Marathon – Half Marathon – 5K Runs
The Run for the Red races take place in the heart of Watauga County in Valle Crucis, a lovely village in a valley traversed by the Watauga River and surrounded by majestic mountain peaks with spectacular views. The Blue Ridge Run for the Red is a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.
All three of the runs, the marathon, half-marathon and the 5K, feature challenging courses and are well supported with aid stations. Click on the links below for course details/maps.
Marathon and the half marathon courses are certified by USA Track and Field.
Valle Crucis Elementary School
2998 Broadstone Road, Sugar Grove, NC, 28679
N 36 12.556 W 81 46.712
Watauga County is located in the High Country of North Carolina and is consistently voted one of the best destinations in the United States for outdoor adventure. Cycling, canoeing, hiking, camping, jogging, road races, collegiate sports, rock climbing, fly fishing, snow skiing, tubing, snow boarding, the list goes on and on for exciting outdoor action in the beautiful mountains of Western NC.
Run for the Red takes place in the heart of Watauga County in Valle Crucis, a lovely village in a valley traversed by the Watauga River and surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and spectacular views. Our marathon provides a serious challenge to all runners as they get to experience these peaks first hand.
Check out Watauga County by visiting ValleCrucis.com, ExploreBooneArea.com, VisitBoone.com, and BlowingRock.com. At these web sites you will find a wealth of information including area data, lodging, dining, and things to do. For current weather visit BooneWeather.com.