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The 22nd Annual Valentine Run 5K begins at beautiful Lake Tomahawk Park and visits two of the Black Mountain's Greenways. The course offers several challenging hills and ample flats to gain ground and time! The final 1/2 mile follows the gravel path around the lake and finishes at the Lakeview Center. Enter as a two person team or go solo. All participants are included in the Overall and Age Group awards.
50% of all registration fees will be donated back to the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth, and Families
Two Person Teams: Kick off Valentine’s Day week with a run with your sweetheart. Married Couples compete in one of four categories based on total age: Silver (80 & under), Gold (81-99), Platinum (100 - 119), and Titanium (120 & Over).
Not married? Run with your Mom, Dad, friend, neighbor, or a stranger. Any two people can be a team. Everyone can be on a team. Awards go to the quickest 5K team in the following divisions: Husband/Wife (four categories) , Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother, Sister/Brother, & Open (any couple) - M/F, M/M, & F/F. Team scoring is based on the combined times of the two teammates. The teammates run at their own pace and do not have to run together. Team members are also included in the solo Overall and Age Group results and scoring.
5K Individual Awards & Age Groups: Awards will go to the top three M/F overall and to the top three M/F finishers in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+
Prizes: 1st M/F: New pair of shoes from Mountain Running Company ($140)
2nd M/F: $75 gift card to Mountain Running Company [Asheville, Black Mountain, Boone]
3rd M/F: $50 gift card to Take a Hike Outfitters [Black Mountain]
The 💖💖Spirit Award 💖💖will go to the solo competitor and team with the most 💖💖 Valentine Spirit 💖💖. So remember this theme as you choose your running apparel for the race!
Friday - Feb 11th
4:30-6:30PM - Early Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration at the venue - Lakeview Center - Lake Tomahawk Park (address below) - Black Mountain, NC.
Saturday - Feb 12th
8:00 – 9:30AM – Packet Pick Up & onsite registration
9:30AM - START Kid's Fun Run
10:00AM – START Valentine Run 5K
11:00AM - Approx start of Awards
Sunday Feb 13th
2:00PM – In the event of inclement weather in the greater Black Mountain metropolitan area on Race day Saturday - the Valentine 5K may be moved to Sunday.. Follow us on Facebook for weather updates.
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