Get Outside Mountain Relay is produced by Get Outside Events, LLC. Headed up by Donny and Wendy McCall, Get Outside Events was created to be a company to produce events in the High Country of North Carolina, focusing initially on Alleghany County. Donny and Wendy have produced and helped with 5k and 10k events over the years, but felt there was a need to have a company that could help pool resources together and market all the events of the county under one umbrella. And it has to start somewhere.
Get Outside Mountain Relay is the first event by Get Outside Events, LLC, but it has been 8 years in the making. Donny and Wendy have run relays, 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons since 2008. Donny would make mental notes of what worked and what didn't at different events. Since his desire to produce events around Alleghany has been so strong, he wanted to produce something that would show off the people and places around his home. Point A to B relays are great, but they go by quicker than you want because you are dealing with logistics the whole time. The HUB aspect of GOMR lets the runners (Gomers) focus on having a good time in the festive atmosphere around GOMR Nation. Instead of the 5-9 hours between legs spent in vans, that time gets spent talking with all your teammates, meeting new people, sleeping, playing games, listening to music, or simply relaxing under a shade tree. For groups like F3 Nation, it means they could truly live as a nation for the weekend, camped together. And do lots of burpees!
It is a large undertaking for their first event under the Get Outside Events banner. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle. But with their support of each other and prayer, Donny and Wendy know they can put on an outstanding event. They are thankful and humbled by your desire to be a part of GOMR Nation.