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About GOMR

How GOMR Works.  What is a Hub Relay?

We have mapped a challenging and beautiful 104-mile loop around Alleghany County, NC, starting and ending on the campus of Blue Ridge Christian School (GOMR Nation).  The loop will be completed twice to finish the 208 miles.




Get Outside Mountain Relay is a Hub Relay.  A Hub Relay is where the start and the finish are in the same location.  GOMR will start and end on the campus of Blue Ridge Christian School (GOMR Nation).

What?  No vans?  How does that work?

GOMR is a relay race where we are taking care of the transportation (shuttling) of the Gomers to their exchanges.  This reduces a tremendous stressor for teams.  No longer does someone have to stay up all night.  No longer does someone have to navigate unfamiliar roads.  No longer do teams have to worry about getting their security deposit back.  We only want you to have a great time and run.

Think of a tire.  The Hub is GOMR Nation where Gomers rest, have fun, and live as a community.  It is the logistics headquarters of GOMR.  The Spokes are where GOMR Volunteers will be taking Gomers out to their start legs and bringing them back to the Hub when their leg is done.  And the tire is the beautiful and challenging mountain course of GOMR.

GOMR is a road race where teams of between 4-12 runners (Gomers) will rotate through 36 legs, as they run 208 miles around Alleghany County, NC.
  • The course is a 104-mile loop, beginning and ending at GOMR Nation.  The loop will be completed twice for the 208-mile relay.
  • GOMR Nation is the Start, Leg 18 exchange, and the Finish.  Therefore, Leg 1 is also 19, Leg 2 is also 20, Leg 3 is also 21, Leg 4 is also 22, etc.
  • The one Exchange rule is that an exchange has to happen at each Exchange.  Teams can pick whatever rotation works best for them to complete the race.
  • Depending on the speed of your team, the race will take between 20 and 35 hours to complete.