New River Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K – May 2, 2015

THE-NRM-LOGO-white-nodateNC-copy  2015 Registration is Open!
Official Boston Marathon Qualifying Race

“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.”

2014 Finisher Medallions

2014 Finisher Medallions
Reclaimed oak from circa 1860 grist mill, NC High Country… a piece of Blue Ridge history. Locally crafted.

“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!”

 Click here to read other raves about the New River Marathon.

Welcome to the 2015 New River Marathon…
on the banks of the New River (Todd, NC)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Marathon: 7:30 am (6 hour limit)
USATF Certified: NC15044DF

1/2 Marathon: 7:45 am (5.75 hour limit)
USATF Certified: submitted and pending
Walkers who can achieve the time limit are welcome.

5K: 8:00 am
USATF Certified: submitted and pending
Walkers are welcome.

Friday, May 1
1-Mile (and 1/2 Mile) Fun Run: 6:00pm
Group Run / Shake-Out: 6:30pm
Pre-race Pasta Dinner: 5:00 – 9:00pm

Please refer to the Race Registration tab for Entry Fees and Registration Deadlines
or click here.

The New River Marathon’s home is in Ashe County, the Northwestern-most county of North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The New River Marathon races (marathon, half marathon & 5K) start and finish in the historic and charming hamlet of Todd, North Carolina.  The start line is on Todd Railroad Grade Rd in the heart of Todd and the finish at the Walter and Anne Cook Memorial Park on the bold Elk Creek, also in Todd.

The New River Marathon courses primarily along the banks of the South Fork New River, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States.  Almost 20 miles roll along the banks of the scenic New River offering pastoral views of the River, Christmas tree farms and horse farms.    For the 6 miles that wind away from the flat New River Valley, the course offers two 1/2-mile climbs, two 1-mile descents, rolling country roads and “the most beautiful race venue ever!”

The New River Half-Marathon also courses primarily along the banks of the South Fork New River.  The course offers approximately 9 miles of running along the New River.  For the 4 miles that wind away from the flat New River Valley, the course offers two 1/2-mile climbs, 2 long descents, rolling country roads and “the best 13.1 around!”

The New River 5K may be shorter in distance, but the course is no less spectacular.  The out-and-back course on Todd Railroad Grade Rd, fully offers the beauty of the New River valley.

The New River Marathon is organized and directed by Blue Ridge Endurance Ltd.

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