New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race


MAY 6, 2023

The Rim to Rim Race is a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. This bucket list event will provide runners with breathtaking views throughout the course in Fayetteville, the adventure sports capital of West Virginia. Racers will enjoy a wonderful post-race brunch provided by host location Adventures on the Gorge, where you can take in the views from the outdoor deck of Smokey’s.

The course will begin on the south side of the New River Gorge on Fayette Station Road – Route 82 and will follow Burma Road and Ames Heights Road. Racers should prepare for a descent of 1,300 feet and a climb of 1,300 feet with the steepest point being a 20% incline – get ready to feel the Burma Burn! The finish line will bring racers to the rim of the gorge with an overlook photo opportunity. Racers are welcome to walk the course, but must maintain a 20-minute mile pace to complete the event during the allotted closed road time frame.

About the area

The New River Gorge area encompasses four counties full of recreational opportunity. This event will take place close to the town of Fayetteville, WV. The area’s premier adventure resort, Adventures on the Gorge, has lodging options, restaurants, and a variety of guided outdoor activities.

Race Rules and Regulations

Every racer will be required to sign a release of liability, follow race rules and regulations, and adhere to the race course route. There are no refunds for cancellations. If you are unable to attend the race, you can transfer your registration to someone else.

Registration for the 2023 race opens November 28, 2022 through RunSignUp – Register Here
  • Nov. 28 – Jan. 9 $45
  • Jan. 10 – March 13 $55
  • March 14 – April 17 $65 (Last day to guarantee an event shirt)
  • April 18 – May 2 $70
Racer Perks
  • Closed road course
  • Chip timing
  • Water station on route
  • Bus transportation to the start line
  • Finisher medal
  • Short sleeve unisex t-shirt
  • Post-race brunch ($18 value)

Racer Detailed Instructions

thank you to our sponsors

Proceeds benefit Active Southern West Virginia, which offers free physical activity programs within communities, elementary schools, local government, and workplaces in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties.

2023 Sponsors:

Supporting organizations:
  • Fayetteville Fire Department
  • Fayette County Sheriff’s office
  • New River Gorge National River
  • West Virginia Department of Highways
  • Friends of New River

Join the Facebook Pages – New River Gorge Rim to Rim Race and Active SWV Races – for the latest race updates and information about this adventure sports destination!

2022 Sponsors and Results

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