Free registration for Alexander County residents in Hiddenite Festival Road Race 5K/10K/Half Marathon
Popular race set for Saturday, September 24
ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC [September 14, 2015] – If you are a resident of Alexander County, you can participate for FREE in the 10th Annual Hiddenite Festival Road Race 5K/10K/Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 a.m. Please note that even if you’re a free participant, you still must register for the event. The race is also free for Alexander County employees, Town of Taylorsville employees, and Alexander County Schools employees.
The race features a 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), and a half marathon (13.1 miles), so choose your distance and conquer this moderate-to-strenuous road course.
Out-of-county residents are welcome to participate for only $25 for the half marathon or $20 for the 5K or 10K events.
Race shirts are not included in the registration fee, so if you would like a race shirt be sure to include $10 along with your registration.
To register online, visit https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=59642. To register by mail, send the completed entry form and/or a check (made payable to Alexander County) to: Hiddenite Festival Road Race, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Race packets and numbers may be picked up at the Alexander County Administration Office on Friday, Sept. 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Late registrations will also be accepted that day. Race number pickup and registration will be at Hiddenite Elementary School (374 Sulphur Springs Road, Hiddenite) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on race day.
Awards will be presented to the top three overall males and females in all three races. Masters awards will be presented to the first male and female over age 40 in each race. There will be no age group awards. There will be no duplication of awards. No awards will be mailed. Custom medals are for finishers only, and will be presented at the finish line.
Race vans (for runners only) will be available at the Hiddenite Elementary School. Vans will take runners to the starting line for all races. Vans will start running at 7:30 a.m. No vans will be available after 8:00 a.m. There will be no post-race van service. Runners are encouraged to take the free race vans before the race and avoid having to return for a car after the event.
The half-marathon course starts at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 31 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Taylorsville. The 10K course starts at 4777 Allen Road, Hiddenite at the end of Rocky Springs Road and follows the same route as the half-marathon to the finish line at the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion. The 5K course starts at 765 York Institute Road, Hiddenite and follows the same route as the half-marathon and 10K. All courses are on paved, hilly, rural state roads passing by many farms, churches, uninhabited woodlands, and Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area. Both the 10K (NC-09074-PH) and half-marathon (NC-09073-PH) courses are USA Track and Field certified; however, the 5K course is not certified.
Six aid stations will be provided for the half-marathon, with three aid stations for the 10K, and two aid stations for the 5K.
Visit www.alexandercountync.gov/events/hiddenite-festival-road-race/ to download a registration form, course map, directions, and more. For more information, contact race director Rick French at (828) 632-9332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.