The Ville to Ville Extreme Relay celebrates the beautiful region from Greenville, SC to Asheville, NC. It is a 72-mile team running event traveling up the Blue Ridge Mountains, through local craft breweries, and into quaint southern towns.
The Ville to Ville Extreme Relay will be held September 26, 2020. The first flight of teams will start the relay around 5:00 am. Over the next few hours, additional teams will depart on their journey through the Carolinas. Each team will consist of three to six runners who will split 12 legs ranging from 3-9 miles. Each team will provide their own race vehicle to drop off and pick up runners at designated transition areas along the course route. Ville to Ville teams will arrive at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC between 3:00-8:00 pm for a finish line celebration which will include music, food, and of course, craft brews.
PACKET PICKUP/WELCOME RECEPTION
Times and Locations to be announced at a later date. All participants must come to the welcome reception and show your ID at check-in. If you are unable to attend the welcome reception, you can pick up your packet on Saturday morning at the starting line. Please allow extra time (45 minutes before your start) if you are checking in on Saturday morning.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Welcome Reception and Runner Check-In:
Details to be announced at a later date.
*Teams are encouraged to carpool.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Starting Line – TBA
Finish Line – Highland Brewing Company – 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803
*Course running and driving directions can be found on our Course Info and Team Resources page.
If anyone on your team lives within 100 miles of Asheville, NC or Greenville, SC, you are required to provide one race-day volunteer or pay the $100 volunteer fee. Please visit our volunteer page to find out more.
All teams will be required to pay a deposit of $225 during your initial registration and will have the option to pay the entire fee of $675. Teams that only pay the deposit must pay the remainder of your team fee ($450) by June 30, 2020, at midnight. Teams with unpaid fees on July 1, 2020, will lose their spot in the race and their non-refundable deposit. Team rosters should be finalized by July 26, 2020. All fees are non-refundable and there is a 5.5% processing fee on all online payments.
AGE & ID REQUIREMENTS
All runners must be 21 years old or older to participate in the Ville to Ville Extreme Relay and proper identification will be required during packet pick-up to verify age.
Be creative, but keep it classy. Your team name will appear in lots of public places, so make sure it is one that would make your mother proud. You will submit your team name during registration, but it can be changed until July 26, 2020.
Ultra Male (3 runners, 1-3 males)
Ultra Female (3 runners, all female)
Open Co-ed (minimum of 2 females)
Open Male ( all male team or all males plus 1 female)
Open Female (all females)
Masters Male (all male team or all males plus 1 female, all members 40+)
Masters Female (all females, all members 40+)
Masters Co-ed (minimum of 2 females, all members 40+)
Each team will have a team captain (we will initially use the name and contact info of the person registering.) We will provide regular race information and updates for the team captain on our Captain Resources page and through monthly email newsletters.
In order to make it to the post-race party in one day, it is mandatory to have a team pace of 10:30 minutes per mile or less. This doesn’t mean that everyone on the team has to run at this pace, but it does mean that if you have slower team members, you will need faster team members to keep your team on track.
You will estimate a team pace when you register your team with an average min/mile pace for all runners on the entire course. For a 6-person team, each runner will run twice between 3-9 miles, so a 10K time average would be expected. Final team pace estimates will be due by July 26, 2020.
CANCELLATION / WEATHER
This is a rain or shine event. The race director has the right to change the course or change the event in case of inclement weather. More details on our weather policy can be found in our Guidebook.