October 13 , 2018

Run For Great Futures!

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Counting finished!


Runners, please take our post-race survey. Everyone who participated in the 2013 Trailblazer Challenge is encouraged to participate.  

Registration Coming Soon

We are currently in the planning stages of our 2014 Trailblazer Triple Challenge and working towards improving our registration process. We will soon have a paper registration loaded on to our site and hope to utilize online registration this year. Please be patient with us during this time and thank you for your support.

The race will go on!

Due to the recent government shutdown many parts of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are closed until further notice. This closure includes Leatherwood Ford, the planned finishing area for our 13 Mile Backcountry race. If the situation is not resolved before the day of the race, the race will go on.  […]


If you would like to volunteer to assist with the TrailBlazer Challenge, please contact BGC Development Staff Christin Neal ( or Rachel Moore ( at 423-286-9500. We always appreciate support of our events and our mission! Volunteers will be needed at water/aide stations and to assist at the start and finish lines.


Sponsors of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland Plateau’s first TrailBlazer Triple Challenge are welcomed and appreciated. Mile marker sponsorships start at $100, and sponsorship levels continue up to platinum sponsors ($1,000). For more information and a sponsorship form, click here.

The history of the O&W

More about the route along which runners will race. Reprinted from a 2005 edition of the Independent Herald newspaper in Oneida. From the top of a dead pine, hundreds of feet above the O&W railbed near Oneida, a buzzard looks the part of a sentry as he watches all that ventures down the historic roadbed that was once a […]


All runners must pre-register. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than Saturday, Oct. 4. No late or race day registrations will be accepted. The cost is $30 for the 13-mile backcountry race, $25 for the 10K run and $20 for the 5K run. Register for the Triple Challenge (all three) for $65 and save […]