About
Gomr

Maps

GOMR is run on the highways and back roads of Alleghany County, NC.

Some of the most breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are right here. These are the roads we run. 

As the Head Gomer, I have personally run every mile of the route many times and know that it is challenging but spectacular.

Sometimes I listen to music. Sometimes I want to hear the wind through the tall pines, the water rolling in the crisp mountain streams, and the simple quiet in this rural mountain setting.

Below is a map of the whole 105-mile loop. It will be completed once for the Half GOMR, once for the GOMR Ruck, and twice for Full GOMR.

Running App

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 at other races 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.

  1. Download the RunGo app from your app store.
  2. On the bottom of the screen, tap Groups.
  3. Type in Get Outside Mountain Relay.
  4. Find and open the Legs you plan to run (1, 13, 25 or 3, 15, 27, etc.) and press the  in the upper right corner.  This saves them to your phone.
  5. When you’re ready to run, open the app, click Find Route, and choose My Routes, open the route, click Start, and take off.
  6. Don’t forget to hit Stop when you pass the baton (slap bracelet) so it records your time.

Click the button below to view the interactive map of the whole GOMR loop on Run Go

RunGo legs:

GOMR Village (Alleghany Wellness Center to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church – 6.46 miles

Antioch Primitive Baptist Church to Intersection of NC Hwy 93 and Baker’s Ridge Road – 5.86 miles

Intersection of NC Hwy 93 and Baker’s Ridge Road to Piney Creek Volunteer Fire Department – 7.47 miles

Piney Creek Volunteer Fire Department to 1479 Allen Road – 5.79 miles

1479 Allen Road to Belview Baptist Church – 4.79 miles

Belview Baptist Church to 1874 Meadowfork Road – 5.53 miles

1874 Meadowfork Road to Intersection of Air Bellows Gap Rd and Pruitt Rd – 5.81 miles

Intersection of Air Bellows Gap Rd and Pruitt Road to Nelson’s Trees Loading Yard – 5.03 miles

Nelson’s Trees Loading Yard to Grace Community Church – 4.46 miles

Grace Community Church to Foley’s One Stop – 5.11 miles

Foley’s One Stop to Mount Carmel Union Baptist Church – 5.37 miles

Mount Carmel Union Baptist Church to Former Rich Hill School – 6.18 miles

Former Rich Hill School to Saddle Mountain Union Baptist Church – 5.42 miles

Saddle Mountain Union Baptist Church to Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department – 7.32 miles

Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department to Glade Creek Union Baptist Church – 4.13 miles

Glade Creek Union Baptist Church to Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church – 5.54 miles

Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church to Reeves Ridge Tree Farm – 7.50 miles

Reeves Ridge Tree Farm to GOMR Village – 5.45 miles

Individual PDFs of Turn by Turn instructions (no map or notes). Great to download your legs to your phone for reference: