Friends of the Valdese Rec invites you to start 2019 with a challenge and tackle the trails of the new Valdese Lakeside Park in our inaugural 5 & 10K trail runs. If you are new to or wary of trails, don't be too concerned. These are not technical trails with lots of rocks and roots to dodge. While there are some long hills to tackle and you should always watch where you are going, the trails will mostly be pretty smooth. Note: if there is a lot of rain or snow leading up to the event, they could be muddy, so be prepared to bring shoes you don't mind dirtying.
Local time: 2:02 PM
In the weeks and months leading up to the event, we'll have some group training runs at a leisurely pace, to allow you to get a feel for the course and what to expect. Our aim is to make it a challenging but manageable event for you to kick off the new year with and to allow more people to experience our new park and learn about what the future holds in terms of its development.