When: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Maggie Valley Festival Grounds - Highway 19 - Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Distance: 8K (4.96 miles)
Registration for the 2013 Mission Health System Maggie Valley Moonlight Race will open on January 1, 2013.
Online registration using imAthlete.com. Those new to this site will love the features this registration portal provides including an up-to-the minute list of registered athletes. For your convenience, we have prepared a tutorial to guide you through the registration process.
Manual registration is available by downloading the Entry Form here. Note: There is a $3 fee for manual registration processing.
January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 - $25 online, $28 manual
April 1 - August 22 - $30 online, $33 manual
Race day - $35
Military organizations, businesses, and non-profit clubs and organizations may receive the group entry fee of $20 provided all entries are mailed in the same envelope and paid for with the same check. Click HERE to download the Group Entry Form. Entries must be received by August 15 and will not be accepted at Packet Pickup/Late Registration. Group entry is not available on line.
Sunset Fun Run
January 1 - Race Day - $5 online, $7 manual
There will be no refund of entry fees. You may receive a credit of 50% of your entry fee towards the 2014 race by going to the race site at www.IMAthlete.com and requesting a credit before August 15. Substitutions will be allowed with written permission (e-mail acceptable) of the person no longer running up until Monday, August 12, 2013.
Friday, August 23
4:00-6:00 pm Packet Pick Up/Late Registration - Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Saturday, August 24
3:00-8:00 pm Packet Pick Up/Late Registration - Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
7:30 pm Sunset Fun Run - Inside Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
Race day registration for the 8K will end at promptly at 8:00 p.m.
8:15 pm Assemble for 8K Start - Highway 19 South
8:30 pm 8K Start - Highway 19 South
10:00 pm Awards Ceremony - Festival Grounds Stage
Sunset Fun Run
The Sunset Fun Run is our newest event at the Maggie Valley Moonlight Run and is open to anyone but geared toward kids and older adults who don’t want to run or walk the 8K. The cost is $5 per person and you may register online through Thursday, August 22 or under the large tent on Friday or Saturday at the Fairgrounds. Each participant will receive a bib that should be worn on their front and will have bottled water at the finish line.
The course goes around the perimeter of the Festival Grounds, counter-clockwise, following the fence. The “race” will start near the entrance and finish near the stage for a .4 mile course.
Those who are running the 8K and would like to run with their kids or family members for this event can do so free of charge but must wear their 8K bib to identify themselves.
We are very excited to continue a long standing of having beer at the finish line for all runners, 21 years and older. Asheville Brewing Company will be providing its refreshing Rocket Girl lager. Asheville Brewing Company products are distributed by longtime Moonlight Run sponsor, Budweiser of Asheville. Bottled water will also be available at the finish line and food tent.
The 2013 Maggie Valley Moonlight Race will utilize ChampionChip timing. Awards will be based on chip time.
Results will be posted on this web site by Sunday, August 25 and at www.leetiming.com.
Glory Hound Events is partnering with Recover Brands of Asheville to provide race participants with a high-quality race shirt made from recycled plastic bottles. The shirts are 50/50 and will be available in men's and women's sizes.
The first 500 registrants are guaranteed to receive the official race shirt.
Special commemorative awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers for
Overall and Masters (40 & Over).
Age group awards will go to the first, second and third male and female in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85 & Over. No double dipping!
You or a friend must pick up your award. Awards will not be mailed!
For everyones safety no pets, no strollers, no baby joggers, no bikes, no in-line skates, no roller skates and no wheeled vehicles will be allowed on-course.
For the safety of all, in accordance with RRCA Guidelines (Road Runners Clubs of America), the use of headphones is discouraged.
The rectangular course takes runners 1.2 miles up the valley to Ghost Town, then 2.4 miles in the opposite direction, before returning them 1.2 miles to the finish line back at the Festival Grounds.
Following the race, all runners are invited inside the Festival Grounds for post race food and drink, door prize drawings and the awards ceremony.
Click HERE to download a copy of the course map.
One of the great traditions of the original Maggie Valley Moonlight Race was the presence of running clubs from across the region in the race venue. Clubs would have "tailgate" parties, swap meets and meeting places for their members. We will bring this tradition back for any organized running clubs who would like to join us and complete the registration form. To reserve your free space, click HERE to download the reservation form.
Please click HERE for a list of Maggie Valley hotels, motels and inns offering discounted rates to runners.
For a complete listing of Maggie Valley lodging and attractions, please go to www.maggievalley.org
Would you still like to be part of the rebirth of this great event but don't want to run. Volunteering is the perfect way to do that. We have spots available at Friday and Saturday registration and at the course water stations. Please call the Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce at 828-926-1686 and tell them you want to be a Moonlight Run volunteer.
Click HERE to download directions to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
Photos from the 2012 Maggie Valley Moonlight Run and Sunset Fun Run can be viewed HERE. Thanks to Paul & Annette Christopher from Christopher-Graphics for providing these shots.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for all race related questions.