*** FIRST 50 REGISTERED RUNNERS GET A PAIR OF FEETURES! RUNNING SOCKS! (Socks were donated so size/gender availability is limited)
Local time: 9:38 AM
NEW COURSES FOR 2022 SO PLEASE READ!
The Friends of the Valdese Rec invites you to start 2022 with a challenge and tackle the trails of Valdese Lakeside Park in our annual 5 & 10K trail runs. This year, we'll have a new section of greenway and some new trails to test you. Some of these trails are technical single track with roots and rocks and occasional ruts. There are also some good climbs and descents. One thing's for certain, you won't get bored! These are some of the few trail (only?) 5 or 10Ks in Burke County. Forget about setting your 5 or 10K personal record. Just come out to kick off the new year with a physical challenge!
Note: if there is a lot of rain or snow leading up to the event, they could be muddy.
In the weeks and leading up to the event, we'll try to have some group training runs at a various paces, to allow you to get a feel for the course and what to expect. Watch our Facebook page for details. Our aim is to make it a challenging but manageable event for you to kick off the new year with and to introduce people our park, show them the newly completed phase one amenities, and learn about what the future holds in terms of its development.