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Valentine Run 5K & Kids Fun Run

facebookThe 17th Annual Valentine Run 5K begins at beautiful Lake Tomahawk Park and visits three of the Town’s Greenways. The course will offers several challenging hills and ample flats to gain ground and time! The final 1/2 mile will allow runners to turn it on the gravel path around Lake Tomahawk, ending at the Lakeview Center. Enter as a two person team or go solo. All participants are included in the Overall and Age Group results.

Individual Awards & Age Groups:  Awards will go to the top three (3x) Overall male & female finishers and top three (3x) male & female finishers in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up. Check out the 2015 OA and AG results.

Two Person Teams: Kick off Valentines Day with a run with your sweetheart. Husband/Wife teams compete in one of three categories based on total age: Silver (80 & Under), Gold (81 – 99), Platinum (100 +).   Not married? Run with Mom, Dad, neighbor or even your annoying kid brother.  Any Two People can be a Team. Awards go to the top team in the following categoriesMother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother, Brother/Sister, and Open – any two runners. Check out the 2015 Team resultsV5KBrokenHearts

The Spirit Award will go to the 5K competitor with the most Valentine spirit. So remember this theme as you choose your running apparel for the race!

Kids Fun Run: Always a favorite the Kids ½ mile Fun Run take one lap around Lake Tomahawk. The path is traffic free and monitored by race volunteers allowing kids to run freely with or without an adult support crew. All children participating will receive Valentine Fun Run signature medals. We encourage kids to wear Valentine costumes, as the “Spirit Award” will be given to the most outrageous outfit. The Kids Fun Run Starts at 9:00AM and is Free. We do ask that they register online by Feb 12th or onsite by 8:30AM on race day.

Registration: Online registration is available at RunSignUp.comSign Up Register by December 14, 2015 = $20 : Register by February 10, 2016 = $25 : After Feb 11th & onsite = $30. Download a 2016 Valentine 5K Application here or pick one up an area retailer.

Sponsors: A huge Thank You to our 2016 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: StateFarm – Jerry Morris – Agent

Silver Level:  Gentle Family Dentistry

Bronze Level: Black Mountain Family EyecareGreyBeard Reality, Parameter Generation & Control 

Friend LevelGreenspan Wellness Center, Renewing Smiles – Mark Kleive DDSSunshine Pharmacy and Health

Prize Supporters: The following local/regional merchants have generously supplied wonderful products or services in support of the 2016 Valentine 5K: 

Black Mountain Recreation & Parks

Black Mountain NewsBlue Moon Water, Chick-fil-A, Dynamite Roasting Co.,  Happy Body Fitness & WellnessMassage Envy

The Valentine 5K & Kids Fun Run is presented by the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Department supporting their Youth Sports Programs.

We are thrilled to have been selected by the Asheville Track Club to be a 2016 ATC Grand Prix event.

Schedule:

Friday Feb 12th

4:30-6:30PM – Early Packet Pick Up & Registration @ Lakeview Center

Saturday Feb 13th

7:30 – 9:00AM – Packet Pick Up & onsite registration

8:30 – 11:30AM – Health & Wellness Expo

9:00AM – START Kids Fun Run

9:30AM – START 17th Annual Valentine Run 5K

Sunday Feb 14th
2:00PM – In the event of inclement weather. Follow us on facebook for updates.

Directions to Race:
From I-40: Take Exit 64 and turn north onto NC-9/Broadway, at the third light turn left onto US 70/W State Street, travel approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Cragmont Rd (CVS is on the left), in about 400 yds bare right onto Rhododendron Ave. The Lake Tomahawk parking lot is on the left.

Course Map: Check out the route on MapMyRun

Timing: The 17th Annual Valentine Run 5K will be professionally timed by Event Mercenaries utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag system.

Valentine Run 5K & Kids Fun Run

facebookThe 16th Annual Valentine Run 5K begins at beautiful Lake Tomahawk Park and visits three of the Town’s Greenways. The course will offers several challenging hills and ample flats to gain ground and time! The final 1/2 mile will allow runners to turn it on the gravel path around Lake Tomahawk, ending on the East end of the property. Enter as a two person team or go solo. All participants are included in the OA and AG results.

Individual Awards & Age Groups:  Awards will go to the top three (3x) Overall male & female finishers and top three (3x) male & female finishers in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up. Check out the 2014 OA and AG results.

Two Person Teams: Kick off Valentines Day with a run with your sweetheart. Husband/Wife teams compete in one of three categories based on total age: Silver (80 & Under), Gold (81 – 99), Platinum (100 +).   Not married? Run with Mom, Dad, neighbor or even your annoying kid brother.  Any Two People can be a Team. Awards go to the top team in the following categoriesMother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother, Brother/Sister, and Open – any two runners. Check out the 2014 Team resultsV5KBrokenHearts

The Spirit Award will go to the 5K competitor with the most Valentine spirit. So remember this theme as you choose your running apparel for the race!

Kids Fun Run: Always a favorite the Kids ½ mile Fun Run take one lap around Lake Tomahawk. The path is traffic free and monitored by race volunteers allowing kids to run freely with or without an adult support crew. All children participating will receive Valentine Fun Run signature medals. We encourage kids to wear Valentine costumes, as the “Spirit Award” will be given to the most outrageous outfit. The Kids Fun Run Starts at 9:00AM and is Free. We do ask that they register online by Feb 13th or onsite by 8:30AM on race day.

Registration: Online registration is available at imATHLETE.com.  Register by December 14, 2014 = $20 : Register by February 8th = $25 : After Feb 8th & onsite = $30. Download a Paper Application here or pick one up an area retailer.

Sponsors: A huge Thank You to our 2015 sponsors Black Mountain Family Eye Care, Black Mountain Physical Therapy, Deborah Anders DDS, GreyBeard Reality, Parameter Generation & Control, Western Carolina Physical Therapy, Mark Kleive DDS, Greenspan Wellness Center, Dr. Christina Smith, OD, Black Mountain Stove & Chimney, and Jerry Morris State Farm Insurance.

Prize Supporters: The following local/regional merchants have generously supplied wonderful products or services in support of the 2015 Valentine 5K: Black Mountain News, Black Mountain Savings Bank, Blue Moon Water, Brugger’s Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Donna Gray, Dynamite Roasting Company, Gingko Tree, Hey Hey Cupcake, Pepperoni’s, and State Farm Insurance.

The Valentine 5K & Kids Fun Run is presented by the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Department supporting their Youth Sports Programs.

We are thrilled to have been selected by the Asheville Track Club to be a 2015 ATC Grand Prix event.

Schedule:

Friday Feb 13th

4:30-6:30PM – Early Packet Pick Up & Registration @ Lakeview Center

Saturday Feb 14th

7:30 – 9:00AM – Packet Pick Up & onsite registration

8:30 – 11:30AM – Health & Wellness Expo

9:00AM – START Kids Fun Run

9:30AM – START 17th Annual Valentine Run 5K

Sunday Feb 15th
2:00PM – In the event of inclement weather. Follow us on facebook for updates.

Course: Check out the course in 3D or on MapMyRun.

 
Directions to Race:
From I-40: Take Exit 64 and turn north onto NC-9/Broadway, at the third light turn left onto US 70/W State Street, travel approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Cragmont Rd (CVS is on the left), in about 400 yds bare right onto Rhododendron Ave. The Lake Tomahawk parking lot is on the left.

 Timing: The 16th Annual Valentine Run 5K will be professionally timed by Event Mercenaries utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag system.

Sourwood 5K & Cheshire Pump & Run

facebook 2016 marks the 28th running of the Sourwood 5K, a premiere road run/walk held August 13th in conjunction with the Sourwood Festival. Also returning this year is the Cheshire Pump & Run where participants earn deductions off their 5K times for doing bench presses pre-race. Both events are held at the Cheshire Fitness Club in Black Mountain.2014Pump004

The well marked/supervised 5K course features rolling hills, shade, three aid stations and lots of fun.

Race organizers are hosting a practice run each Tuesday night in July and August until the Tuesday prior to the race. The free practices start at 5:30 p.m. following the exact course of the Sourwood 5K. Athletes of any pace or experience are welcome to join this free 5K group run starting at the Cheshire Fitness Club. No registration is required but reservations are suggested – we don’t want to leave without you.

Check out the event website – www.Sourwood5k.com – for event info, on-line registration, Pump & Run rules, and course maps. Paper applications can be picked up at Cheshire and area merchants or downloaded here . Call 828-669-1902 or email info@Sourwood5K.com for additional questions and/or information on sponsorship opportunities.

 USATF Certified Course

  USATF Certified Course (NC14102DF) [PDF]

 

 

 

 

 

Sourwood 5K & Cheshire Pump & Run

facebook 2015 marks the 27th running of the Sourwood 5K, a premiere road run/walk held August 8th in conjunction with the Sourwood Festival. Also returning this year is the Cheshire Pump & Run where participants earn deductions off their 5K times for doing bench presses pre-race. Both events are held at the Cheshire Fitness Club in Black Mountain.2014Pump004

The well marked/supervised 5K course features rolling hills, shade, three aid stations and lots of fun.

Race organizers are hosting a practice run each Tuesday night in July and August until the Tuesday prior to the race. The free practices start at 5:30 p.m. following the exact course of the Sourwood 5K. Athletes of any pace or experience are welcome to join this free 5K group run starting at the Cheshire Fitness Club. No registration is required but reservations are suggested – we don’t want to leave without you.

Check out the event website – www.Sourwood5k.com – for event info, on-line registration, Pump & Run rules, and course maps. Paper applications can be picked up at Cheshire and area merchants or downloaded here . Call 828-669-1902 or email info@Sourwood5K.com for additional questions and/or information on sponsorship opportunities.

 USATF Certified Course

2015 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix presented by NEO Snacks

2015 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix presented by NEO Snacks

  USATF Certified Course (NC14102DF) [PDF]

 

 

 

 

 

Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Youth 1 Mile Fun Run

Your participation in the 19th Annual YMCA of Catawba Valley’s Turkey Trot 5/10K Run/Walk and Youth Fun Run will help support kids and families in Catawba County by helping to make YMCA programs and services accessible to those who would otherwise be able to afford the full cost of services. This family fun day is hosted by the YMCA of Catawba Valley.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

Saturday – October 28th:  Last day of early registration

Thursday – November 21st 3-6 PM: GROUP Packet Pick Up. Contact person must pick up all the packets at this time in the Teen Center.

Friday – November 22nd 3-6 PM: INDIVIDUAL packet pick up in the Teen Center.

Saturday – November 23rd 7-8 AM: Race Day Registration

 

Race Day Schedule:

7:00 – 8:00  Onsite registration and packet pick-up.

8:30 START Youth Fun Run [Ages 4 to 12] [Outdoor Track] The Fun Run is Free. However we do ask that you register.

9:00 START 10k Run/Walk [In front of YMCA]

9:05 START 5k Run/Walk [In front of YMCA]

11:00 AWARDS Ceremony [CO Miller Teen Center]

Age Groups & Awards:

Turkey to the Top Overall Male & Female 5 & 10K Winners

Trophies to the Top Three Overall Male & Female 5K & 10K Winners

Awards to the Top Three Male & Female Age Group Winners:

9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 +

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