Get Outside Mountain Relay is run on the rural mountain roads of Alleghany County, NC. Local runners, including myself, have run these roads at all hours of the day and night. We feel safe running up here.
Night running provides peace and serenity that is sometimes rare during the day. Seeing the world unfold only 5-10 feet in front of you, lit by a beam of light, enhances focus and minimizes distractions. Many Gomers have said their favorite run is their night run. They were nervous at first, but once they got started, the peace and quiet embraced them and it was an awesome time.
That being said, some people just don’t like running at night. We, at GOMR, understand and will accommodate Gomers’ needs as best we can. Since nothing in life is 100% guaranteed, including safety, below are the options for running at night.
NOTE: Sunset on May 31, 2019: 8:36 PM – Sunrise on June 1, 2019: 6:08 AM
NOTE: GOMR’s one Exchange Rule is that an exchange has to happen at each Exchange. So, as a team, you have the option to change your running order as you see fit (except running two legs in a row).
NOTE: Only one team personal vehicle will be allowed to park on campus. All other personal vehicles will be parked offsite.
You are more likely to come upon a skunk or opossum than anything dangerous. One key to running at night is to make a little more noise than usual. Shuffling your feet more, wearing bells, singing out loud, or clapping every few steps will give an animal fair warning of your arrival and will prompt them to take flight.
If there’s another option that isn’t listed that you’d like to propose, send me an email at email@example.com.