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Hiddenite Festival Road Race
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
About This Activity
The Hiddenite Festival Road Race is being held in conjunction with the Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts. The Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts is a wonderful event with crafts, food, and entertainment held annually in September in Alexander County. The festival draws approximately 10,000 people each year.
Event details and schedule
The half-marathon course starts at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 31 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Taylorsville. The 10K course starts at 4777 Allen Road, Hiddenite at the end of Rocky Springs Road and follows the same route as the half-marathon to the finish line at the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion. The 5K course starts at 765 York Institute Road, Hiddenite and follows the same route as the half-marathon and 10K. All courses are on paved, hilly, rural state roads passing by many farms, churches, uninhabited woodlands, and Rocky Face Mountain. Six aid stations will be provided for the half-marathon, 3 aid stations will be provided for the 10K, and 2 aid stations will be provided for the 5K. Both the 10K and half-marathon courses are USA Track and Field certified; however, the 5K course is not certified. The 10K course certification code is NC-09074-PH and the half-marathon code is NC-09073-PH. All races start at 8:30 AM.