Run the Valley 5K – 10K – 1/2 Marathon

Run the Valley 5k - 10k - 1/2 marathonThree Great Events!
Saturday, September 16, 2017

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One of the most scenic, challenging and economical races in the region.

Rated as the top Regional Race to run by Vac & Dash in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Run the Valley started as a small 10K race in 1998. Since then, the small town race has grown into one of the regions top events. It’s a great family event with runners having a 5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon to choose from.

The 1/2 Marathon takes runners through Morrow Mountain State Park to the top of the very scenic Morrow Mountain!

Registration information coming soon.

Information and Pricing:

Half-Marathon Start Time: 7:30 am
$40 & Cool Max Longsleeve Shirt before 7/31
$45 & Longsleeve Cotton Shirt after 7/31
No Race Day Registration

10K Start Time: 8:00 am
$25 before 7/31
$30 after 7/31
$35 Race Day
Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt

5K Start Time: 8:05 am
$20 before 7/31
$25 after 7/31
$30 Race Day
Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt

Packet Pick-Up
Thurs 10 am- 6 pm at Vac & Dash, Friday 10 am – 4 pm at Vac & Dash , 6:30 am- 7:30 am Race Day

Race day parking is available at Badin Elementary School or across the street from ERI.  Runners will walk approximately 1/10 of a mile to race start from either parking lot.

  • Badin Elementary: 47 Henderson St. Badin, NC 28009
  • ERI: 293 NC 740 Hwy., #134 Badin, NC 28009

Please do not park in the Post Office Parking Lot. Thank You.

Post Race Food Tents
Post race food tents will be available for the 5K and 10K and a separate one for the half marathon finishers. Half marathon tent will be located on the hill and will have massage therapist available. 5K and 10K food tent will be in the open field.

Award Info
We plan to start the 5K awards at 9:15 am, followed by 10K & 1/2.

Half Marathon

  • All finishers receive towels and race medals
  • Special post-race tent with chocolate milk, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, etc.
  • Top 3 Male and Female Finishers
  • Top 3 in Age Division
  • Top 10 Finishers (male and female) get Top Finisher arm sleeves by Brooks and socks by Wrightsocks.

10K and 5K

  • Top 3 Male and Female Finishers
  • Top 3 in Age Division

Run the Valley Courses

Half Marathonview the map

The 10K is a down-and-back course that begins at the Badin Post Office on the corner of Falls Road and Boyden Street. Runners follow Boyden Street to Valley Drive and run to Morrow Mountain Road where a left turn takes runners toward Morrow Mountain State Park. The turnaround is at the Baptist Church and runners return to Badin.

This course follows the same route as the 10K but has a turn-around marked on Valley Drive.