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The 14th Annual Valentine 5k has a new venue and course route that begins and ends at scenic Lake Tomahawk. Traveling east from Lake Tomahawk on Laurel Circle to First Street crossing Montreat Road, running to & on the Flat Creek Greenway, back down Flat Creek Road, returning to Lake Tomahawk with a partial loop around the lake to a straight away finish. The quiet, tree lined streets & greenways are some of the most peaceful places in town to run.
The gentle rolling hills offer a challenge and change of pace from what is normally found in Black Mountain.The Town of Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Department wants to welcome all of the runners, volunteers, and sponsors.Runners will all enter as an individuals and be eligible for individual awards, with the the option to enter in the following categories 5K Top Teams: Husband/Wife, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Brother/Sister, Sister/Sister, Brother/Brother & Open5K Husband/Wife Teams: (combined ages-husband & wife)Silver: 80 & under Gold: 81-99 Platinum: 100 & overSpirit Award: Awarded to adult and youth runner with mostvalentine spirit, so dress in your Valentine best!5K Individual: Awards will go to the first finisher and runner-up overall (male & female) and to the top three 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, 60-69, 70 over.Packet pick-up and early registration, 4:30 to 7:30 at Lakeview Center, 401Laurel Drive, race site.START TIMES:Kids 1/2 mile Fun Run: 9:00 a.m., around Lake Tomahawk (free of charge) call 828-669-8610 for registration and more information, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org details on the fun run5K: 9:30 a.m., thru parts of town, showcasing two Black Mountain Recreation & Parks Greenways.