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Splashdown Trail Race

April 3, 2010 - Black Mountain, NC

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April 3, 2010 - Black Mountain, NC Second Annual 6k and 15k Trail races to benefit Earth Voyage's World Olympiad of Water. Please note that the date of this event has been changed to April 3. This is due to the condition of the trails from, again, harsh weather. Friday, April 2: Packet Pick-Up, race Registration and the pasta dinner party will be at William Harwood's mom's cabin from 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM which is on the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly grounds...The Pasta Buffet Dinner is free to race registrants, $11.00 for guests....Race Talk and WOW Overview from 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM. Directions to the cabin can be found in the Blue Ridge Assembly Lobby and there parking is available and then from there it's a short walk to the cabin. Do join us, it will be a fun, relaxing night before the race the next morning. Saturday....April 3....9:30 AM Start for 15k. 10:00 AM Start for 6k. Race day registration & Packet pick-up will start at 8:00 AM by the start/finish line beside Lake Laurel. Address: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain NC 28711. Directions: Two miles off Interstate 40, fifteen miles east of Asheville. Traveling on I-40 take Exit 64, “Black Mountain/Montreat” and turn south on Highway 9. Proceed less than one-half mile and go straight on Blue Ridge Road. Travel .9 mile and turn left at small Blue Ridge Assembly sign, then proceed to our entrance. You will then see signs for parking and to the start/finish line, which is beside Lake Laurel. Just listen for the music and announcer that will be greeting you...provided by Gary of Butts A'runnin Race Enterprises. FEES: $35 for the 6k online only until midnight 4/2, at pasta dinner 4/2 & on race day 4/3, starting at 8 AM. $45 for the 15K online only until midnight 4/2, at pasta dinner 4/2 & on race day 4/3 starting at 8 AM.

A 2k walk around Lake Laurel is available for those wishing to participate and learn about how you can make a difference and put clean water into someones life for $15.00. Registration will be available on race morning.

We can only guarantee your size T-shirt if you pre-register by 3/26. Sizes of shirts from that date on will only be available in a limited quantity. Help us to help you get a t-shirt in the size you want by registering early. When they're gone, they're gone. We do not re-order or mail out t-shirts. This is a charity race, so we try to keep race costs as minimal as possible, and present to you a great event experience that you will enjoy running or walking and to know that you are helping out others in the process. Both races start and finish at beautiful Laurel Lake on the 2,000 acre wooded campus of Blue Ridge Assembly. Both courses are almost all trail, mostly double-track. Fee includes race packet, all-you-can-eat pasta dinner, custom T-shirt, snacks, water and energy drinks at aid stations, door prizes and loads of fun. After the race, join us by the beautiful Lake Laurel for the awards ceremony and listen to some great tunes echo thru the meadow. A huge Thank You goes to you for helping to benefit WOW by your participation in these events. You are certainly appreciated. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, female and male masters (40+), grandmasters (50+) and veterans (60+) finishers and in each 5 year age groups. Please join us for this exciting event that will be loaded with trails of sunshine and smiles. Need a place to stay Friday night? Blue Ridge Assembly is offering mountain cabins for Splashdown runners! Cabins sleep up to eight, include all sheets and bedding, cookware, hot showers, working fireplaces and free fire wood. The cost is $150 per cabin. Hotel-like rooms are also available in the Blue Ridge Center for $75 and sleep up to three. Camping is also available. Email William Harwood at splashdownrace@aol.com for any questions about the race or to reserve a cabin, a room or a campsite. The weater is going to be GREAT.

For registration and other race questions email Sue & Gary Butts, buttsarunnin@aol.com, Butts A'runnin Race Enterprises or call 704-880-4561. Whether you're running the 6k or the 15k, you're in for a treat as the trail twists and turns around a mountain lake, goes through rhododendron tunnels and up, up, up the mountain. For the 6k, you'll come back down the trails at the second aid station. But, for the 15k crowd, you'll go up, up, up some more to the ridge line of the mighty Swannanoas. Your destination is High Windy, the highest peak of the range at 4,270, a nearly two thousand foot total elevation gain. Mount Mitchell will be visible in the distance. In either race, enjoy your return downhill of which you've earned every inch. Your final destination is the start/finish line at Lake Laurel and the roaring campfire, hot soup and good cheer that you'll find there! The Splashdown to WOW raises money for the 2nd annual World Olympiad of Water, an event for area 5th through 8th graders to learn about world water issues while simultaneously being empowered to do something about those issues. On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, teams of students from Asheville-area schools will compete in various, water-related challenges at Blue Ridge Assembly. At stake will be the funds raised by the Splashdown to WOW. Successful teams will earn water-related grants for their schools to install great stuff such as low-flush toilets, rain barrels and rainwater swales for their parking lots.

Please come join us and leave your footprints on these beautiful trails for a worthy cause. There is a lifetime of memories awaiting.

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Start Date: Apr 3, 2010 15k---9:30 am, 6k---10:00 am
End Date: Apr 3, 2010
Activity: Running, Walking
Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Price: 6k...$35 by 3/26, then late fee of $40 online until 4/1 & 4/2 at pasta dinner & on race day. 15K...$45 by 3/26, then late fee of $50 online until 4/1 & 4/2 at pasta dinner & on race day.
Distance: 6k & 15k

Contact: Sue Butts
Contact E-mail: buttsarunnin@aol.com
Contact Phone: 7048804561
Contact Address: P. O. Box 6872
Contact City: Statesville
Contact State: NC
Contact Zip: 28687
Contact Country: United States

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