This is a very nice, pleasant race that cruises through Black Mountain neighborhoods and finishes with a lap around Lake Tomahawk.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The 21st 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 the first race in the Asheville Track Clubs’ 2020 WNC Grand Prix.
Two Person Teams: Kick off Valentine’s Day week with a run with your sweetheart. Husband/Wife teams compete in one of four categories based on total age: Silver (80 & under), Gold (81-99), Platinum (100 – 119), and Titanium (120 & Over).
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+