Blue Ridge Conservancy’s 12th Annual Mayview Madness run drew a record number of runners and walkers to Blowing Rock’s historic Mayview neighborhood on October 22. The weather was perfect and the autumn colors spectacular as 200 participants wound their way through the neighborhood enjoying beautiful views of the John’s River Gorge, historic homes and Grandfather Mountain.
Blue Ridge Conservancy is deeply grateful to our sponsors, technical supporters, and loyal participants. In addition to many important and generous sponsors, BRC received technical support from several local resources. Pirate Race Productions assisted staff and volunteers in organizing the event and coordinating logistical needs. John Weaver, Director of Track and Cross Country at Appalachian State University, donated his time and expertise by providing race timing services and promptly posting finish times for participants. Zap Fitness of Bowing Rockprovided expertise not only for operation of the event, but by hosting weekly running clinics leading up to the event. The clinics educated participants on long-term personal fitness including running techniques and diet. Katie Langley, a local photographer and long-time supporter of BRC, donated her expertise by photographing the event. Katie’s beautiful photos can be viewed on BRC’s website and Facebook page.
After the race, Stick Boy Bakery treated racers with delicious baked goods and their unique “baked medals” for winners of each event category. And Cobb Milner and the friendly staff atBistro Roca hosted our finish line and post-race awards ceremony. BRC thanks Stick Boy andBistro Roca for their support of local land protection and for all they do to enhance our community.
Thanks to Stuart Mangum and mPrints Screenprinting of Boone for providing our race shirts. Stuart and his company have provided many years generous support to BRC.