Run for the Dogs – 4 mi – 8 Mi – 12 Mi – Trail – November 3, 2018 – Rocky Face Park – Hiddenite NC

A terrific event for the love of our four-legged friends.


The 2nd Annual Run for the Dogs Trail Race is being held in conjunction with the Rocky Face Rock Climbing Festival. All races start at 8:30 AM at the new Rocky Face Park Visitors Center located at 3645 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636. We ask that you bring some dog and/or cat food for the Alexander County Animal Shelter.


$10 for any distance if postmarked by October 31, 2018. There is an additional $5 fee for all races after October 31, 2018 including race day. T-shirts are not included in the registration fee. Please include an additional $10 if you would like a t-shirt. Race t-shirts are not guaranteed after October 31, 2018. Make checks payable to Alexander County. No refunds. Mail check and completed entry form to:
Run for the Dogs 621 Liledoun Road Taylorsville, NC 28681 All proceeds from these races will go to the Alexander County Animal Shelter.


The start and finish line of each 4-mile loop is at the new Rocky Face Park Visitors Center. Each loop travels up Grindstone Trail to the top. At this intersection, the loop continues straight across and down Prison Camp Trail to the bottom. The trail takes a sharp left and up Buzzard Trail to Hollow Rock Trail up to Grindstone Trail, turning right and back by the Rocky Face Park Visitors Center, continuing on Grindstone to the paved Quarry Trail turning left around by the picnic shelter, turning right at Rascal Trail for a short distance, turning back right on Quarry Trail, then back left on Grindstone Trail to the finish at the new center. Each loop measures 4+ miles of hills, roots, rock, mud, asphalt, downhills, and fun! All turns will be marked.


The Run for the Dogs Trail Race is included in the 2018 Alexander County Points Challenge.


Special awards go to the top 3 overall males and females in all races. Masters awards will be presented to the first male and female over 40 finishers in each race. All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.


Race numbers and shirts may be picked up the new Rocky Face Park Visitors Center (3645 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636) on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM. Late registrations will also be accepted at that time. Race day registration will be available at the Visitors Center from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 3, 2018.


From U.S. 64 East (from Taylorsville) turn left onto Millersville Road or from U.S. 64 West (from Statesville) take a right onto Millersville Road and travel to the stop sign. Take a left onto Highway 90 and then a right onto White Plains Road. Travel to the stop sign and take a right onto Rocky Springs Road. Turn left onto Rocky Face Church Road. The Rocky Face Park Visitors Center will be located to your right.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Rick French, Race Director (828) 632-9332


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