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Valentine Run 5K & Kids Fun Run

February 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am
Black Mountain, NC: Lake Tomahawk Park
401 Laurel Circle Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711
5K $25 until Feb 8th. $30 after Feb 8th & onsite. Free Kids Fun Run
Black Mountain Recreation & Parks

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.


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.