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Trick or Trail 5k

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Runners at the 8th Annual Trick or Trail 5k presented by Hunter Subaru get to experience the Halloween-themed race at a new location this year — in the heart of Hendersonville, NC! Due to construction scheduled in the fall at Guion Farms in Dupont, the race is being relocated this year. It will start and finish in the Historic 7th Avenue District on Maple Street at the Train Depot where the vibrant Fall Festival is taking place at the Farmers’ Market! The Trick or Trail is a fall, family favorite event with costumes, decorations, and lots of great candy, snacks, and food!

After the race runners will enjoy the bustling Fall Festival and food, drinks and vendors at the Farmers’ Market. Bring some cash!

 

Race Details:

5K

10:00am

Course Type: This 5K is a mostly flat, fast, fully marked course on paved surfaces and trails with an elevation gain and loss of only 105 feet.

Packet pickup: Race morning from 8:30 - 9:30am near the Start/Finish Line, close to Nelon’s Feed

Stroller friendly? Yes, but please start at the back of the pack. 

Dogs allowed? 

Virtual 5k:

Want to be part of the race but not able to join us on race day? Run anytime, anywhere and get the awesome swag! Submit your results online.

 

What you get with Race Entry:

• A first-class running experience in the fall in WNC!
• Chip-timing for accurate results
• A totally set up and well-marked, course on a beautiful route!
• Spectator friendly course
• One-of-a-kind Prizes
• Hunter Subaru Goody Bag
• Option to purchase Brooks dri-fit Trick or Trail race shirt, available in men’s and women’s sizes for $20
• Special discounted pricing for kids age 12 and under

Register by Sunday, August 28th at midnight, and receive a FREE pair of awesome Trick or Trail or Run Local DeFeet running socks during registration, in your choice of color and size (age 13 and up)! Beginning August 29th they will be available for $5.

Kids age 12 and under that register for the race will receive a cool, color-changing Run Local cup full of yummy candy!

 

 

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COURSE INFORMATION

The route is primarily flat and easy to navigate on paved surfaces and trails, making it a perfect race for all abilities of runners, joggers and walkers. The course is marked impeccably with signs and course markings and volunteers will be along the way, so runners can easily find their way. 

5K 

Runners will enjoy the sites and streets in the revitalized Historic 7th Avenue District, the beauty of fall on the Oklawaha Greenway and the twists and turns of the paved trails through the woods at Jackson Park. With a nice flow, elevation gain and loss of only 105 feet, and paved surfaces and trails, this course will be much faster and easier to run on, than the typical Dupont trails. This will be a fall race you won’t want to miss!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the flat and flood-prone nature of this route, we have a back-up route that will be implemented, if needed.

 VIEW GPS ROUTE 

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SUPER AWESOME SWAG

TRICK OR TRAIL & RUN LOCAL SOCKS!

Register by Sunday, August 28th at midnight, and receive a FREE pair of awesome Trick or Trail or Run Local DeFeet running socks during registration, in your choice of color and size (age 13 and up)! Beginning August 29th they will be available for $5.

RACE SWAG Register by Sunday, September 29th at midnight to receive a FREE pair of Trick or Trail, custom designed DeFeet socks. After this deadline, socks will be available in limited sizes, when you register online for $5 each.
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BROOKS DRI-FIT TRICK OR TRAIL RACE SHIRT

Purchase a Brooks dri-fit Trick or Trail race shirt, available in men’s and women’s sizes for $20. Order by Sunday, October 2nd to guarantee your size. After that, shirts will be available for purchase in limited sizes and quantities.

RUN LOCAL CUPS

Kids age 12 and under that register for the race will receive one of these cool, color-changing Run Local cups full of yummy candy!

FREE TO RUN SHIRTS

Grateful for the freedom to run? Don’t miss the opportunity to grab your super soft, super comfy, short sleeve Free to Run shirt for only $20! These are high quality, Bella + Canvas shirts in a cotton/poly blend, available in Dark Grey Heather or Tan. Add one to your registration today or purchase it through the Race Store and we’ll have it ready for you at packet pickup, or after the race at our Merchandise Tent!

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pickup will be on race day, from 8:30 - 9:30am near the start/finish line, close to Nelon’s Feed.

PRE-EVENT SHIPPING OPTION:

If you’re looking to skip the lines at packet pickup, this is the option for you! You’ll have your shirt and bib shipped to you approximately two weeks before the event so all you have to do is show up and run. This option is available for $10 either during registration or from the Race Store, through October 2nd at midnight.

PLEASE NOTE: The shipment will go to the address you register with. If you need to update that address, please email us at support@idaph.net.

COSTUME CONTEST

Each year the race has a fun theme offering a great opportunity for kids (and kids-at-heart) to have their own fun at a Halloween-themed event and break in costumes early! Costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be given out for the best ones that tie into this year’s theme.

This year we’re taking Trick or Trail to the Farmers’ Market, so dress for the occasion!! Whether you want to blend in with the veggie garden, pig out with your barnyard friends, or work alongside the farmers, make sure you bring the cream of the crop when it comes to the Costume Contest!

AWARDS

IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS

Trick-or-Trail 5k

  • Top three finishers, Overall (male and female)
  • Top Masters overall (male and female)
  • Age group awards (top 3 male and female for each)
    • 9 and under
    • 10 - 14
    • 15 - 19
    • 20 - 24
    • 25 - 29
    • 30 - 34
    • 35 - 39
    • 40 - 44
    • 45 - 49
    • 50 - 54
    • 55 - 59
    • 60 - 64
    • 65 - 69
    • 70+

PREVIOUS RACE RESULTS

2020 RESULTS

2020 ALL RESULTS

 2019 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

AGE GROUP RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

AGE GROUP RESULTS

2017 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

AGE GROUP RESULTS

2016 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

AGE GROUP RESULTS

2015 RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

AGE GROUP RESULTS

RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE

FRIENDS OF DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE

The Friends of Downtown Hendersonville is a 501c3 organization focusing on the vibrance of Downtown Hendersonville’s Main Street and 7th Avenue Districts. Funds raised will support the Hendersonville Farmers Market Double SNAP program, providing increased access to fresh, local food at the Hendersonville Farmers Market.

FRIENDS OF DUPONT FOREST

Join us and be a VOICE for the Forest. We campaign for policies and investment that keep the water clean, the trails awesome and the wildlife safe. 

WHAT WE DO

We CARE for the trails, PROTECT the Forest, and INSPIRE love for our public lands.

We Take CARE of the Trails 

DuPont Forest has one of the best trail systems in the Southeast  and is a favorite among hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and summer camps. Since the very beginning, when the State Forest was opened to the public in 2000,  Friends of DuPont was there to help build, protect, and maintain the trails. 

We PROTECT the Forest

Friends of Dupont Forest is a strong advocate for the Forest. You could say we speak for the trees. From water quality, to trails, to public safety, to wildlife, we campaign for policies and investment that protect and conserve the Forest.

We INSPIRE Love for Public Lands

We believe that outdoor education is an important aspect of conserving and protecting DuPont Forest for generations to come.

IDREAM ATHLETES FOUNDATION

It is the mission, duty and purpose of iDream Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities for Western North Carolina youth and adults who are unable to pay for sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses and/or equipment to train for and/or participate in our WNC sporting events. This tax-exempt non-profit provides needs-based scholarships. The amounts to be gifted are determined on a case-by-case basis through a criteria-selection process.

In addition, we will assist in fueling the growth for local running, cycling and multi-sport champions, teams, clubs, locally owned stores and communities in Western North Carolina by providing resource and financial support when conducting our key activities.

THINGS TO DO IN HENDERSONVILLE

Looking for something to do in Hendersonville? Escape from life’s hectic pace to the beautiful scenery and southern hospitality of Hendersonville, NC with varied Attractions, EventsOutdoor Recreation, Family Activities, a vibrant Art Scene, unique shopping and a wide selection of Dining Options.  Sierra Nevada along with Henderson County’s other Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries provide tours and tasting rooms, to sample mountain grown selections. Make memories in this charming mountain town.

Check out the following links for more information:

https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org 

 Accommodationshttps://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/lodging

Attractionshttps://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/attractions

Activitieshttps://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/activities

Outdoor Recreationhttps://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/outdoor-adventures

Dininghttps://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/business-categories/dining

 

DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS AND CANCELATION POLICIES

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are allowing everyone to transfer their registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event.


REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to the pandemic, weather, or an act of god.


TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the day of the event. Email support@idaph.net for instructions on how to transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events.


CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all in-person event registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will have your swag mailed to you for free.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer at Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

To protect our participants and practice social distancing, we will not allow spectators in the event village area or race hub. If you would like to sign up to help along the course as a volunteer or in the event village, this will be a great way for you to support and cheer on your friends and family members!

Email support@idaph.net to get more info about volunteering.

Event guide

Trick or Trail and Spooky Sprint race start

 

2022 EVENT GUIDE

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THANK YOU SPONSORS!

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