Printable Driving & Crew Directions
Directions to Camp Blue Ridge (Start) from I-81
  • The address is: 529 Old Mill Road, Montebello, Virginia 24464
  • I-81 to Exit 205 (Raphine/Steeles Tavern)
  • East on Hwy 606 to Hwy 11
  • Left on Hwy 11 for 200 yds, right on Hwy 56 for 8½ miles to Montebello
  • Left at post office in Montebello on Hwy 667
  • Camp entrance is first right. GPS use is not advised. The Camp phone is 540-377-2413
Directions to Skylark- Finish
  • Skylark is located at mile marker 25 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • The address is 24981 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Raphine, VA 24472
  • You can reach the Blue Ridge Parkway by taking exit 99 from I-64
  • From exit 99, go southbound on the Blue Ridge Parkway to mile post 25
  • You can also reach the Blue Ridge Parkway from I-81 by following directions above
  • Once you reach the Blue Ridge Parkway from Hwy 56, take the exit for the Blue Ridge Parkway and go northbound for about 1 mile
Directions to Whetstone North (off the Blue Ridge Parkway) from Camp Blue Ridge- 2.5 miles
  • Watch for runners on the road. Exit Camp Blue Ridge from Old Mill Road
  • Left on Route 667, Fork Mountain Lane
  • Immediate right on Hwy 56, Crabtree Falls Hwy
  • Left on Route 603, Irish Creek Road
  • Right on Route 813, Whetstone Ridge Rd
  • Cross the Blue Ridge Parkway (watch for runners) and park at the Ranger station. The Whetstone trailhead will be on your right.
Directions to Skylark from Whetstone North- 8.8 miles
  • From the Ranger station, make a left on the Blue Ridge Parkway traveling northbound on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Watch for runners on the road
  • After 4 miles, you will see a large tree farm on your right: this is Skylark
  • Make a right at the entrance and follow the parking signs
  • To reach the pond, park your car in the designated parking area
  • Walk downhill on the paved road: the residence will be above you on the right
  • Follow the course markings and signs to the pond
  • The finish line is located on top of the mountain by the residence
  • Please no dogs at Skylark
Directions to Slacks Overlook from Skylark- 5 miles
  • Exit Skylark and make a right (northbound) on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Watch for runners on the road
  • After 5 miles, you will arrive at the Slacks Overlook
  • The parking lot is on your left
  • Please do not block the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park only in designated areas. If you must park in the grass, always make sure all 4 wheels are off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Directions to White Rock Gap from Skylark- 2 miles
  • This is a crew access only and not an aid station
  • Exit the Slacks Overlook and make a left (northbound) on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Watch for runners on the road
  • After 2 miles, you will arrive at White Rock Gap
  • The gravel parking lot is on your left
  • Please do not block the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park only in designated areas. If you must park in the grass, always make sure all 4 wheels are off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Directions to Mills Creek Reservoir from White Rock Gap- 8.8 miles
  • Make a left on the Blue Ridge Parkway (northbound)
  • Stay on the BRPW for 2.2 miles
  • At Love Gap, make a left on Route 814. Stay on Route 814 for 3.8 miles
  • Stay straight on Route 664, Mt Torrey Rd
  • You will pass the entrance to Sherando Lake. Continue on Rt 664 for another 5 miles
  • You will see a general store/gas station on your left that advertises guns and shrimps. Continue 0.1 mile beyond the store
  • Left onto Coal Rd. Look for the “Big Levels” National Forest sign
  • Drive on Coal Road for about 0.5 miles
  • Park in the first parking area on your left, which is called Turkey Pen
  • Walk across the gate on the jeep road (dirt road) for about 0.5 miles
  • The aid station will be located on your right
Directions to Skylark (finish) from Mills Creek Reservoir- 21 miles
  • Walk back to the Turkey Pen parking area
  • Make a right on Coal Road and drive back to Route 664
  • Make a right on Rt 664, Mt Torrey Rd
  • At the intersection of Route 664 and Route 814, stay right on Route 814
  • Stay straight onto Route 814, Love Road
  • Make a right on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Watch for runners on the road. They will be running on the Blue Ridge Parkway and crossing it several times
  • Stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the entrance of Skylark
  • Make a left into Skylark. Please no dogs at Skylark. Follow the parking signs

100k Trail Race

Point-to-point course starting at Camp Blue Ridge and ending at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge. The course has 7,202 feet of gain and 6,947 feet of loss and it's 80% single track trail and double track trails with 10% on gravel and 10% on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The course is 63.5 miles long

The time limit for the 100k is 19:30 hours. The race starts at 6:00am at Camp Blue Ridge. There will be a shuttle from the finish (Skylark) to the start (Camp Blue Ridge) on race morning. Click HERE for the shuttle information.

50k Trail Race

Point-to-point course starting at Camp Blue Ridge and ending at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge. The course has 5,131 feet of gain and 4,374 feet of loss and it's 80% single track trail and double track trails with 10% on gravel and 10% on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The course is 34.3 miles long.

The time limit for the 50k is 10:00 hours. The race starts at 6:00am at Camp Blue Ridge. There will be a shuttle from the finish (Skylark) to the start (Camp Blue Ridge) on race morning. Click HERE for the shuttle information.

25k Trail Race

A loop course starting and ending at Skylark Nature Preserve and Lodge. The course has 3,153 feet of gain and 3,153 feet of loss and it's 70% single track trail and double track trails with 10% on gravel and 20% on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The course is 17.5 miles long.

The race starts at 9:00am at Skylark Nature Preserve.

Course Markings

The course is very well marked. However, please familiarize yourself with the general course layout. If you get lost, please retrace your steps to the location where you initially got lost and pick up the course from there. Unless instructed during the race briefing, you should go no more than 1/4 mile without seeing a marker.

Details

  • Orange Surveyor Flags
  • Orange Chalk
  • Orange Arrows on Stakes
  • The road portions, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, will have cones
  • Critical turns will have specific signs, such as "25k LEFT, 50k & 100k STRAIGHT"
  • The night portion of the course will be marked with reflective surveyor flags. These will shine with your headlamp

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