Montvale 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races

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9th Montvale 5 & 10 Mile Trail Races

March 25th 2017, at 9:00am

As of 3/24/17 at 7pm

Registration Fees;
5M:

$25.00 on or before February 28th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$30.00 after February 28th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$35.00 on Race Day
10M:
$30.00 on or before February 28th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$35.00 after February 28th ($3.00 online processing fee)
$40 on Race Day

RegOnline          RegMail

Due to the size of this park and parking lot
this Race Will Be Capped at 250 Runners

Montvale Park is a great setting for a park.  In Bedford County the park is just behind the Montvale Elementary School off of HWY 460.  New Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just before (from the west) and just after (from the east) the Montvale Elementary School.  Turn onto Marketplace and head to the end of the turnaround.  This will lead you to the gravel road into the New Park Entrance.  We will be staging the race from under the pavilion.  Make sure you carpool when you can and park closely to the person next to you.  The park doesn’t have unlimited parking.

Due to the history of heavy rains in and around the park the bridge leading over the creek from the Race Headquarters may or may not be present when you visit the park.  We will make every attempt to have a bridge option on race day.

There is also another way to access the park off of Quarterwood Road (across from the BP gas station).  The gravel parking lot will be approximately 1.5 miles on your left.

Montvale park is a 6.5 mile trail system that winds through old growth forest.   It is a very nice and scenic trail system.

Packet Pickup and Race Day Info:
Thursday 3/23/17 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem – 375-3990; from 10-1 & 3-6.
Friday 3/24/17 at Fleet Feet Sports in Roanoke – 4347 Franklin Road – 777-1166; from 10am-7pm
Race Day
Packet Pickup, Registration and Check-in – 7:15-8:45
There will be a Race Briefing at 8:40

Parking for the race:  Please Carpool and park as closely as you can to the person next to you.

Full Montvale Map        Montvale 5m Map          Montvale 10m map

Link for more info. on Bedford Area Trails

Course Descriptions:
5 Mile Course

The course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail taking this to the access road, continue on the access road to where Beale’s treasure intersects it, then take Beale’s Treasure, right, to a left onto Easy Street, Water Stop at the Quarterwood parking lot, Easy Street to Ridgeline, Ridgeline to Coyote Ridge, at the end of Coyote Ridge you will take a left onto Cliffhanger, Cliffhanger back to the creek, then, over/through the creek to the finish at the pavilion.
Approximately 5.2 Miles

10 Mile Course

The course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail taking this to the access road, continue on the access road to where Beale’s treasure intersects it, then take Beale’s Treasure, right, to a left onto Easy Street, Water Stop at the Quarterwood parking lot, Easy Street to Ridgeline, Ridgeline to Coyote Ridge, at the end of Coyote Ridge you will take a right where you will go out for a 2nd loop of the above.  At the end of Coyote Ridge, this time you will take a left onto Cliffhanger, Cliffhanger back to the creek, then, over/through the creek to the finish at the pavilion.
Approximately 10 Miles

Awards/Race Age Groups:
The top 3 male and female overall and 1st place male and female masters winners of each race will receive unique awards.
13 male and female age groups with medals given to the top 3 in each age group
Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female:  14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & up.

RACE DAY RULES:

  • Race number must be on your front, and visible at all times. Do not tear off the bottom strip until the finish (Even if we chip time the event. The tear tag is our backup).
  • Follow the marked trail – no short cutting.  We have eyes everywhere!
  • Communicate and be courteous when passing or being passed.
  • Same goes for our volunteers.  They’ve taken their day off to help you.
  • Headphones (ipods, mp3 players, etc) are permitted only if you keep the volume down so that you can hear other runners behind you and our volunteers when they need to get your attention.  Failure to do this will jeopardize the use of headphones for you and the other runners in the future.
  • Dogs are NOT permitted.
  • If you drop out of the race, please let us know at the finish line.

Race Sponsors:
Bedford County Parks and Recreation
Gilbert Chiropractic

Directions to course:
Montvale Park is a newly created park in Bedford County.  Just behind the Montvale Elementary School.  1 Little Patriot Drive, Montvale, VA 24122.

From the West take highway 460 towards Montvale.  New Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just before the Montvale Elementary School.  Turn onto Marketplace and head to the end of the turnaround.  This will lead you to the gravel road into the New Park Entrance.

From the East take highway 460 towards Montvale.  New Directions to the Park – To get to the park’s parking lot you will want to turn off of HWY 460 just after the Montvale Elementary School.  Turn onto Marketplace and head to the end of the turnaround.  This will lead you to the gravel road into the New Park Entrance.


For More Information Contact:

For Race Information Contact:
Mountain Junkies L.L.C.
212 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
540-525-9452
info@mountainjunkies.net

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