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Smoky Mountain Relay

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    Nantahala Outdoor Center

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NOC serves as the finish line for the popular Smoky Mountain Relay Race! Join racers and spectators for a celebration and after party at Big Wesser!

About the Race

A scenic, wild, team adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountain Relay is an adventure that is not to be missed. This course will challenge you and your friends with tough legs and reward you with stories to last a lifetime. Choose from the original 200-mile course or the shorter 135-mile course with your team of 8 or 12 participants.

The 200-mile course begins at the Pink Beds Trail Loop picnic area just outside of Brevard, NC In the Pisgah National Forest. Teams of 12 or “ultra” teams of 6 make their way through 36 legs and finish at Nantahala Outdoor Center.

The 135-mile course begins at the Jackson County Recreation Complex in Cullowhee, NC. Teams of 8 or “ultra” teams of 4 make their way through 24 legs and also finish at Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Race Information & Registration: Please visitSmokyMoutainRelay.com for more information on registration and pricing.

Lodging & Activities

Racers, family and friends will receive 10% off lodging, whitewater rafting, ziplining, and mountain biking at our Nantahala Campus Friday-Sunday of race weekend. Stay tuned for discount code and offers. Book your lodging at one of our overnight options including: platform tents, the Basecamp bunkhouse, luxury Cabins, and the Dogwood Motel. Learn more about our lodging options here.

2021 dates and registration are coming soon!



Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 US-19
Bryson City, NC 28713

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