EVTA Insane Terrain 5K and 25K Trail Race

Elkin, NC

  *Photos credit: Keith Hall Photography

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.

 All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! Great awards and cash prizes!  

Race Location:
Elkin Recreation and Parks Center
399 Highway 268 West
Elkin, NC 28621
Phone: 336-794-6478

Race Time:
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

 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.

Early Packet Pick Up
Friday, September 21, 2018
12:00 Noon-7:00 PM
Elkin Recreation and Parks Center

Race Day Registration and Pick Up
Saturday, September 22, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 AM
Shelter next to Elkin Recreation Center

Awards and Cash Prizes:
$100 Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Overall 1st Place Male and Female Winners in the 5K and 25K!

5K Awards:
Male and Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
Age Groups 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
25K Awards:
Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall
Age Groups 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Course Descriptions:

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.

Water and restrooms will be available at the Byrds Branch aid station. There will be water, electrolyte beverages, fruit and small snacks at finish.

Proceeds from this race benefit the Elkin Valley Trails Association in construction of bridges and trails from Elkin to Stone Mountain. To learn more visit www.Elkin Valley Trails.org.

For more information, contact:

Robert Ball
Email: roberthball@gmail.com
Phone: 336-366-9212 

When & Where

Sep 22, 2018


8:00 AM

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