Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
5
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.7
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.7
A North Carolina / Blue Ridge Mountain Marathon Experience! North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and the spectacular New River valley are the backdrop for the New River Marathon, Half Marathon & 4 Mile. The New River, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers, is framed with views of horse farms, … MORE
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    Stacystruggles FIRST-TIMER '19

    New River marathon is my absolute favorite race~the course is stunning and the people are genuinely kind! Love love loved this race the people and the place are magical! MORE

    New River marathon is my absolute favorite race~the course is stunning and the people are genuinely kind! Love love loved this race the people and the place are magical!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Aug 25, 2019 at 7:40pm

    BRAVO, huge congrats on your 50 States finish, Stacy! 👏 And talk about happy endings, for you and Craig to be able to celebrate an amazing accomplishment like state #50… MORE

    BRAVO, huge congrats on your 50 States finish, Stacy! 👏 And talk about happy endings, for you and Craig to be able to celebrate an amazing accomplishment like state #50 together is just perfect. I'm 27 states into my own quest, and with every state completed I have that much more respect and admiration for what you just achieved. And now that you have so many fantastic stories to share, I hope you'll track your 50 States journey and beyond here on RaceRaves and even share reviews for some of your favorites, to help your fellow 50 Staters (like me 😁) who may still have a long way to go. Thanks for your thoughtful review, and keep running strong wherever it takes you! LESS

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    canderson.rce FIRST-TIMER '19

    What a way to bring finality to my 50-state quest. Even with the day's heavy rains, an early morning run in the shadows of the New River tucked away in … MORE

    What a way to bring finality to my 50-state quest. Even with the day’s heavy rains, an early morning run in the shadows of the New River tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is a relaxing way to escape the mental overload of the superfluities of life. The course begins in the small hamlet of Fleetwood located north northeast of Boone. The day began with periods of heavy rain showers in the midst of Christmas tree farms, and green rolling pasture lands. The rain and unpleasant weather were not enough to dampen my spirits or enjoy my run. Hills abound, and the final three miles include a cross-country trek through a wooded area complete with a half-mile steep hill ascent that tests runner’s fitness levels as they conclude their race. The New River Marathon course is amazing and is undoubtedly one of my top three marathons in my repertoire. I highly recommend this marathon. It may field a small number of runners, but its huge in hospitality.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Jul 04, 2019 at 5:38pm

    Craig, huge congrats on your 50 States finish! 👏 Amazing resolve my friend, I’ve completed 27 states myself and so have an incredible amount of respect for what you’ve achieved.… MORE

    Craig, huge congrats on your 50 States finish! 👏 Amazing resolve my friend, I’ve completed 27 states myself and so have an incredible amount of respect for what you’ve achieved. And to hear you rank New River near the top grabbed my attention, since I’ve yet to settle on a race in NC. Thanks too for posting your report, happy to have your blog as another source of inspiration/insight to plan my own journey. Appreciate your excellent review, love your beautiful blue 50 States Map, and hope you’ll continue to share your racing adventures here on the site... look forward to seeing what you do for an encore! LESS

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    ajallred FIRST-TIMER '17

    Extremely tough course. Will go into it with a different mindset next time. Yes, I said next time because hands down it is a repeat. Wonderful community support, very well … MORE

    Extremely tough course. Will go into it with a different mindset next time. Yes, I said next time because hands down it is a repeat. Wonderful community support, very well organized, loved the hometown feel to it. Beautiful scenery.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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