“It’s like running through a dream!”
“The most beautiful race venue ever…It even smells fantastic!”
“Out of the more than 20 marathons I’ve done, only Big Sur rivals the beauty of the New River course.”
“Thank you for giving us a taste of Ashe County. From the post-race bluegrass, the authentic New River medals, and the incredible hospitality, everything was phenomenal and I can’t wait to come back next year!”
“I’ve run 82 marathons and New River is definitely in my Top 10.”
“Best 13.1 around!”
Welcome to the 2018 New River Marathon…
on the banks of the New River (Boone, NC)
Marathon: 7:30 am (6 hour limit)
1/2 Marathon: 7:45 am (5.75 hour limit)
Walkers who can achieve the time limit are welcome.
5K: 8:00 am
Walkers are welcome.
Friday, June 8
1-Mile (and 1/2 Mile) Fun Run: 6:00pm
Please refer to the Race Registration tab for Entry Fees and Registration Deadlines
or click here.
North Carolina’s High Country, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the home of the New River Marathon.
The New River Marathon races (marathon, half marathon & 5K) start, follow and finish along the banks of the historic New River in Boone, NC.
The New River Marathon courses along the banks of the South Fork New River, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States. Over 14 miles roll along the banks of the scenic New River offering pastoral views of the River, Christmas tree farms, and horse and cattle farms. For the miles that wind away from the New River Valley, the course offers a few hills, rolling country roads and “the most beautiful race venue ever!”
The New River Half-Marathon also courses along the banks of the South Fork New River. The course offers 6 miles of running along the New River, a few hills, rolling country roads and “the best 13.1 around!”
The New River 5K may be shorter in distance, but the entire course parallels the New River. This out-and-back takes in view of the New River Valley along the rolling Roby Green Rd.
The New River Marathon is organized and directed by Blue Ridge Endurance Ltd.