New Year’s Resolution Runs

Run the Trails5K & 10K Trail Runs 2022 (To kick off 2023)
Valdese Lakeside Park
Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 9am

Register Online

Thanks to our sponsors: Catawba Valley Staffing, Los Compadres, Foothills Mulch & Stone, Mow-Town Landscaping/Lawncare, SAFT, College Pines

Friends of the Valdese Rec invites you to start 2023 (on Dec 31 2022) with a challenge and tackle the trails of Valdese Lakeside Park in our annual 5 & 10K trail runs. This year, we’ll have a new section of greenway and new trails to test you. Some of these trails are technical single track with roots and rocks and occasional ruts. There are also some good climbs and descents. One thing’s for certain, you won’t get bored! These are the only 5 or 10K trail runs in Burke County (that we know of). Forget about setting your 5 or 10K personal record. Just come out to kick off the new year with a physical challenge!

Note: if there is a lot of rain or snow leading up to the event, they could be muddy.

Our aim is to make it a challenging but manageable event for you to kick off the new year with and to introduce people to our park, show them the newly completed phase one amenities, and learn about what the future holds in terms of its development.

December 31, 2022 – 9:00 am
Tackle the Trails at Valdese Lakeside Park (5K & 10K)

Proceeds go to
Valdese Lakeside Park Fund

Register: $25 – Register Online or Race Mail in Form 2022 (Dec 20 thru Day of Race – $30); Race Day Registration

Hosted by
Friends of the Valdese Rec
Valdese Parks

Location: Valdese Lakeside Park – 1149 Lake Rhodhiss Dr NE, Valdese, NC 28690

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

Race Time: 9:00 am – 5K & 10K start at same time; 10:30 1-mile fun run

Rain or Shine

Awards – Medals for top 2 finishers (male and female) in age categories – by 5 year increments (ages 15-69). Otherwise 14 and under; 70 and over.

Perks – T-shirt for those who register by December 19th.

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

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Race Director: Mark Rostan
Course Manager: Ray Burris

5K Route (not confirmed yet)-

Parking Lot
1st left – Red Outer Loop (to open green)
1st right – Red Road
2nd Left – Trail in Progress
follow until Orange (on right)
Orange turns into purple (Hoyle Creek Trail)
back to parking lot via trails

10K Route (not confirmed yet)
Parking lot to Waste Water Fence
around loop
far red – left
pink (was tan)
red, SAFT reroute, existing red
new red reroute/trail in progress
follow until Orange (on right)
Orange turns into purple (Hoyle Creek Trail)
back to parking lot via trails