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The Caspian Challenge July 25, 2021

***Some Special Changes for this Year ***

REGISTRATION ONLINE and 8–9 at the Ball Field on Race Day

SELF-TIMED RACE BEGINS AT 8:30 A.M.; RACERS MAY ALSO START EARLIER or LATER

Registration Information | Course Information | Race Day Information |

The 10th Annual Caspian Challenge, sponsored by the Greensboro Association, is open for registration on June 1.  Join us for a morning of community support and fun activity—but please bring masks (for start and finish), a watch to time yourself, and be conscious of distancing.

Proceeds from this year’s Caspian Challenge have been designated by the GA board to support the Greensboro Walkabillity and Bike Ability Projects. Whether you run, walk, or just come as a masked cheering squad – we want you to be distanced but involved!

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Pre-register online and at the Ball Field on Race Day – $15.00 donation suggested.

Children 13 and under are free.  Minimum age to participate is 7.

Children under age 17 should also use online registration, but they must have a parent sign the waiver on the printed registration form and submit it at race check-in.

Strollers are only permitted to participate in the 5K WALK. Pets and bikes are not permitted in any races.

Online registration is available through July 25 and ends at 1 p.m.

In order to eliminate crowding possibilities, please pre-register online. There will be on-site registration from 8–9 a.m. and online registration remains open until 1 p.m. on race day.

Click here to register

Click here to register

COURSE INFORMATION

All races begin and finish at Tolman Corner at the ball field.

Our 5K is an out-and-back along Lake Shore Road. This is a rolling dirt road with some views of the lake.

The 6.8-mile Lake Loop starts on pavement and runs through the historic center of Greensboro Village, past the landmark Willey’s Store and Miller’s Thumb, and then out of town on the Craftsbury Road. The course continues along the eastern side of Caspian with gorgeous views of the Perron Farm, Aspenhurst and Black’s Point, then proceeds uphill to the Highland Lodge, where there will be a water stop. After the Lodge, the route turns northwest and on to dirt road. Following North Shore Road, lake loopers will find their next water stop at Campbell’s Corner after a series of hills. From here, runners pass summer camps and the historic Hazen Road Monument before reaching the finish.  Both the lake loop and the 5K are moderate, rolling courses. The lake loop does have some shorter and steeper inclines during the mid-section.

All runners finish at the ball field at Tolman Corner.

 

RACE DAY INFORMATION

In order to encourage distancing, the race will be self-timed this year, with participants reporting their times by email after the race.

Race results with age group winners (bragging rights!) will be posted online the following week.

Lake loopers and 5K walk and run participants may start at 8:30 AM or any time Sunday morning in order to further distance from others

This year, prizes will be awarded by a random drawing of registered participants; notification of prize pickup at the end of the race.

Please honor posted parking rules and park along Lake Shore Road and only in designated areas at the ball field.