Summer Splash 10k + 5k Trail Races – August 23, 2014 – Springmaid Mountain – Spruce Pine, NC

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These are legendary trail races that draw runners from hundreds of miles away to Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, NC. Don’t miss the opportunity to complete one of these “badge of honor” races.

The 10k race is part of the Asheville Track Club 2014 Grand Prix Series.


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The race will be run rain or shine. There will be an alternate course if the river is deemed impassable by emergency management officials. This run is tough, wet, and wild. YOU WILL GET WET! You will run along flat fields next to the river, and through the river four times. Paths wind through mountain laurel, challenging HILLS, numerous switchbacks, singletracks, soft sand, alongside ponds, over roots and rocky spots. The entire loop is “run-able,” but is totally acceptable to walk parts of the course. It is a great SUMMER COOL DOWN! Spectators can easily view various sections of the race and are encouraged to beat the first river crossing.

Now We're Splashing - This is What We Call Fun!
Now We’re Splashing – This is What We Call Fun!



Overall: Top two Male and top two Female finishers will receive a share of CASH.
Age Groups: 13 and under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and Super Hero 70+.
Masters: 40+, one Male, one Female (No double dipping.)


Overall: Top Male and Top Female finishers
Age Groups: 11 and under, 12-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, Super Hero 70 and older.
Masters: 40+, one Male, one Female (No double dipping.)


The awards presentation and door prizes will be held immediately following the run. Awards and door prizes will not be mailed.


  • 10K Start time: 8:30
  • 5K Start time: 9:00
  • Kids Run: Before awards


Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Don Smith Subaru in Spruce Pine, NC.
Saturday (Race Day), August 23, 2014 Springmaid Mtn. 7:00-8:00 a.m.


Please arrive at least one hour early. Parking is limited inside Springmaid Mountain. Most parking will be at the parking lot adjacent to the SM property. SHUTTLES will be running continously, every two minutes, beginning at 6:45 am. SHUTTLES will be available throughout the race. Participants and others will be able to quickly return back and forth to their cars as needed. Bags can be checked in at registration. To aid in registration, it is highly advised to arrive early.


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