Whether you are a Hardin Valley Alumni or a local resident of the valley this race venue is as homely as can be and expects to become a local homegrown tradition.
The growing community of Hardin Valley can now boast about having their own Thanksgiving tradition as locals and others from beyond are welcome to join from runners to walkers and all paces between. Race will begin promptly at 8:00am Thanksgiving morning on and will begin from Hardin Valley Academy (HVA) and will follow campus roads and will finish in football stadium on the Track! Little Hawk Kids one Mile Run will start at 7:30 for children under 10 years old who wish to register Kids race will cap at 100 runners).
Course will feature some flat, a light rolling hill through parking lot of HVA and will spark a walk down memory lane for any student of the Hardin Valley school system trekking along roads that connect all schools together from High - Middle - Elementary before returning back to finish at the High school Football/ Track stadium. See course map below for detailed description and terrain.
Packet pick up will be available the evening before at HVA from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, or, race morning on campus at the HVA football/ track complex beginning at 6:30am. Restrooms will be available on site near the start/Finish area in the stadium as well as in academic building(s). Water table will be available at half way point of the race. Please plan on parking in front of HVA to avoid disrupting the course and runners during the race.
Awards will be awarded to top 3 over-all for each gender, top 3 per gender in 10-year increments, top master runner (over 40) per gender (no double awards for overall and age group). All runners in 1-mile run will receive a finisher medal!
Registration fees will increase for both events starting early November, so register early for premier pricing!
Bring the family out to come fly Thanksgiving morning!
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Course will begin near entrance of HVA and run downhill turning Left behind track/ baseball field towards elementary school & Steele Rd. Runners will then turn Right to run a few steps on Steele road before turning Right again into the middle school, course will split around parking lot where Mile 1 will be at before descending down towards high school parking lot loop. This loop will run clockwise before returning back the same route they came, hitting Mile 2 and finishing the final mile taking the shortest distance through the middle school parking lot, onto Steele road, back behind middle school and returning into the football track stadium to finish on the track!
TOTAL OF 120 FEET ELEVATION GAIN!
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