We are less than a week out from the marquee event on the Asheville Running Collective racing calendar - the Blue Ridge Relay!
ARC will be putting out a good deal of news, media, and updates in the coming days. Stay up to date by following the Collective on a variety of platforms:
With it’s finish located in beautiful downtown Asheville, we consider 208-mile Blue Ridge Relay a “home” race. After months of planning and thousands of miles of training, it comes down to 12 runners (lineup will be announced this week), 2 passenger vans (or 1 van + 1 SUV if Enterprise decides to overbook again), 36 “legs” (routes that vary from 2.6 miles to 10.5 miles), 18,000 feet of elevation gain, 20,000 feet of elevation drop, back country roads, smashed quads, screaming calves, and intense rivalries.
The birth of the ARC dates back to the 2011 BRR, when Frankie Adkins rallied the top racers from around Asheville to win back the title from Knoxville Track & Field Club, who won in 2010 with a 6-man ultra team. The Collective has gone on to win 3 of the last 4 relays, and ignite a fierce rivalry with both KTC and Charlotte Running Club. While KTC is sitting out this year, Charlotte is back for what is sure to be another run for the record books.
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