The 2021 New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K will be a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. This bucket list event will provide runners with breathtaking views throughout the course in the adventure sports capital of West Virginia, Fayetteville. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim side pool with a catered brunch.
The course will begin on the south side of Fayette Station Road and finish at Adventures on the Gorge. Racers should prepare for a decent of 1300 ft and a climb of 1300 ft with the steepest point being a 20% incline. The finish line will bring racers to the rim of the gorge with an overlook photo opportunity. Racers are welcome to walk the course but must maintain a 20 minute mile pace to complete the event during the allotted closed road timeframe.
About the area
The New River Gorge area encompasses 4 counties full of recreational opportunity. This event will take place close to the town of Fayetteville, WV. The area’s premier adventure resort, Adventures on the Gorge, has lodging options, restaurants, and a variety of guided outdoor activities.
Race rules and regulations
Every racer will be required to sign a release of liability, must follow race rules and regulations, and adhere to race course route. There are no refunds for cancelations. If you are unable to attend the race, you can transfer your registration to someone else.
$45 until September 30th
$50 October 1-December 31
$55 January 1-March 15
$60 March 16-May 15
(April 15th – last day to guarantee event shirt)
$65 day of registration May 15
Closed road course
Water station at mile 4
Bus transportation to the start line
Long sleeve t-shirt
Post race brunch
Packet pick up
Friday, May 14, 2021 packet pick up will take place between 5-7pm at Adventures on the Gorge.
Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race between 7am-7:15am.
Race day itinerary
Racers need to checking in at 7am. More detailed times will be established based on registration numbers.
Proceeds benefit Active Southern West Virginia which offers free physical activity programs within communities, elementary schools, local government, and workplaces in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties.
Thank you to our sponsors;
Adventures On The Gorge (with great lodging options)
Endurance Headquarters – fueling our race
The Freefolk Brewery – medal design and production
Canyon Rim Rotary Club
And supporting organizations;
Fayetteville Fire Department
Fayette County Sheriff’s office
New River Gorge National River
West Virginia Department of Highways
Friends of New River