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Get Outside Mountain Relay

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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/

Logistics and schedule

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/

How to get there

Glade Valley, NC 28627, USA

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The address for GOMR Village is 122 Glade Valley Church Road, Glade Valley, NC 28627.

FROM I-77 NORTH – Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Raleigh:

Take Exit 83 (left exit) for US-21 N/Elkin Bypass/Sparta and drive 23.1 miles.
Turn Right on Glade Valley Road and drive 0.2 miles.
Bear first left at road split (BRCS sign).
Turn left at intersection. Enter GOMR Village.

FROM I-77 SOUTH – Wytheville (VA), Lynchburg (VA), Blacksburg (VA), Beckley (WV)):

Take exit 14 for US-58/US-221 toward Hillsville/Galax.
Bottom of exit, turn right on US-221 S/US-58 W/Carrollton Pike and drive 24.7 miles.
Turn left onto US-21 S/US-221 S/S Independence Ave and drive 7.1 miles.
Turn Left on US-21 S and drive 7.7 miles.
Turn Left on Glade Valley Road and drive 0.2 miles.
Bear first left at road split (BRCS sign).
Turn left at intersection. Enter GOMR Village.

FROM BOONE/BLOWING ROCK AREA:

**GPS will take you on back roads. Best to follow directions below.**
Drive US-421 S out of Boone to Deep Gap.
Turn Left onto US 221 North and drive 16.8 miles.
Continue Straight on NC-16S/NC-88 E and drive 13.2 miles. (Stay Straight on NC-88 E when NC-16 turns Right at bridge.)
Turn Left on NC-18 N and drive 12.6 miles.
Turn Right on US-21 S and drive 4.8 miles.
Turn left on Glade Valley Road and drive 0.2 miles.
Bear first left at road split (BRCS sign).
Turn left at intersection. Enter GOMR Village.

FROM WILKESBORO, LENOIR AREA:

Drive NC-18 N out of Wilkes County to NC-18/US-21 intersection in downtown Sparta.
Turn Right on US-21 S and drive 4.8 miles.
Turn left on Glade Valley Road and drive 0.2 miles
Bear first left at road split (BRCS sign).
Turn left at intersection. Enter GOMR Village.

FROM MT. AIRY:

Drive NC-89 N to top of mountain in Low Gap, NC.
Turn Left on NC-18 S and drive 2.3 miles.
Turn Left on Glade Valley Road and drive 11.4 miles.
Continue Straight on Glade Valley Church Road. Enter GOMR Village.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where is packet pick up?
GOMR Village will open at 12:00pm May 30 for Check/Move In and Packet Pickup. Check in at GOMR Central (Alexander Hall).
FAQ
Restroom Facilities
Restroom facilities and/or port-a-johns will be available at all Exchanges and at GOMR Nation. Please use them. Teams will be disqualified if found relieving themselves along the course, or on people’s property.
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Start line
GOMR’s start line will be in the circular parking lot of Blue Ridge Christian School. Team check-in and shuttle service will be at Alexander Hall, the next building down. Runner #1 will go to the Start Line at least 10 minutes before scheduled wave. Subsequent runners will be shuttled out and back to Alexander Hall. Look for the shuttle with your Leg Number on it. Reflective vests, flashlights and blinking lights for runner #1 will be inspected at Start Line if they’re starting early in the morning and #19 overnight. Evening and night runners’ safety equipment will be inspected by volunteers at the shuttles.
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Full GOMR
5:00am Fri 5th Jun 2020
Half GOMR
5:00am Fri 5th Jun 2020
GOMR Ruck
5:00am Fri 5th Jun 2020
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