New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K

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. Hosted by Adventures on the Gorge, racers will have access to resort amenities and finish at the rim-side pool with a catered brunch.

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. 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.

Online Registration Here

Registration Fees

May 1-Sept 30 $45
October 1-December 31 $50
January 1-March 15 $55
March 16-May 14 $60

April 15th – Last day to guarantee an event shirt
May 15 – Registration available at the event $65

Racer Perks

Closed road course
Water station at mile 4
Bus transportation to the start line
Finisher medal
Long sleeve t-shirt
Post-race brunch

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5-7 p.m. at Adventures on the Gorge.

Packets can also be picked up the morning of the race. Please arrive at 7am.

Race Day Itinerary

Racers need to begin checking in at 7am. More detailed times will be established based on registration numbers.

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.

Thank you to our sponsors;
Adventures On The Gorge (with great lodging options)
Endurance Headquarters – fueling our race
The Freefolk Brewery – medal design and production
Canyon Rim Rotary Club
And supporting organizations;
Fayetteville Fire Department
Fayette County Sheriff’s office
New River Gorge National River
West Virginia Department of Highways
Friends of New River

Frequently Asked Questions

Join the Facebook Page 2021 New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10 K Race for information about this adventure sports destination.