Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Friday, November 15, 2019
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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00 am is the date for the fourth running of the Osprey 10K Run/5K Run-Walk at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The event is sponsored by Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park, a volunteer 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the use, enjoyment and appreciation fo the Park. All proceeds will go to benefit programs at the Park and foster environmental stewardship and education.
To register by mail download this form     
To register online follow this link       
Scan QR code below to register by smartphone
On March 28 Dave Gearhart, Co-chairman for the race said, “So far they are on pace to have a record turnout with well over 100 registered runners.”  He said the course has some of the most beautiful sights you will see in a race – a wooded route with numerous views of the lake and a turn-around for the 10K race at the Discovery Center; arguably the best place on land to see Smith Mountain Lake because you can see for miles, both upstream and downstream. The entire race is run within the park.  There will be awards, recovery drinks, fruit and energy bars.  The race is sanctioned by U.S.A Track & Field and will be chip timed. 
            The Color Guard will again participate in the race.  They will be running while carrying flags.  Their goal is to bring honor and awareness to our troops serving and in harm’s way.  They will each carry a flag; United States, Virginia State, Army Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.  
            To register for the race, go to, or arrive early and register on the day of the race.