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New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race

May 15, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race will be a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. This bucket list event will provide runners with breathtaking views throughout the course in the adventure sports capital of West Virginia, Fayetteville. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim side pool with a catered brunch.

The course will begin on the south side of the New River Gorge with opportunities for photos at a large overlook. There is approximately 500 yards of gravel in the first mile, but the rest of the course is on a paved closed road. Racers should prepare for a decent of 1300 ft and a climb of 1300 ft with the steepest point being a 20% incline. The finish line will bring racers to the rim of the gorge with an overlook photo opportunity. Racers are welcome to walk the course but must maintain a 20 minute mile pace to complete the event during the allotted closed road timeframe.

Registration fees
$35 October 1-December 31
$40 January 1-March 15
$45 March 16-May 15
(April 30th – last day to guarantee event shirt)
$60 day of registration May 15
Registration opens October 1

Racer perks
Closed road course
Water station at mile 4
Bus transportation to the start line
Finisher medal
Long sleeve t-shirt
Post race brunch

Packet pick up
Friday, May 14, 2021 packet pick up will take place between 5-7pm at Adventures on the Gorge

Race day itinerary
Racers need to checking in at 7am. More detailed times will be established based on registration numbers.

Proceeds benefit Active Southern West Virginia which offers free physical activity programs within communities, elementary schools, local government, and workplaces in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties.



May 15, 2021
7:00 am - 12:00 pm


WV United States


Active Southern WV
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