different teams. If you have people that would like to volunteer, please let us know.

Half GOMR:

It's like a wheel – 

The Hub is GOMR Village where teams camp and live for the weekend.
The Spokes are the shuttle routes; our volunteers take Gomers out to their starting points and back to GOMR Village when they’re done with their Leg.
The Tire is the 18 section, 104-mile loop route around Alleghany County, NC that Gomers will relay.

2 options – 

1. Start Friday morning with the rest of the GOMR field and end at or before Midnight Friday night. Starting Friday morning would be for those teams that absolutely hate the thought of running overnight or have plans for Saturday. You can still set up camp with tents or a canopy, stay all weekend, and get the whole GOMR experience. Or you can pack up and go home.

2. Start Friday night, beginning around 11:00 PM, to finish along with the rest of the GOMR field. Starting Friday night would be for those teams that can't get off work Friday but still want the GOMR experience. Since it will be overnight, and some Gomers will want to sleep, one or more team members need to arrive early and set up camp. Those that can, are welcome to come set up camp Thursday and enjoy the whole weekend.

Teams –

Teams of 6 or 9 will take turns running 18 sections of one GOMR loop.

6 on a team running one loop of GOMR is the same as 12 running both loops, so don’t think you’re getting off easy. But in this format, it will take about half the time (between 14 and 19 hours). Average total distance is about 17 miles per runner (though one set of Legs will only be 11 miles).

9 on a team will run twice with an average distance of 12 miles (one set of legs will only be 8 miles).

*Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed and will need to run an average pace of at least 11 minutes per mile. Not everyone on the team has to be that fast, but it needs to average out. Several can be 13 to 14 minute paces, as long as there are some 8 minute Gomers on the team too. The relay will start at 5:00am on Friday morning and Gomers will be sent out from GOMR Village based on their team’s pace. The faster the pace, the later the start time.

Transport – 

Teams don’t have to rent vans for GOMR. Your registration also covers your transportation for the weekend. Once the event starts and the first Gomers head out, our volunteers will begin shuttling fresh Gomers out to the Exchanges and bringing tired Gomers back to GOMR Village. Volunteers have a great time interacting with all the different teams. If you have people that would like to volunteer, please let us know.

GOMRR (GOMR Ruck):

We are super excited to have GORUCK as an official sponsor and offer an official Rucking division for GOMR. We're calling it the GOMRR (Get Outside Mountain Relay Ruck). Say it like a pirate, with an extra "Arrr" on the end.

What is rucking? It is basically hiking/walking with a weighted pack, not including your water, gels, food, etc. Running is not recommended, but you should walk as fast or as slow as you are able. The GORUCK official website has a great amount of information on rucking, how to ruck, training tips, and offers their awesome Made in USA rucksacks for sale.

Teams –

We will be offering teams of 6 or 9 to relay the 1/2 GOMR distance (104 miles). Teams of 6 or 9 will take turns rucking 18 sections of one GOMR loop. 6 on a team rucking one loop of GOMR is the same as 12 rucking both loops, so don’t think you’re getting off easy. But in this format, it will take about half the time (26 or more hours). Average total distance is about 17 miles per rucker (though one set of Legs will only be 11 miles). 9 on a team will ruck twice with an average distance of 12 miles (one set of legs will only be 8 miles). If you have a team of 12, just split it into two teams of 6 and you will always have a buddy rucking with you. Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed.

Depending on the number of teams that register, we may ask teams to ruck at relatively the same speed and pace, so we can maintain the shuttle system we’ve designed for this. Rucking has the social component that running doesn't usually have, and it will look pretty awesome with a long line of Ruckers on the course, some carrying American flags. However, if a large number of teams register, we have that shuttle design as well and we'll be freer to let teams go at their desired speed and "race".

GOMRR Format – 

The Hub is GOMR Village where teams camp and live for the weekend. The Spokes are the shuttle routes; our volunteers take ruckers out to their starting points and back to GOMR Village when they’re done with their leg. And the Tire is the 18 section, 104-mile loop route around Alleghany County, NC that ruckers will relay.

Transport – 

Rucking teams don’t have to rent vans for GOMR. Your registration also covers your transportation for the weekend. Once the event starts and the first Ruckers head out, our volunteers will begin shuttling fresh Ruckers out to the Exchanges and bringing tired Ruckers back to GOMR Village. Volunteers have a great time interacting with all the different teams. If you have people that would like to volunteer, please let us know.

Rucks & Weights –

We provide transportation during GOMR and the camping and hang out area of GOMR Village. We do not provide rucksacks or weights. You must bring your own. GOMR is in the mountains and it is a challenging and beautiful course. And we want you to have a great experience where you test your limits without breaking your spirit. We ask that you ruck with either 10 or 20 pounds.

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NEXT STEPS:

1. Think of a really cool name for your team. It can be a little on the "blue" side, but GOMR is a family event so don't get raunchy.

2. Get Registered. Registration for GOMR is simple. The team Captain registers the team and only pays for himself/herself. Then team members come on and register under the team name and pay for themselves.

3. Train. GOMR is in the mountains of North Carolina and there is a lot of elevation change over the loop. Running/rucking for miles up and down hills at around 3000' of altitude is no joke. Get some hill work in!

4. Plan. Get with your team and figure out who's bringing tents, chairs, lanterns, headlamps, safety vests, blinking lights, etc. Grills can be brought and set up in a designated area for cooking. We also have non-profit groups that have food for sale at GOMR Village during the weekend and we ask that you support them.

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES:

GOMR Captain – Full Relay:

This option is for the full 208-mile GOMR, whether you are the Captain of an Ultra Team (4 to 6 Gomers) or a Regular Team (7 to 12 Gomers).

Each MEMBER of your team must register individually. All but the Captain will use the Gomer Team Member category to register.

Team Registration Steps:

1. The Captain will register a team, creating a Team Name and Password (if desired) for the team. Captain will pay for his/her registration cost only.

2. Once the Captain has registered, a link to the registration form will be included in your registration confirmation email so that you can forward the link, Team Name, and Password to the other members of your team.

3. Subsequent Gomer Team Members to register will do so by paying for their individual registration.

GOMR Captain – Half Relay:

This option is designed to have 9 Team Members that will run 2 segments equaling one loop of GOMR (104 miles).

Registration is the same as a regular relay. See below.

NOTE:

All but the Captain will use the GOMR 1/2 Team Member category to register.

Team Registration Steps:

1. The Captain will register a team, creating a Team Name and Password (if desired) for the team. Captain will pay for his/her registration cost only.

2. Once the Captain has registered, a link to the registration form will be included in your registration confirmation email so that you can forward the link, Team Name, and Password to the other members of your team.

3. Subsequent Gomer 1/2 Team Members will register and pay their own registration.

GOMR Ruck Captain:

This option is for 6 to 9 Team Members that will ruck 2 or 3 segments each equaling one loop of GOMR (104 miles).

Registration is the same as a regular relay. See below.

NOTE:

Each MEMBER of your team must register individually. All but the Captain will use the GOMR Ruck Team Member category to register.

Team Registration Steps:

1. The Captain will register a team, creating a Team Name and Password (if desired) for the team. Captain will pay for his/her registration cost only.

2. Once the Captain has registered, a link to the registration form will be included in your registration confirmation email so that you can forward the link, Team Name, and Password to the other members of your team.

3. Subsequent GOMR Ruck Team Members will register and pay their own registration.

Captain looking to fill up team (no cost):

Have a GOMR team but need a runner or two? Haven't registered yet because you want to have a full team before registering? You can either register here and fill in the amount and types of runners you're looking for. Or send and email to [email protected] with that information and we'll try to help you fill up your team.

Individual looking for a team (no cost):

Want to run GOMR but can't get a team together? New to the area or live out of state and want to be a part of the GOMR Nation? Register here and we'll connect you with a team that is looking for runners. It's free. When we get you connected with a team, you'll come back on and register with that team and pay then.

Raceday Logistics

SCHEDULE:

March 2020 (Date TBA):
Free GOMR Preview Run

Thursday, June 4, 2020:
GOMR Village will open at 12:00pm for Check in and camp set up. Check in at GOMR Central (Alexander Hall).
Mandatory volunteer and participant meeting at 7:00pm at GOMR Central.

Friday, June 5, 2020:
GOMR Starts!
First wave of Gomers will leave the GOMR Village Start Line at 5:00am. Waves will leave every 30 minutes.
Games, entertainment, food, vendors throughout the day.

Saturday, June 6, 2020:
The final Gomers should cross the finish line by 6:00pm.
Games, entertainment, food, vendors thoughout the day.
GOMR Village will remain open for teams that want to camp Saturday night as well.

Sunday, June 7, 2020:
GOMR Village will close at 12:00pm. See you next year! Or at another Get Outside Event's race!

GOMR VILLAGE:

Blue Ridge Christian School is the location of GOMR Nation. 22 acres of picturesque campus means you'll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax between running your relay legs. GOMR Central (Alexander Hall) is the central location for check in, meals, hanging out, race information, shuttle info, and all activities will be over the weekend.

GOMR Village will be alive with activity for the weekend. Local artists, sponsors, and food vendors will be set up around the Village for you to shop during your down time. There may even be yoga and massages available. Get ready to have a great time at GOMR!

FAMILY CAMPING:

GOMR is a family friendly event, though there will probably be some alcohol consumption at the end of the relay, during the after party. And we're not going to be able to control everyone's language, so keep that in mind. However, GOMR Nation welcomes teams that want to bring family members. Husbands, wives, and/or children will find a nice campus to wander around, playground equipment to play on, games to play, and shade trees to relax under. All children under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Yep, that means walking with him/her to the porta-potty in the middle of the night too.

GOMR PREVIEW:

Come get a free preview of GOMR.

Get to know what GOMR is all about and get a preview of the awesome route. Come up to beautiful Alleghany County and learn about GOMR, tour GOMR Village, and get treated like a Gomer by getting shuttled out to Exchange 17/35 and running Leg 18/36 back to GOMR Village (5.65 miles).

Whether you're a GOMR Veteran or have never run with us, come on up. Bring some friends and enjoy a beautiful Spring day in the mountains.

Thinking about doing the GOMR Ruck? Bring your pack and get a feel for hills.

More info at: https://getoutsidemountainrelay.com/re/preview/

GOMR BnB:

Want to come to GOMR without the hassle of bringing tents and canopies and setting them up and tearing them down when you're ready to go home? We are offering an option for teams to have your campsite ready to go when you show up. Think of it as renting a fabric cabin for the weekend. Show up to the cabin and throw your stuff down and you're all set. Bring your sleeping bags, running gear, lights, and other stuff, but don't worry about set up or tear down.

If interested, please visit: https://getoutsidemountainrelay.com/re/bnb/

Kit List

All Gomers must wear a safety vest, headlamp, and red and white blinking lights on back and front between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am. We recommend you run every leg with this safety equipment on, even during the day, as you will be better seen by drivers.

If there is a chance your run will end after 7:00pm, or will start before 7:00am, err on the side of caution and wear a safety vest and lights.

We recommend running/rucking with a mobile phone.

Volunteers

Volunteers are much-needed and very welcome! Roles include:

Shuttle Pick-up Crew
Check-in Crew
Check-in Shuttle Crew
Route/Sign Set-up Crew
Route/Sign Clean-up Crew
GOMR Village Helper
Exchange Shuttle Driver
Exchange Official

For more info, please see: https://getoutsidemountainrelay.com/re/volunteerinfo/

Get Outside Mountain Relay weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

77°F
Predicted highs
61°F
Predicted lows

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