Half-Marathon Map

The following map of the entire course is interactive and is linked to ridewithgps.com.  To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Veiw Full Route” in the upper left of the map image.  When viewing the interactive map, you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button.

Half Marathon Course Notes:

  1. The Start and Finish Lines for the Half-Marathon are located on the gravel road of The Woodshed.
  2. The course is predominantly paved with 3 dirt/gravel road sections:
    • The first dirt/gravel section is the Start – Mile 0.15.
    • The second section follows a private right-of-way along Call Creek (Mile 10.7 – 11.7).
    • The Finish is on the gravel/dirt road of The Woodshed.
  3. Race Flow:
    • Start – Mile 0.9: Gradual uphill start followed by a comfortable descent to Mile 0.9.  This early section includes an out-and-back to gain the accurate distance.  You must run on the Right during the out-and-back section.  Otherwise, run on the Left for all other sections.
    • Mile 0.9 – 2.1: Long uphill (+337 ft).  You will peak at the highest elevation of all New River races (3442 ft).
    • Mile 2.1 – 2.5: Good recovery downhill (-173 ft)…(and just in time!)
    • Mile 2.5 – 3.1.  Time to change gears again for the next uphill (+170 ft) as you work your way to the second highest elevation of the New River races (3442 ft).
    • Mile 3.1 – 5.4: Time to let it roll on this extended descent (-461 ft).  Don’t forget to take in the scenery of beautiful Ashe County.
    • Mile 5.4 – 5.8: The final climb before dropping into the New River valley (+116 ft)
    • Mile 5.8 – 6.5: The final descent into the New River valley (-186 ft).
    • Mile 6.5 – 10.9: Flat along the New River as you progress toward downtown Fleetwood (-44 ft).
    • Mile 10.9 – 11.0: A short climb as you depart the river valley and enter an enchanting private gravel lane along Call Creek.
    • IMPORTANT: Mack Woodie Dr (Mile 11.0 – 12.2) is a private right-of-way and cannot be accessed in advance of the New River Marathon.
    • Mile 11.0 – 12.2: Only +29 ft on this scenic stretch as you prepare for the final uphill and the push to the finish, but the one short, steep incline may give the perception of a greater gain.
    • Mile 12.2 – 12.7: The end is near! Hang in there! (+196 ft)
    • Mile 12.7 – Finish: To The FINISH!
  4. Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles.  Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.

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