The 10th Annual RAM is upon us.

In 2012 a group of runners made an attempt to run the RAM in February in conditions described as Antarctic, it should be a little warmer in June. Read more and watch video here...


THE 10th RAM

JUNE 18th 2015 - 7AM start

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The RAM, like many runs on the WNC Trail Runner Wiki is a mountain run (see 3D map above) and not intended for beginners.

RSVP by shooting over an email to Dennet: ddwyer@vt.edu We will cap this run to 20 runners to keep our impact on the path manageable and sustainable.





Video of 2010 Run on this page




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This Roan Adventure Marathon (29Miles) is planned around the rhododendron blooming season so hopefully the pink shrub will be out and about. The view from Roan Bald to Janes Bald should be especially pink as the rhododendron usually bloom all along the mountain. The weather for this area is always tricky, so be prepared for a washout if need be.

We start at the top of Carvers Gap (5,512 feet) and is run downhill to Hwy 19E all along the AT. You can choose to carry all your food and water or drop some at 19E as we usually do just before the run. We may have a volunteer (let me know if interested) at the turn around where we can drop bags there, I will email everyone as we get closer to the date of the run to let you know. Once you reach 19E then you are thoroughly punished by retracing your path back to the start. This will come a cost of climbing 6,000 ft uphill for 13.6 miles back to Carvers Gap. Try and negative split that one!
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Did I mention to RSVP by shooting over an email to Dennet: ddwyer@vt.edu