Springmaid Splash Sponsored by Don Smith Subaru Don Smith Subaru The 5K Trail Race

Start time 9:00 AM. This will be one of the most challenging and fun 5K's you will
experience. Yes, you will get wet, hills, roots, rocks, etc!! Due to terrain and number of runners, no strollers or dogs are allowed on either course. There are gravel roads and fields where strollers are welcome. Pets are welcome, just not on the course.

What You'll See...

A picture is worth a thousand words. We want you to see what we're talking about...you can tour the course online 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 (5K)

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 16, 2013 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Don Smith Subaru in Spruce Pine, NC. Here is a map showing Don Smith's location.

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 a.m. at Springmaid Mountain in Spruce Pine, NC.
The race begins PROMPTLY at 9:00, so please arrive early.