Teams of up to 12 runners (Gomers) will take turns running 36 segments of the GOMR Route. Depending on the speed of your team, completing GOMR will take between 24 and 36 hours. The average total distance per Gomer is about 17 miles (though two sets of Legs will only be 11 miles). Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed.
GOMR Village is the central Hub of GOMR. Located on the campus of Blue Ridge Christian School, GOMR Village will open May 30, 2019 at 11:00am for teams to begin checking in and setting up camp. There are no camping or parking fees. Teams will rest, relax, play games, eat, and spend time with friends and other GOMR teams between Legs. All are welcome to drive up, but most personal vehicles will be parked at off-site facilities. Teams will be allowed one personal team vehicle to remain on campus for support and/or driving into Sparta for supplies.
We ask that you run with your phone because we have partnered with a great running app that you can use even if you don’t have cell phone signal. Note: AT&T doesn’t work at all up here, and other carriers are pretty spotty. The RunGo App (available on Apple and Android) lets you download your GOMR routes to your phone. Then, when you’re ready to run, hit Start and it will have the map and give you vocal cues along the way for turns, and may even tell you how much further you have to go on a particular climb. I have used it up here and, on another relay, where I had no phone signal and it worked awesome. It’s why we decided to partner with them. We’ve created the Get Outside Mountain Relay group inside the app with all the routes. Download the app and complete the instructions below before GOMR and where you have good cell service or Wi-Fi.
If you have any questions, contact Head Gomer Donny McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org.