Run, paddle, mountain bike and navigate in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.
Up to 100 co-ed teams of three (plus one support person) will run along the forested trails of the Chattahoochee National Forest, paddle on the Toccoa River and/or Lake Blue Ridge, mountain bike steep trails and complete mystery challenges along the way.
Although the course changes from year to year, the finish line is still in downtown Blue Ridge City Park, with live music, food and relaxing fun.
The course of the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race changes from year to year. Disciplines used in the past are mountain biking, running/trekking, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, orienteering, wet river crossings and climbing, as well as numerous "mystery challenges. "
The course is approximately 35 miles, designed for a finish time between six and nine hours. The course utilizes the trail system of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Portions of the Benton MacKaye Trail, the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area and Aska Adventure Area have been used in the past.
For water events, courses have included portions the Toccoa River and Lake Blue Ridge.
All participants must be members of the USARA and provide their USARA card. Participants can sign up for a one-time or yearly USARA membership at the pre-race dinner at an additional charge.