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.
Countdown to Race Day

Run the Valley Half Marathon

$55 7:30AM EDT Registration ends October 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Run the Valley 8K

$40 8:00AM EDT Registration ends October 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Run the Valley 5K

$30 7:45AM EDT Registration ends October 11, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Badin Post Office
Badin, NC US 28009
Due to the Beach Blast 5K being postponed due to COVID-19, the Uwharrie Running Club  have added the 5K back to  Run the Valley 8K & Half-Marathon.  By combining the 5K & 10K into the 8K, the board feels that they can enhance theh Run the Valley experience for runners.   The 8K turnaround will be just past Moonset General Store at the corner of Valley Drive and Morrow Mountain Road.
For the first year of this change, entries will be limited to 75 Participants in the 5K 100 participants in the 8K and 100 participants in the Half-Marathon.  Look for great swag bags, shirts, medals and more.

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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