Join us on Saturday March 16th at Lake Norman State Park for the Lake Norman State Park Six Hour Endurance Run & Relay. This event will be held rain or shine. We will have two divisions: individual and a three-person relay team. This event will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm. All runners who register by February 22nd will receive a free race shirt. There will also be a free pre-race giveaway with cool prizes held 15 minutes before the event starts.
This event is for both beginner and experienced runners. Run as few or as many hours as you would like or run as few or as many laps as you would like within the 6 hour time frame.
Lake Norman State Park offers campsites, fishing, access to boating, mountain biking, hiking trails and paddel boats.
This trail run is along the shore of Lake Norman and provides gorgeous views, varied terrain (runnable course with rolling trails, approx. 600 ft of gain per loop). The course will take place on the 5 mile Lake Shore Loop.
Each loop will begin and end at the Start/Finish line which will be located at the end of Shortleaf Drive so you will have easy access to an aid station, drop bag or bathroom. Total course loop is 5.2 miles.
There will be two fully stocked aid stations serving water, Mountain Dew, Coke, Ginger Ale, and Tailwind. Food will also be available at both aid stations. Food will consist of pizza, cookies, oranges, chips, pretzels and other snacks. Hammer Gels will be provided.
Space will be available at the Start/Finish line for canopies if you would like to set up your own aid station. There will also be a shelter available with picnic tables and a drop bag area. Please label your drop bag with your name or bib number.
Please bring your own hydration source to carry with you on the course.
Bathrooms are located at the Start/Finish line as well as at mile 3.1 along the course.
Divisions and Rules
There will be two divisions: individual and team (relay). Individual runners - this is your perfect opportunity to either use this event as a tune up for an upcoming 50 or 100 mile race, or just to log some good single track trail miles and not have to worry about a DNF. Team runners - this will consist of a 3-person team relay. Only one team member is to be on course at all times. Entire team does not have to be present during the entire duration of the event. Maximum number of laps per runner in the team division will be five laps. Each member of the team must complete one full lap (5.2 miles). Volunteers will be positioned at each mile marker during the last hour of the event to ensure that each runner will get credited for logging as many miles as possible up to the last minute of the event. Runners that register as a team can drop down to the individual division upon notifying the race director prior to the event.
There will be special awards for 1st place overall male and female for the individual division (most miles completed in six hours), as well as a overall Masters award. There will also be awards issued to each of the three runners for the most miles completed in the Team (relay) Division. 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 t-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.
Local time: 8:48 AM