Glory Hound Events is very excited about the upcoming inaugural Land And Sky Relay on Saturday November 02. Starting at White Duck Taco in Asheville’s River Arts District, teams of 4 will run a total of 64 miles to Cherokee, NC. The race will feature 12 legs ranging from 2.7 miles to 8 miles and travel through Buncombe County, Haywood County, and the Qualla Boundary; ending at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. The course will offer views in the valleys and some breathtaking ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains along the way. This one-day challenge is a great first for racers that have never done a relay race and for the seasoned vets looking for a relay without all the overnight planning.
Six Reasons To Put Together A Team For The Inaugural Land And Sky Relay
- User Friendly: The Land And Sky Relay is designed to be user-friendly: one day, one vehicle, four runners. It’s easy & requires less logistical planning
- Beautiful Course: With a later-than-expected peak in fall color in Western North Carolina, racers will still see plenty of trees in their splendid glory.
- Virgin Roads: Many of the roads on the Land And Sky Relay course have never been used in a race. (And trust us the scenery will be amazing!)
- The Swag: All Land And Sky Relay racers will receive a long-sleeve tech shirt, finisher medal and team photo at the finish line
- Award Categories: The Land And Sky Relay award categories are unique with the top teams in one of 16 categories receiving both team and individual awards.
- Finish Line: The Land And Sky Relay will end along the stream at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort where drinks and a post-race spread will await racers. Post race meal includes Pumpkin Bisque Soup, BBQ Pork and Green Tomato Sliders, Pimento Cheese Sliders and Assorted Jumbo Cookies. Racers can warm up inside, swap stories and watch football on the big screen, while they recover.
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About Glory Hound Events
Glory Hound Events was started in 2006, initially managing the historic Bele Chere 5K. Shortly after that first year the Lake Logan Triathlon was introduced and eventually became a part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. Glory Hound Events is now the largest endurance event management company in the Western North Carolina region, producing an average of twelve events annually. In addition to producing its own events and those for a variety of clients, Glory Hound Events offers consulting services for events outside of Western North Carolina looking to take theirs to the next level.