Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

                    What:  10K/5K Run/Walk 

This is the second annual running of the Osprey 10K/5K Run/Walk held by the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park to coincide with the return of the osprey to their nest in April. The funds raised will go to the park to support programs and activities and its mission of environmental stewardship and education.  The race is sanctioned by USTAF and will have chip timing from start to finish.  

                    Where:  Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Please stop at the front gate to receive your parking pass. Parking fee is included with the registration fee. Proceed straight ahead to parking at the Beach Pavilion.

         Date: April 8, 2017

        Start Time: 9:00 AM                         

    Race Packet Pickup:  

Pick up packets at the registration desk located at the Beach Pavilion the in the State Park. Packet Pick-up will start at 7:30. 



The course is all on paved roadway, out and back, and takes place entirely within the park. This is a wooded route with numerous views of Smith Mountain Lake. The course is moderate. There are a couple of sharp small hills and a couple of slow easy-up hills about 1/2 mile long. The turn around at the Discovery Center is arguably the best place on land to see the lake. You can see both upstream and downstream for miles. A water station will be along the course with numerous marshals to guide the runners.

     Start/Finish: Booth at Beach entrance adjacent to Beach parking lot

  • Recovery drinks, fresh fruit, energy bars available at finish
  • Quality race shirts for all runners
  • Awards given to male and female winners in all age groups
  • Table with information about Virginia State Parks

         Entry Fee:  Early registration (post by 3/1) $25, register after 3/1 $30, Race Day $35 

     Awards:  Awards for Age Divisions and Top 3 Male / Female Runners

         • We are pleased to welcome the "Color Guard" to the Osprey Run. 

  Map of Course