Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lake Wylie 5K/10K this weekend

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.

Another reader, A.J., pointed out that there were less than 100 runners in last year's 5K, and just over 100 in the 2008 10K. As he says: "It's a great opportunity for someone who normally places in their age group to grab an overall #1."

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.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Shout Out! The Splash Dash is a serious 10K with a fun attitude with a 5Ks for walkers and runners to boot. The course is hilly and winds through beautiful River Hills, where the tree canopy provides shade from time to time. Come out and join us! Tell me you saw this -- I'll be running same-day registration!