Merrell Adventure Dash
Date: May 27, 2017
Time: 4 pm
Age: All Ages
Olympian Joe Jacobi describes the Merrell Adventure Dash in this Guest Blog Post.
Participants negotiate a series of challenging elements while racing to the finish in this family-friendly adventure race along the Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. Choose between the 5K Dash or a 1K Fun Run.
Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult.
Following the race, join us for live music on the Adventure Center Deck. Don't forget to stop by the Outfitter's Store to check out the Memorial Day Weekend Sales Event!
Course Length: 5K (Dash), 1K (Fun Run)
Course Map: (Coming Soon)
5K Categories: Sr. Men, Sr. Women, U18 Men, U18 Women, U15 Men, U15 Women, U12
1K Categories: No categories. Fun Run is not timed.
Pre-register online here
Onsite registration: 1 - 4 pm @ Big Wesser BBQ + Brew
All participants receive a Merrell Adventure Dash button, Merrell Buff.
1st - 3rd place finishers in the 5K event will receive an award.
|Saturday, May 27||Time||Location|
|Registration & Check-in||1 - 4 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
|Merrell Adventure Fun Run START||4:30 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
|Merrell Adventure Dash START||4:30 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
|Awards Ceremony||5:30 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
|Live Music||6 - 8 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge. If you are on a Rapid Transit rafting/train excursions, the meeting place is in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.
From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 5-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.
From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 5-milts to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 5-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.
From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.