This 5K Road Race begins at beautiful Lake Tomahawk Park and visits three of the Town's Greenway's. The course will provide several challenging hills, with ample flats to gain ground and time! The final 1/2 mile will allow runners to turn it on as you travel around Lake Tomahawk, ending on the East end of the property. This 15th Annual Valentine Run allows racers to enter as teams if you like or make a go of it solo.
Awards will go to the first finisher and runner up overall (male & female) and to the top three finishers in the following age groups. The "Spirit Award" will go to the competitor with the most Valentine spirit. So remember this theme as you choose your running apparel for the race!
Proceeds benefit Black Mountain Rec & Parks Youth Sports programs.
There will be a Wellness Expo offered downstairs of the Lakeview Community Center during the event, providing yoga stretches for runners, chiropractic services, a booth by Earth Fare and Health Ridge Pharmacy.
The 5K begins and ends at scenic Lake Tomahawk. Traveling east from Lake Tomahawk on Laurel Circle to First Street crossing Montreat Road, running to & on the Flat Creek Greenway, back down Flat Creek Road, returning to Lake Tomahawk with a partial loop around the lake to a straight away finish. The quiet, tree lined streets & greenways are some of the most peaceful places in town to run.
The Kids ½ mile Fun Run course is on the trail around Lake Tomahawk, beginning by the tennis courts at 9:00 a.m. This route eliminates all traffic and allows kids to run freely.
Packet pick up will take place at the Lakeview Center (at Lake Tomahawk), Friday, February 7th 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Race Day 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Download a registration PDF.
RAIN/SNOW Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteers and Sponsors welcome. Please contact the BMRP Office at 828-669-2052.
This is a 2014 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix event.