Ready for a relay, but don’t want to run during the wee hours of the morning?
Can’t get off work Friday, but still want to participate in a relay?
Well, we’ve heard your requests and are proud to provide the Half GOMR.
Teams can be all male, all female, or mixed and will need to run an average pace of at least 11 minutes per mile. Not everyone on the team has to be that fast, but it needs to average out. Several can be 13 to 14 minute paces, as long as there are some 8 minute Gomers on the team too. The relay will start at 5:00am on Friday morning and Gomers will be sent out from GOMR Village based on their team’s pace. The faster the pace, the later the start time.
GOMR Village is the central Hub of GOMR. Located on the campus of Blue Ridge Christian School, GOMR Village will open Thursday, 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 or two personal team vehicles to remain on campus for support and/or driving into Sparta for supplies.
Teams don’t have to rent vans for GOMR. Your registration also covers your transportation for the weekend. Once the event starts and the first Gomers head out, our volunteers will begin shuttling fresh Gomers out to the Exchanges and bringing tired Gomers back to GOMR Village. Volunteers have a great time interacting with all the different teams. If you have people that would like to volunteer, please let us know.
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.
If you have any questions, contact Head Gomer Donny McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org.