Take on the Beach to Blue Ridge Challenge!
(this is the return route of the Blue Ridge to the Beach Challenge)
Your Next Challenge Starts ANYTIME YOU'RE READY!
Our goal is to raise $50,000 for Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary
Six months to complete!
Join over 9,000 fellow challengers and experience North Carolina on an epic city-by-city expedition. We've have had thousands of runners and cyclists make their way from Asheville to Wrightsville Beach. Now we inspire you to go WEST! Wrightsville Beach to Asheville.
Along the way, you will earn milestone badges for each major city in the Tar Heel State. Make no mistake, this challenge will test you! But don't fret, as we will motivate you along the way! All challengers receive a limited edition Beach to Blue Ridge T-Shirt, a gorgeous Finisher's Medal and a custom Pre-Race Bib, as well as Live Map Tracking of your progress, a Challenger's Leaderboard, a digital Finisher's Certificate with your stats and access to our Challenger's Community on Facebook.
Live Map Progress Tracking!
You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage! Our live map tracking feature will even allow you to see where your fellow challengers are on the map compared to you - now that's some motivation! (see example below)
You Can Join The Challenge Anytime!
You can join a challenge anytime. You will have six months to complete the 475 miles.
You Got This!
This is a Six Month Challenge - as few as 18 miles per week (2.57 miles per day).
You can set your goal to move as few as 18 miles per week or challenge yourself to cover as many as you can - be sure to pace yourself! We will help you total up your distance and track your progress with our online progress tracking platform.
These challenges are simple:
1. Do what you want to do, when you want to do it, from wherever you are (run, walk, bike as few as 18 miles per week)!
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and facebook group!
3. Get your limited edition Beach to Blue Ridge T-Shirt, custom Medal and more!
We Are Making A Real Impact! We have already raised over $43,000!
All Challengers Support Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary
Donations support Beautiful Together Animal Sanctuary. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support animal rescue programs.
Beautiful Together is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014.
We rescue animals who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, giving them comprehensive care as we work to find them loving homes. With a focus on empathy-building and pet therapy, we connect animals in need of refuge with children living in foster care, at-risk situations or underserved environments.
Our goal is simple: To connect the vulnerable and the voiceless in purposeful ways that benefit us all.
Gorgeous BLING For All Challengers!
NEW medal design based on Beach to Blue Ridge Logo
Blue Ridge to the Beach Course
You will start your challenge from Wrightsville Beach, NC and make your way, city-by-city, to Asheville, NC.
Wrightsville Beach: Mile 0
Wilmington: Mile 10
Fayetteville: Mile 103
Raleigh: Mile 161
Durham - Mile 185
Chapel Hill: Mile 197
Greensboro - Mile 245
Winston-Salem - Mile 275
Charlotte - Mile 358
Asheville: Mile 475 - THE FINISH LINE!
Unlock Milestone Badges Along Your Way
Live Map Tracking!
You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage! Our live map tracking feature will even allow you to see where your fellow challengers are on the map compared to you - now that's some motivation!
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Who can enter the event?
This challenge is designed for anyone and everyone! With the challenge of covering as few as 18 miles a week, anyone in your family can participate. You can also encourage family members to join you to help you achieve your goal. You can run/bike/walk/swim from anywhere to participate.
What do I get?
Your inherent reward is that you are improving yourself while supporting those in need of food. All challenges will also receive a limited edition Beach to Blue Ridge T-Shirt - unisex OR female-specific. In addition, all will receive a gorgeous Custom Medal to proudly display your accomplishment. And each challenger will receive a virtual challenge bib that can be downloaded from the race page, participation in an active leaderboard, live map tracking along our course and a digital finisher's certificate with all your stats! We will also be promoting random prizes throughout the challenge to help make it more fun - and keep you more connected with other participants!
When will my shirt, medal and sticker be mailed to me?
We will process your race packets once every quarter. January-March will be sent in April. April-June will be sent in July. July-September will be sent in October and October-December will be sent in January.
How do I complete the challenge?
You can complete it any way you wish. You can walk, roll, run, spin - whatever makes you happy! And you can cover your miles any day, and in any way, that best works for you.
When Can I Start?
You can start recording miles anytime after your wave begins and you will have six months in total to complete your challenge. But the later you start, the more challenging your challenge will be! Your event begins on the 7th of the month and lasts for 6 months.
How Do You Track Our Progress?
This challenge relies on the honor system. We do encourage you to take photos of your watch, phone screen, treadmill, etc to share your results and/or activity on the Facebook Challengers' page.
These are the ways you can track and prove your accomplishment:
1. Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Anywhere/BeachtoBlueRidge Submit your activity updates via the RESULTS page.
Go to the "Results" tab on the Menu. At the top of the page, it will say "Post your Virtual Results". Hit the Blue "Submit Virtual Results" button. Search for you name and follow the steps!
2. Join our Blue Ridge to The Beach Facebook Group. You can upload photos of your activity and also connect with other challengers.
Join The Blue Ridge to The Beach Challenge Facebook Group
How does the charity component work?
This challenge supports local food banks and hunger relief programs. We have provided the option to select one of the following charitable organizations: Feeding the Carolinas (which, in partnership with Feeding America, directly enables food banks across North Carolina), Inter-Faith Council for Social Justice, Table, and Beautiful Together. Proceeds from this challenge will go toward supporting these organizations.