Lake Norman State Park Six Hour Endurance Run
Join us at Lake Norman State Park for another great event the Lake Norman State Park Six Hour Endurance Run. This event will be held rain or shine from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The endurance run 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.
This route combines the Lake Shore Trail with the Short Turn Trail to provide a great loop with a distance of 4.0 miles while still running along the shoreline of Lake Norman which provides gorgeous views. This trail consist of varied terrain, mix of flat well groomed trails along with sections of roots, rocks, steps, and bridges (runnable course on rolling trails, approx. 277 ft of gain per loop). Each loop will begin and end at the Start/Finish line which will be located at the end of Shortleaf Drive so you'll have easy access to an aid station, drop bag, and bathroom after finishing each loop. Total course loop is 4 miles.
There will be one fully stocked aid station along the course serving water, Mountain Dew, Coke, Ginger Ale, and Tailwind. Food will consist of sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit and pre-packaged items. Hammer Gels will be provided. Pizza will be available during and after the run as well.
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 which will be passed every 4 miles.
Divisions and Rules
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.
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 1st place male and female Masters award. All results will be posted to UltraSignup 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: 6:14 PM