Jul 14, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Writers Who Run 10k Trail Race

40 Fontana Dam Road

Fontana Dam NC, 28733


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 250

Starting Elevation: 1820

High Point: 2400

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 70%

First Year of the Event: 2016


​The Writers Who Run (or Walk) 10k Trail Race is a one-of-a-kind trail run that appeals to writers who run (or walk) and runners who write. With famous, inspirational quotes about running along the course, it’s better than having your own personal cheering section in a marathon. The 10k course is a hilly, intermediate, almost out-and-back route, with a narrow 2.5 mile loop at the top including a 62-foot bridge crossing over a riparian rock outcropping. You will have approximately 1.2 miles of asphalt before entering the trailhead and finishing up with 0.6 miles of asphalt to the finish line. The course is well marked with one-of-a-kind inspirational quotes every half mile or so.


Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 14, 2023

Held on Apr 01, 2022

Held on Jun 22, 2019

Held on Aug 11, 2018

Held on Aug 12, 2017

Held on Aug 07, 2016

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