New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race
May 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am
The New River Gorge Rim-to-Rim Race is a 6-mile 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 Fayetteville, the adventure sports capital of West Virginia. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim-side pool with a catered brunch.
Registration opens Nov 28, 2022, at 12pm through RunSignUp.
The course will begin on the south side of the New River Gorge on Fayette Station Road – Route 82 and will follow Burma Road and Ames Heights Road. This is a point-to-point race. Racers will check in at the finish line and be provided a bus ride to the start line. Racers should prepare for a descent of 1,300 feet and a climb of 1,300 feet 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 time frame.