Race Details

Most Scenic Downhill Half
in the Southeast
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Half Marathon

13.1 miles

Rolling wave starts 7:30 am until 9:00 am.

Race is capped at 1,000 runners

Course Time limit is NOON

If your running pace throughout the entire half marathon is expected to be a 5, 6 or 7 minute mile throughout, you must start at 7:30 AM.

Runners will sign up for a wave start time when registering. We highly encourage runners/walkers that want to enjoy the scenery and take their time during the race to start in the first or second wave to make the time cutoff.

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. Half Marathoners will wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

Water Stations

We will have fully stocked water stations with Gatorade, Water, Energy Gels and Clif Bars at miles: 5, 7.5, 9.5, & 11.5.

10k

6.2 miles

2Rolling wave starts 9 am until 9:15 am.

Race is capped at 500 runners

Course Time limit is NOON

If you are a competitive runner and are in contention to win, we suggest you start at 9 am. 

10k runners will start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. They will join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville.

Water Stations

We will have fully stocked water stations with Gatorade, Water, Energy Gels and Clif Bars at miles: 2 & 4 

What's Included in your Race Entry
  • A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
  • Brooks Dri-Fit, Tech running shirt
  • Hunter Subaru Goody Bag, filled with goodies
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal 
  • A well-supported race with rolling starts to enhance the participant experience from start-to-finish. 
  • A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. 
  • Free shuttle ticket included with race entry. Optional Shuttle ride to half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
  • Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 

 

  • Chip-timing for accurate, live results
  • Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
  • Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
  • Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
  • Spectator friendly courses.
  • One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
  • Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more
  • Live Music at the Finish 
AWESOME SWAG

Including A Brooks Running Shirt, Custom Finisher Medal, A packed Hunter Subaru Goody Bag full of local vendor deals and freebies!!

Free T-shirt deadline is Sunday, March 6th at midnight. After this date, shirts will be available to purchase for $10 during registration

*Medal Image is 2021
(new 2022 medal coming soon)

Get your Swag Shipped

Skip the lines and stress of Packet Pick-Up and get your Shirt and Race Bib mailed to you so you are ready to run on race day! Purchase this option by Sunday, May 1 at midnight for $10

The Countdown Begins!

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Full List of Registration Dates & Events 

SUPER EARLY REGISTRATION

OCT 14 – DEC 31

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION

FEB 14 – MAY 1

FREE T-SHIRT DEADLINE

SUNDAY, MAY 6 at midnight

EARLY REGISTRATION

JAN 1 – FEB 13

 

LATE REGISTRATION

MAY 2 – RACE DAY

PACKET PICK UP

MAY 13, 2022

4-7 PM  | YMCA HENDERSONVILLE

* NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP

VIRTUAL RACE

For runners not able to attend in person, the virtual race is a good option to achieve a goal, and run the miles on your own, wherever and whenever you want. All virtual runners will receive a commemorative race shirt and finisher medal.

Register to Race!

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