Springmaid Splash Sponsored by Don Smith Subaru Mike Brown Subaru Website The 10K Race

Note: Chip timing will be utilized.

Please Note:
The race will be run rain or shine. There will be an alternate course if the river is deemed impassable by emergency management officials.

This run is tough, wet, and wild. YOU WILL GET WET! You will run along flat fields next to the river, and through the river four times. Paths wind through mountain laurel, challenging HILLS, numerous switchbacks, singletracks, soft sand, alongside ponds, over roots and rocky spots. The entire loop is "run-able," but is totally acceptable to walk parts of the course. It is a great SUMMER COOL DOWN! Spectators can easily view various sections of the race and are encouraged to beat the first river crossing

Tour The Course

A picture is worth a thousand words. We want you to see what we're talking about...you can tour the race course online here.

What They Said...

Here is some of what participants said:

Q: Was this the hardest 10K I’ve ever run?

A: YES!...but by far, the most fun I've had during a race.

Q: Will I run it again?

A: YOU BET!...The river was fun, the hills horrendous, the volunteers and refreshments awesome…The best part of it was that the proceeds
went to a great cause.”

- Anne Riddle Lundblad, World Class Mother and Ultrarunner.
Silver Medalist, World Cup 100K. 2005 Springmaid Champion.

“…the toughest 10k I’ve ever been in … but by far, the most fun I’ve had during a race…It was an exciting race, with some really talented runners… I’ll be back next year.”

- Will Harlan, 2005 Springmaid Overall winner

“That was the most fun I’ve had in a run in a long time!!”

– Laurie, Asheville

“Every runner soon realizes it’s not about their time, it’s about the fun and camaraderie of finishing the course.”

- 2005 participant

Map of the Springmaid Splash locationNeed A Map?

Here's a downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF file of a map (requires the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader software, available here).

Race Information


Please arrive at least one hour early. Parking is limited inside Springmaid Mountain. Most parking will be at the
parking lot adjacent to the SM property. SHUTTLES will be running continously, every two minutes, beginning at 6:45 am. SHUTTLES will be available throughout the race. Participants and others will be able to quickly return back and forth to their cars as needed. Bags can be checked in at registration. To aid in registration, it is highly advised to arrive early.

Water, Food & Showers

PLENTY of water stations will be located throughout the course. Snacks, fruit, water, and other items will be available at the finish. Showers are available in the campground shower house.

Awards (10K)

Awards Ceremony

The awards presentation and door prizes will be held immediately following the run and walk. Awards and door prizes will not be mailed.

Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Mike Brown Subaru, 10992 South 226 Highway in Spruce Pine, NC .
You may pick up packets for other friends and family members.

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 7:00-8:15 a.m. at Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, NC. The race begins PROMPTLY at 8:30, so please arrive early.
You may pick up packets for other friends and family members.