This sounds pretty cool – a half marathon that goes from Boone to Blowing Rock. The race starts at 7:30 AM. Cost is $40 until August 7th, then it goes up to $50 until race day. Here’s a course description:
The Half Marathon will begin in ASU’s Kidd Brewer Stadium. Out of the stadium, the course will follow a flat River’s St. onto Blowing Rock Road (mile 1 @ Blockbuster). Taking a right onto Winkler’s Creek Rd., the route begins it’s curves and gradual uphill following along the picturesque Winkler’s Creek. The route will then take a right onto Russ Cornett Road (mile 3) with more curves and gradual uphills and downhills all the way to a left onto Diamond Ranch Road (mile 6 @ mailbox #3030). After another left onto Poplar Grove Road the course winds around and takes a left onto Shulls Mill Road (mile 8- just past Crestwood) and then a left on Highway 221 (mile 10) into Blowing Rock. Taking a right onto Clark St (mile 12- #621 Clark St.). the course cruises through the quaint village of BR by winding onto Edgewood, Wonderland Trail, Laurel Lane and finishing downhill into the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve.
Online registration is at Active.com. For more information, visit the race website.