2019 Big Run Course Map & Details

Date: 07/15/2019

BIg-Run-Course-Map.jpgThe Big Run Around the Mountain Half Marathon starts and ends at Bigrock Mountain Ski Area in Mars Hill. Here are some course and event details that you might find helpful.


The map above shows the roads you will travel on. Someone will be at each intersection to point you in the right direction, and arrows will also be painted on the roadway. Just remember that the mountain and windmills should always be on your right!

Bathroom Facilities

Bathroom facilities are available in the lodge both pre- and post-race. Along the course, there will be porta potties at about mile 6.

Water Stations/Refreshments

  • Pre-Race: Water, breakfast bars, granola bars

  • Race: There will be water and/or Gatorade stations along the course. One station about midway will also have orange and watermelon slices.

  • Post-Race: Water and fruit at the finish line


We will have a first aid tent at Bigrock, and a trained first aid provider will travel along the route to provide assistance should there be an injury or need of medical attention.

Participants who cannot finish the course can either call a number that will be provided for a pick up, or simply stop at a water station and ask them to request a ride for you. There will be a course sweeper to ensure no one is left behind.