There are Aid Stations at Mile 2.7, Mile 4.1, Mile 5.7, Mile 7, Mile 8.2, Mile 9.4 and Mile 11.7.

There are open public restrooms at Mile 4.1/9.4 French Broad River Park and Mile 5.5 and 8 Carrier Park Velodrome. Port-a-John at Mile 2.7, 7 and 11.

GEAR DROP at mile 2.7 Aid Station.

There is an Aid Station with water at Mile 1.5.

Aid Stations can be found at Mile 2.6 and Mile 4.9.

Port-a-John at at these aid station as well as a Gear Drop.


All 5K / 10K / 13.1 participants should plan on finishing the race by 11:00 a.m. to receive an official time. At 11:00 a.m, the traffic controls on the course will cease. Those remaining on the course can still proceed but should travel on sidewalks and stop at all traffic lights.  There is no time limit for either the 1K Kids Hill climb or the Marshmallow Dash.

Please read carefully:

  • I want to remind everyone that the courses are open to traffic. Repeat. The course is not completely closed to traffic. Please, be mindful of traffic, stay to the right side of the road as much as possible and do not run more than two (2) abreast if you can help it. STAY AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE and run in the direction of traffic.
  • All course marshal volunteers will be wearing orange vests. In case of emergency during the race, please notify the nearest volunteer/APD AND call 911.
  • Finally, it is a winter race, so please keep your eye on the Weather Channel and dress appropriately. If we have a weather emergency, our website’s main page and Facebook page will be updated and emails will go out.