Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Monday, June 24, 2024

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                  What:  10K Run/5K Run-Walk 

This is the sixth annual running of the Osprey 10K Run/5K Run-Walk at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.  Proceeds from this event will go to the park to support programs and activities and its mission of environmental stewardship and education.  The event is a 5 K run/walk or a 10K run for participants of all ages and activity levels and is USATF sanctioned. The race highlights the wonderful attributes of the area as participants make their way along the beautiful roadways in the Park.

Fee includes: entrance to the State Park, chip timing, race shirt*, and medals for category winners.

*Race Shirts not guaranteed for registrations received after 10/7

Packet pick-up, Saturday, October 22 (Race Day):  7 – 8:30 AM at Smith Mountain Lake State Park

                    Where:  Smith Mountain Lake State Park

         Date:  October 22, 2022

        Start Time: 9:00 AM - Please arrive prior to 8:30 AM

     Course (map here)

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 the finish

    •  Awards for male & female age group runners

    •  Chip timing will produce accurate results to be displayed after race completion

    •  Table set up to provide information about the Virginia State Parks.     

         Entry Fee:  $25 until 8/31

                       $30 after 9/1

                       cash or check only on Race Day

     Awards:  Awards for male & female age group runners

     Please Note:  Dogs are not allowed due to safety concerns. It is an "out and back" route with competitive runners, joggers, and walkers all sharing the same course.