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Lake Summit 10 Mile

September 7, 2024 Zirconia, NC 28790 US

Upstate Race Series Presents


Lake Summit 10 Mile 

Tuxedo, North Carolina


"I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."


Included in Registration

  • Finisher Medal
  • Post Race Pancakes
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Event Themed Giveaways
  • Race Sticker
  • Complimentary Race Photos
  • Music & Post Race Hangout
  • Optional Race Shirt
  • Chip Timing


The shores of Lake Summit will showcase the depth of the blue ridge mountains in the backdrop off the glistening waters. Lake Summit is nestled in the picturesque Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of the historic Flat Rock area. The course will include the 10 miles of  gravel road on the shoreline of Lake Summit near the beautiful homes of Tuxedo. This late season race will showcase the ever changing colors of the fall foliage in the backdrop with the green glistening water fronts of each home. Running around Lake Summit in Tuxedo, NC is a beautiful and invigorating experience. Lake Summit is a picturesque mountain lake located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Here's what it's like to run around this scenic area:
Scenic Views: As you run along the shores of Lake Summit, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the lake's clear blue waters, surrounded by lush greenery and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. The scenery alone is enough to make your run enjoyable and memorable.
Tranquil Atmosphere: The area around Lake Summit is relatively quiet and peaceful, especially if you go for your run early in the morning or during the weekdays. The serene atmosphere allows you to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Varied Terrain: The trail around Lake Summit offers a mix of terrain. You'll encounter stretches of flat, smooth paths along the lake's edge, as well as some gentle hills that add a bit of challenge to your run. The changing terrain keeps things interesting and can be a great way to incorporate some hill training.
Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you run. Lake Summit and its surroundings are home to a variety of birds, small mammals, and even the occasional deer. These encounters can add an element of excitement to your run, and the sounds of nature provide a soothing backdrop. Overall, running around Lake Summit in Tuxedo, NC is a delightful experience that combines the joy of running with the tranquility of nature. It's a place where you can escape, unwind, and connect with the great outdoors.


Events Details

  • What: 10 mile running race around Lake Summit on a packed dirt road
  • Where: Tuxedo Park & Lake Summit - 1299 Old US 25 Hwy, Zirconia, NC 28790
  • When: September 7th 2023 @ 7:30
  • Packet Pickup: will begin @ 6:30am at the shelter at Tuxedo Park where the start/finish line are located
  • Post Run Food: We will be serving complimentary pancakes post run for all runners
  • Event Shirts - Our local apparel vendor (Graphic Cow) will be processing all shirt orders. Please follow the link below to pre-order a shirt from the list of races. All race specific shirts will be mailed directly to your home address after the event to commemorate your race experience! The store link will be open until the Monday after each race.

Address & Parking

Runners can park at the following location: 1299 Old US 25 Hwy Zirconia, NC 28790 


Lake Summit Course Description - Course Map HERE - Elevation Gain - 575

The route is right around Lake Summit near Tuxedo and is generally flat with one speed bump of a hill! The terrain is 90% packed dirt road and the rest is sidewalks or paved roads. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. The route runs in a counter-clockwise direction around the lake with minimal road crossings or intersections. 

Race Day Countdown

Race Awards & Age Group Point Series

  • Top 3 Male and Female Overall
  • Top 3 Male & Female Age Group
  • Age Group Categories
    • 0-9
    • 10-12
    • 13-16
    • 17-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-79
    • 80+

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Tuxedo Park

1299 Old US 25 Hwy
Zirconia, NC 28790 US

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