Run for the Dogs 4 Mile + 8 Mile + 12 Mile Trail – November 2, 2019 – Rocky Face Park – Hiddenite NC

Another great event to help animals – this supporting the Alexander County Animal Shelter.


The 3rd 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.

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.


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