We do have a race limit due to the Blue Ridge Parkway event rules and we fill up every year by mid-June – the race is limited to the first 400 entries. We will not have on-site registration. We do not give refunds or allow bib-swapping, substitutions, or transfers!
This is not a race for walkers and we have a time limit of 7 hours. The race officially ends at 1:30 pm due to the Highland Games Track and Field Events on the track. Anyone still on the course will be picked up and brought to the finish line. Also, we do not allow anyone to start the race earlier than the race start time at 6:30 am.
Welcome to the website of the Grandfather Mountain Marathon! The marathon has been held each year (since 1969) during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest Scottish Games in America.