Smith Mountain Lake is a wonder to behold, and the natural surroundings here are well worth exploring. This area is host to a number of unique events that showcase that beauty well, including the 2019 Osprey 10K/5K. Perfect for those in great shape as well as those who are less athletically inclined, this run/walk is a wonderful way to enjoy nature and get some exercise.

10K/5K at Smith Mountain Lake

This annual Osprey running of 10K/5K Run/Walk coincides with the return of the osprey to their nest in April; hence the name of the race. Sponsored by Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park, all the proceeds from the run will go to benefit programs at Smith Mountain Lake park as well as create environmental conscious educational opportunities. This 1K run and 5 K run/walk are open to participants of all ages as well as activity levels. Situated in Smith Mountain Lake State Park, you will experience the beauty of the natural terrain while you make your way through the course.

Osprey Racing Details

There are various Osprey racing categories that are inclusive of all ages and athletic abilities, for you to choose from. Registration is required for all participants and is accepted up until the day of the race. The registration fee covers the entrance to the park, a race shirt and the medals for the various category winners. Awards will be given for male, female and age group participants. There will be chip timing to ensure an accurate recording of the race results. Water, fruit and energy bars will be provided at both the start and the finish lines.

2019 Osprey 10k/5k
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Huddleston, VA US 24104
Registration Required-$25-$35

Prepare for the Race

Everyone, whether novice or seasoned runner can prepare for the Osprey Running /Walking. It is best to register early so that you can focus on getting prepared for the event the day of. The course itself is not at all difficult offering varied running and walking conditions that are suitable for all runners. The backdrop of Smith Mountain Lake is what makes running and walking this course so enjoyable. With a steady, mainly flat terrain, you’ll start off at the race booth located on the beach at Smith Mountain Lake. You’ll then walk or run your chosen course to either make time or to simply enjoy the experience of participating in this event. Click here to check out some of the best vacation rentals, and learn more about us!