New Year’s Resolution Runs

January 1, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park (5K & 10K)

Hosted by
Friends of the Valdese Rec
Valdese Parks and Rec Dept
Draughn High School

Proceeds go to
Amenities at Valdese Lakeside Park

Register: UltraSignup – 2020 or Mail in Race Application 2020 or at 8-8:30am Day of Race

First 100 registered runners get a pair of feetures running socks.

Location: Draughn High School – 709 Lovelady Rd NE, Valdese, NC 28690 – Student Parking Lot – after passing gate house, turn right to get to parking area

Packet Pickup and Registration: 8:00-8:45 am

Race Time: 9:00 am – 5K & 10K start at same time

Rain or Shine

Start 2020 with a challenge as you tackle the trails of the new Valdese Lakeside Park in our second annual 5 & 10K trail runs. If you are new to or wary of trails, don’t be too concerned. These are not technical trails with lots of rocks and roots to dodge. While there are some hills to tackle and you should always watch where you are going, the trails will mostly be pretty smooth. Note: if there is a lot of rain or snow leading up to the event, they could be muddy, so be prepared to bring shoes you don’t mind dirtying.

We will have preview runs to allow you to get a feel for the course and what to expect. Our aim is to make it challenging but manageable for virtually any fitness level and to allow more people to experience our new park and learn about what the future holds in terms of its development.

Practice Runs/Walks – Meet at Valdese Lakeside Park – Thursdays – Dec 12, 19, 26 at 4:30 pm

Awards – Medals for top finishers (male and female) in age categories – by 5 year increments (ages 15-79). Otherwise 14 and under; 80 and over. 8×10 plaques for 1-3 Overall Male and Female.

Perks – T-shirt for those who register by December 1st. First 100 registered runners get a pair of feetures running socks. Goody bags for first 100 registered. Light breakfast while waiting for award ceremony. (Bags by Farris Insurance, Stadium Cups from Zimmerman Realty)

Get a team together — any type group – business, church, civic group, friends, family!! Walkers or Runners. Why Participate as a Group?

-Friendly competition among businesses, churches, civic groups, families, friends
-Exposure (set up a table of materials at gathering area)
-Supporting a town attraction (proceeds go to park)
-Bragging rights
-Promotes health and wellness in your group
-Creates camaraderie (train together for even more togetherness) and boosts morale

***Consider wearing team shirts or costumes


Course following Colored Map

5K – Draughn parking, right on road to blue without the point, right on green toward “future bridge” but turn left on yellow, left on red, right at big rocks, right on road, left to Draughn

10K – Draughn parking, right on road to blue without the point, right on green toward “future bridge” but turn left on red. Then turn left and come down yellow. Right on green then right on red. Stay on red all the way to its end then turn right on green, all the way back and turn left on blue, then back to Draughn.

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Race Director: Mark Rostan
Course Manager: Ray Burris

2019 Results