Young Life 5k


Event Date

Sat, Jun 20, 2015


Burnsville, NC


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

PicHelp support Young Life Burnsville by sending high school kids to summer camp!

100% of our proceeds from the 2015 Young Life 5k will go to the cost of summer camp for our High School Students.

Event details and schedule

If you’re looking at this race and thinking to yourself, “Self, this looks like just another small town 5k…”, then you need to look yourself in the mirror, give yourself a big slap right in the face, and sign up for this thing!

This is the first annual Young Life Burnsville 5k. 100% of our proceeds will go directly to high school kids to help them make summer camp at Carolina Point more affordable.

The race will start at 10am on the dot…that means race day registration closes at 9:45. And look, we don’t have “the square”, or any other kind of credit device, so, pay online if that’s all you have! We will only be accepting cash or check at the race day registration, so, plan accordingly. We will have activities and babysitters available for parents with children, so bring them…drop them off…run your fastest 5k ever…and then pick them up! Chances are, they’ll want to stay and play a little bit longer…which is good because you need to pick up your winner’s trophy.

 If you aren’t quite “sevant” enough to hope for a place finish, then take your time! You still get a sick Young Life 5k t-shirt…guaranteed to keep you in style for at least 3 and a half weeks! You’ll also get free snacks and water pre and post race, so no excuses not to go hard to the finish! (And if you puke…sorry…maybe don’t take advantage of the free food and water next time)

 Our expert runners have described our course as a “distorted dumbbell”…otherwise known as a figure 8. There is only one tough climb (the hill coming into town on main street from the west), but it depends on how tough YOU are. Check out our pictures to see a map of the course.

 There will be road parking throughout downtown Burnsville, as well as a few lots that will be available for you to park in. If you really can’t find a spot, park at Sav-Mor grocery and get a good warm up jog in before the race starts!

The only thing you really need to know is, come ready to have fun! I guarantee this will be an entertaining race, and you’ll have the privilege of being one of the first people to EVER participate in it. So grab a friend or two…finish couch to 5k in the next 4 weeks, and join us for a great 5k!

*June 8th - We have changed the course per the town's request to make it easier for local law enforcement to assist with lane closures, etc. Map of new course is pictured below.

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