Thanks to the anonymous tipster who pointed out that I overlooked a nearby race set for this weekend: The Lake Wylie Splash Dash -- which features a 5K and 10K run and walk -- will be held Saturday morning at Camp Thunderbird in River Hills Plantation in Lake Wylie.
All events start at 8 a.m., and the hilly course winds through Lake Wylie neighborhoods. A reader, Chad, tells me this will be his second time running the 10K. "If you like hills and want a challenge, this is the race for you. If you are looking for a real fast time or PR, this might not be the race for you," he wrote today on my Facebook page.
Not much info of interest in this story about the race on the Lake Wylie Pilot's Web site, but it did mention a few items of interest: Dilworth Coffee House will provide free ice cream to runners; Jim N Nick's Bar-B-Q of Steele Creek will have cheese biscuits and sweet tea; and pre-registered runners will receive kelly green T-shirts, while the first 100 registered walkers get purple tees that feature Lake Wylie's "LKW" logo.
Registration is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Cost for walkers is $5, with proceeds going to the Camp Thunderbird Scholarship Fund.
Online registration is no longer available for the Splash Dash, so print this out and take the completed form to the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce (264 Latitude Lane in Clover, S.C.) -- or just show up on Saturday morning.