Saturday, Dec 7, 2024 @ 8:00 AM
Registration closes: Wed, Dec 4 @ 11:59PM ET

Lake Norman State Park 30K & 50K Trail Race


Come out and join us for the seventh annual Lake Norman State Park Trail Race! This race offers two options, a 30K and 50K length event. Both events will offer a 10 hour cut off time, the 30K will pass 2 aid stations and the 50K will pass 4 aid stations. This race consists of smooth rolling single track trails with no repeat loops so you will never see the same thing twice! Whether this is your first trail race, or your looking to set a PR, you will love this course! All participants that register by November 13th will receive a long sleeve shirt. Space will be limited so register soon!

Packet Pick Up will begin at 7:00 am on race day.

Course Description

30K Runners: You will start in the field behind the Visitors Center, then proceed and enter Laurel Loop, cross over Wildlife Road to enter Wildlife Loop, Fallstown Loop, and Fox Loop. Once these loops are complete you will cross back over Wildlife Road to complete the remaining section of Laurel Loop before returning back to the start/finish line behind the Visitors Center. All loops will be completed in counterclockwise direction, opposite way of bike traffic. The 30K course has approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain.

50K Runners: You will start and race with the 30K runners along the same route, then you will continue on to Hawk Loop, Hicks Creek Loop, Norwood Creek Loop, and Monbo Loop before returning back to finish Hawk Loop and Laurel Loop before reaching the finish line in the field behind the Visitors Center. All loops will be completed in counterclockwise direction, opposite way of bike traffic. The 50K course has approximately 1,800 feet of elevation gain.

Aid Stations

The aid stations will be fully stocked serving water, Mountain Dew, Coke, Ginger Ale, and Tailwind. Food will also be available at all aid stations. Food will consist of sandwiches, cookies, oranges, bananas, Hammer Gels, chips, and other snacks.

Aid station # 1 will be located at the entrance and exit of Wildlife Loop (all distances will pass this aid station twice) at approx Mile 6.3 and Mile 14.3. Hydration Station will be located on the 50K course at approx Mile 18 and Aid Station #2 before entering Monbo Loop at approx Mile 24.2. Plenty of food will be waiting for you at the finish line!


All participants who complete the entire duration of their selected event will receive a special finishers metal when they cross the finish line. There will be special awards for 1st place overall male and female for both events as well as 1st place male and female Masters award. All results will be posted to Ultra Sign Up and Ultrarunning Magazine.


Volunteers are always in need. Please click the volunteer tab if you are interested in volunteering for this event. Volunteers will receive a free shirt, and volunteers who help out for 4 hours or longer will receive a free entry into next years event.


Pictures will be taken on the course during the race and at the finish line. A link including all photos taken during the event will be emailed to all registered runners the following week of the race.

Refund Policy

This event will go on rain or shine. Refund policy: No refunds, bib transfers, or deferrals. No exceptions.

Event's current local time: 4:29 PM ET


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