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3rd Annual Lake Norman Forest Run

5th Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Troutman, NC 


  • Saturday, June 1, 2024

  • The 5th Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K is one of the most beautiful and brutal venues in the South East. Paved winding and rolling roads, under a green canopy of trees!

  • Race Distances

  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles) starts at 7:30 am
    5K (3.1 miles) starts at 7:40 am

  • Directions

  • The race starts and finishes at Lake Norman Picnic Ground, located inside of Lake Norman State Park.  Click here for exact driving instructions.

  • Swag

  • -The best participation medal in North Carolina! 
    -Short Sleeve Tech Tshirt (to get a tshirt guaranteed in your size you must register by 5/17/24)

    (We ask all athletes to please bring a non-perishable food item if possible).

  • Awards

  • Half Marathon
    Overall: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women
    Age Groups: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women

    Overall: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women
    Age Groups: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women

    Virtual Run
    -Participation medal
    -Race Tshirt
    -Shipped on Monday after the race

  • Schedule

  • Monday - 5/27
    12:00 pm - prerace webinar

    Friday - 5/31
    12:00 pm - Packet pick opens at Charlotte Running Company, 146 Mooresville Commons Way suite i, Mooresville, NC 28117
    3:00 pm - Packet pick up closes

    Saturday - 6/1
    6:30 am - registration / packet pick up opens at the Lake Norman State Park beach parking lot
    7:30 am - Half Marathon start
    7:40 am - 5K start

  • T-Shirts

  • Register by 5/17/24 to guarantee a race tshirt.

  • Beneficiary

  • Human Health Project. This organization issues grants to local food shelters. We ask all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item.

  • 5K Course

  • Half Marathon Course

  • Overview map (not to scale)

    USATF Certificate # NC18022BDS

    Youtube Video - Full course

  • Venue Map

  • Lake Norman Forest Run Venue
  • Referral Program

  • Earn back your entry fee by sharing the race. It's super simple: after you register for the race you will be given a code. Simply share that code (in whichever way it makes sense) and you'll earn portions of your entry free. Read more right here.

  • Volunteers

  • No Race can be held without caring and knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to serve on race day. As such we have a program where if you volunteer you can race for free! To sign up to be a volunteer click on this link.  

  • Other Information

  • -Half Marathoners need to be able to finish by 11am (3.5 hours) due to traffic congestion.

    -Both courses are on asphalt road - no off road.

    -All athletes receive a participation medal.

    -Strollers start in the back of the 5K.

    -Toddlers under 4 can / walk with parents for free.

    -No pets, firearms or alcohol permitted.

    -You are responsible for knowing our polices.

  • Results

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