This marathon has been held every year since 1969. This challenging marathon begins in Boone and finishes in Linville – at the site of the Highland Games. All proceeds from this race will go to various Watauga County organizations as well as the Appalachian State Track Program.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The marathon begins at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC at 6:30 am at an elevation of 3,333 feet and climbs to an elevation of 4,279 feet where it ends on Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC. The course is mountainous and very scenic as it winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course is run predominately on asphalt (3 miles of the course is on gravel). The race will finish at McRae Meadows during the Highland Games, the 2nd largest Highland Games in the world.