Tuck Fest 10-miler

A new distance for Tuck Fest 2020, the Tuck Fest 10-miler provides distance runners another opportunity to shine and Marathon Challengers a chance to bag some early miles. The first trail race of the festival, the Tuck Fest 10-miler promises to make sure you start the weekend right with piles of miles to your name.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Friday, April 24 – 9:00am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Night Trail Race

This four-mile race hits the single-track in the Friday night darkness. Charge your lights and pick up your feet as you navigate your way through the trees. An illumination device (headlamp or similar) is required.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Friday, April 24 – 8:30pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Quarter Marathon Trail Race

This middle distance race follows the Half Marathon course, but turns back early, covering half the distance. The Quarter Marathon Trail Race is perfect for those training for longer distances or those simply looking to enjoy a morning trail run.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Saturday, April 25 – 8:00am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Youth Trail Race

This 1K-ish race is the perfect introduction to trail running for any child. Active parental support and participation is encouraged throughout the course. The Youth Trail Race is for children 5-9 years of age who have registered for Tuck Fest races/competitions.
 
Saturday, April 25 – 2:30pm 
Sunday, April 26 – 9:00am
 
 
Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Twilight 5k Trail Race

This race is perfect for avid and beginner trail runners interested in dipping their toes into the pool of night trail running. Start your run in the familiarity of daylight and race to make it back to the finish by nightfall. An illumination device (headlamp or similar) is highly recommended.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Saturday, April 25 – 7:30pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion

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Half Marathon Trail Race

This fast and flowy 13.1 mile course zips through the woods and follows the banks of Long Creek. As the longest trail running event of the festival, it is vital for those looking to complete the Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge. This event is also part of the 2020 Half Marathon Series.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Sunday, April 26 – 8:00am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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5k Trail Race

The 5K Trail Race is a tale of two stories. Will you use it to stretch out weary legs after a Sunday sleep-in, or as a grueling part two of Sunday run-day, immediately following a morning half marathon? The choice is yours. The course will guide you through the undulating hills of the Whitewater Center trail network, nestled along the Catawba River.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Sunday, April 26 – 12:00pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Dog Jog

The Dog Jog provides an opportunity for four-legged friends to get in on the Tuck Fest action. This is also the final chip-timed trail race of the festival and your last chance to score miles for the marathon challenge. Participants will run our Tuck Fest 5K course side by side with their pup through the Whitewater Center trail system. Dog owners must keep their dogs on leash and have doggy bags with them at all times.

Timing chips are required for riders who would like to be eligible for awards and scoring.

Sunday, April 26 – 2:00pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion.

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Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge

Multiple days and multiple races mean multiple opportunities to collectively cover 26.2 miles (or more) during Tuck Fest. Any and all chip-timed Trail Run events can be combined in any order to achieve the marathon distance and the Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge Award. Runners interested in participating in this challenge will need to select the timing chip option during registration for verification purposes. Prizes will be given based on completion of the marathon (or more) distance and not based on time. Registrants must select the marathon challenge option during registration in order to qualify for an award. Those who complete the Marathon Challenge will be emailed details on award pick-up on April 30.

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