ORAMM Spectators

We encourage your friends and family members to cheer you on during the race and have maps available for them at the registration area.

Please take note, spectators are allowed at Rest Stops 1/4 & 2 ONLY. Do not have your support meet you on the Blue Ridge Parkway or you will be disqualified.

We have had issues with parking in the past at the rest stop locations, so will be enforcing parking guidelines to ensure a safe event for all involved.

Rest Stop 1/4

  • Spectators will need to park in the back of the Brookside Baptist Church parking lot. Follow signage and parking assistant.
  • Please do not park on the road! There is plenty of parking in the grassy field behind the church.
  • Please be considerate and respectful as church will be in session during the race.

Rest Stop 2

  • Spectators will need to park on Curtis Creek Road with all wheels OFF the road so as to not cause interference with regular traffic.
  • Do not park on the dirt road leading to the rest stop area or in the recreation area parking lot.
  • We are required by the Forest Service to keep the recreation parking area open for other users of the forest.
  • Walk down the road and through the recreation area to a grassy field on the left which will host the Rest Stop.
Area Map

2016-ORAMM-SpectatorMap

Directions to ORAMM Rest Stop 1/4

From the Gateway Museum in Downtown Old Fort:

  • Turn LEFT on Highway 70/W Main St.
  • Turn RIGHT on Old US Highway 70 towards Andrew’s Geyser.
  • You will travel for a few miles and eventually see the Kitsuma Picnic Area on your left.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Mill Creek Road.
  • You will travel for another 2.5 miles or so passing Andrew’s Geyser. Mill Creek Road will turn left into gravel.
  • Stay STRAIGHT/Veer RIGHT on Graphite Road.
  • There will be an assistant and signage directing you to park in the BACK of the church parking lot. Please keep in mind Church is in session during the race.

Directions to ORAMM Rest Stop 2

From the Gateway Museum in Downtown Old Fort:

  • Turn RIGHT on Highway 70/E Main St.
  • Travel for 1.8 miles.
  • Turn LEFT on Curtis Creek Road.
  • The Rest Stop location will be 1.4 miles up on your left.
  • You will need to park on Curtis Creek Road, with ALL wheels off the road and not blocking the entrance to the recreation area.
  • You cannot access the rest stop by car directly and will need to walk a short distance on the gravel road down to the grassy field where the rest stop is located.
  • You cannot park in the recreation area parking lot as this area is to remain open for other users of the forest.
  • Sandwich boards will assist you in finding the rest stop location.