Sat October 17, 2020 Badin, NC 28009 US Directions
Join the Uwharrie Running Club for the challenging, yet scenic, Run the Valley 5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Badin Post Office
Badin, NC US 28009

REGISTRATION FOR THE Uwharrie Running Club's  RUN THE VALLEY 5K - 8K & 1/2 Marathon is Closed.  No race day registration.  You can register at Vac & Dash on Friday.

Saturday Start Times:   Run the Valley 1/2 Marathon - 7:30 am.  Run the Valley 5K - 7:45 am   Run the Valley 8K - 8:00 pm

Packet Pick-up.  Friday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Vac & Dash 154 S. First St. Albemarle, NC   
Masks are mandatory  at Vac & Dash.  If you do not have a mask or face covering, we have them available for $1.00 each.

Saturday 6:30 am at 1 Boyden St. Badin, NC   

A few things:

1) Meagan Clavey of Massage 101 will not be at Run the Valley this year. 

She asked me to send the following: "I do have a few openings for massage tomorrow evening and saturday evening and sunday if anyone from run the valley is interested. my cell is 7044250106. text or message me on fb." 

2)  Rest Rooms - We will have port-o-johns at the start finish.  There is a port-o-john at Moonset General Store (2.3 and 10.8 mile mark) and indoor rest rooms at the top of Morrow Mountain.

3) We will have gels available at the top of Morrow Mountain and Moonset General Store.   

4) Water Stations - 1 water station for the 5K    4 water stations for the 8K    7 water stations for the half-marathon.

5) Awards Top ten male and female runners in all three races.  Rather than an awards ceremony, we will hand them out at the finish line as you finish.
Finisher medals for the 1/2 marathon.  Finisher Towels for the 8K and 1/2 Marathon.

6) Bib Colors - 5K grey,  8K yellow, 1/2 Marathon green.

7) There will be over 10 members of the Stanly County Amateur Radio Club along the course.  If you need assistance, ask them and they will radio for help.

8) Also, we have about 35 to 50 runners in each race.  There is plenty of space to socially distance from others.  Runners are encouraged to wear a mask when not running.  

9) Saturday's weather looks great at 41 degrees.  Perfect for racing.

10) My cell phone is 704-244-0109 if you have any questions.  

11) Parking - Please do not park in the Badin Post Office Parking Lot.  Badin is one of those rare post offices that does not offer home delivery for the residents of Badin, so all residents get their mail at the Post Office.

12) Parking - you can park in the parking lot at Badin Elementary School or the parking lot at the corner of 740/Falls Rd. 

See you Saturday - Race Well,

Peter Asciutto
Vac & Dash 



15th Annual Run the Valley Half-Marathon

One of North Carolina’s Most Scenic 1/2 Marathon

The Run the Valley Half Marathon is back for the fifteenth year for you to tackle Morrow Mountain.     Deemed one of the most scenic half-marathons in the state of North Carolina, the course will take you from Badin to the top of Morrow Mountain and back to Badin.  More than half of the course is on the road in Morrow Mountain State Park.  Please note, there is a three-hour time limit for this race.
Half-Marathon Start Time: 7:30 am
Finisher Medals & Finisher Towels
Top Ten Male and Female Overall Medals

Finisher towels and finisher medals to all finishers.


Inaugural Run the Valley 8K

2020 is the inaugural year for the Run the Valley 8K. This out and back course offers rolling hills and beautiful rural scenery. The course begins at the Badin Post Office on the corner of Falls Road and Boyden Street. Runners follow Boyden Street to Valley Drive and run a bit past Morrow Mountain Road where they will turn around and trace their steps to the finish. 
Runners and walkers are welcome.
8K Start Time: 8:00 am
Top Ten Male and Female Medals

Finisher towels to all finishers.

Run the Valley 5K

With the cancellation of the Beach Blast 5K, the Uwharrie Running Club has decided to reinstate the Run the Valley 5K for this year.  All those that registered for the Beach Blast 5K will be transferred into this event.  

Runners and walkers are welcome.
5K Start Time: 7:45 am
Top Ten Male and Female Medals


Run the Valley is organized by the Uwharrie Running Club. 
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