A really nice cruise through Black Mountain neighborhoods with a finishing lap around Lake Tomahawk. There’s ways a chance for a weather surprise but there are times I’ve done this race when the weather was like spring.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The 19th Annual Valentine Run 5K begins at beautiful Lake Tomahawk Park and visits three 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. The 5K is part of the 2018 Asheville Track Club Grand Prix.
Two Person Teams: Kick off Valentine’s Day week with a run with your sweetheart. Husband/Wife teams compete in one of three categories based on total age: Silver (80 & under), Gold (81-99), Platinum (100 & over).: Top 3 Teams in each category. Not married? Run with your Mom, Dad, friend, or neighbor. Any two people can be a team. Awards go to the top 5K team in the following divisions: Husband/Wife (three 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 participants are also included in the Overall and Age Group results and scoring.
Kids Fun Run: Always a favorite the Kids ½ mile Fun Run one lap around Tomahawk. The path is free of traffic and monitored by race volunteers allowing kids to run freely with or without an adult support crew. All children participating will receive Valentine Fun Run medals. We encourage kids to wear Valentine costumes, as the “Spirit Award” will be given to the most outrageous outfit. The Kids Fun Run Starts at 9:30AM and is Free. We do ask that they register online by Feb 9th or onsite by 8:30AM on race day.
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, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, & 80+
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 9th
4:30-6:30PM – Early Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration @ Lakeview Center
Saturday – Feb 10th
8:00 – 9:30AM – Packet Pick Up & onsite registration
8:30 – 11:30AM – Health & Wellness Expo
9:30AM – START Kids Fun Run
10:00AM – START 19th Annual Valentine Run 5K
11:00AM – Approx start of Awards
Sunday Feb 11th
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.