The EVTA 6th Annual Insane Terrain 5K and 1st Annual 25K trail races start at the Elkin Municipal Park and take advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and the fall colors. Our race is also the same morning as the annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in Elkin.
The 5K course is a single loop beginning at the band shell behind the Elkin Rec Center and crossing the two new bridges over the Big Elkin Creek. After the second bridge crossing, the run will proceed to the Elkin Reservoir Lake to the new mountain bike course. The route will meander through woods over hilly terrain crossing two small creeks and an old brick bridge while running parallel with the Big Elkin Creek. The last half mile will be a flat and fast finish to the park while enjoying the views of the Shoe Factory waterfall, autumn leaves and the Big Elkin Creek.
The proposed route for the 25k will use all of the Elkin Valley Trails Mountain Bike Course, including the new Iron Falls Loop. The course will also use the Mountains to Sea Trail and a spur that goes around Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery. Headed west, runners will go through the “enchanted forest” to Byrd’s Branch Campground, where there will be an aid station and restrooms. Just past the campground runners go by Carter Falls. This is the halfway point. Turn around and go back the way you came. Expect lots of elevation change and numerous water features – Big Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Crooked Creek, lakes, and several waterfalls, including Carter Falls
All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! Great awards and cash prizes!
Elkin Recreation and Parks Center
399 Highway 268 West
Elkin, NC 28621
25K 8:00 AM
5K 8:30 AM
Races start and finish on the trail behind Elkin Recreation and Parks Center, 399 Highway 268 West Elkin, NC 28621
Registration Fees –
$20 by 9/7
$30 9/8 – 9/21
$35 Race Day 9/22
$30 by 9/7
$35 9/8 – 9/21
$40 Race Day 9/22
**All those registered by September 7th are guaranteed one of our super-cool Insane Terrain Race Tees!
Online registration ends 6:00 PM 9/19/18.