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Local runners have crafted one of the most challenging and beautiful marathons on the east coast. In 2010 the full marathon course included 3,076 feet of total elevation gain and 6,140 feet of total elevation change, but that just wasnt enough.
The 2013 course includes 3,620 feet of total elevation gain and 7,234 feet of total elevation change. Kind of gives new meaning to runners high.
The uphill portions will test each runners strength and endurance while the equally challenging downhill sections are sure to weed out those who are unprepared. The breathtaking views and stunning Blue Ridge Mountain scenery will offer some reprieve to runners as they persevere to the finish line! Are you up for the challenge of Americas Toughest Road Marathon?
Event schedule and times
Friday (3-8pm): registration, packet pickup, pasta dinner, music, and more.
Saturday (7:35am): Start
- 10-5pm live music, beer gardens, food, events, and more.