When it comes to outdoor adventure and opportunities to enjoy mountain and lake scenery at its finest, there’s no place quite like Smith Mountain Lake. Known and loved as the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Central Virginia hot spot attracts travelers from near and far on an annual basis looking for a place to relax, unwind and simply enjoy life. If you happen to find yourself here in April, it’s also a place you can run for a great cause. The Osprey 10K/5K makes its way to the area once more in 2020 and athletes who love to lace up and hit the road are welcome to come and enjoy a fun run for charity.

Running with Purpose

The Osprey 10K/5K event will be hosted on April 25, 2020 beginning at 9:00 pm at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. 2020 marks the 5th year this event has been held at Smith Mountain Lake and each year has seen an impressive number of athletes and participants show up to enjoy this fun run, walk or jog that benefits environmental stewardship in the area. The Osprey 10K/5K is sponsored by Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park. This non-profit organization has long been made up of champions of the land who are inspired by the beauty this area hosts and are dedicated to making sure it’s around, in combination with wildlife, for years to come for all to enjoy. In light of this effort, all proceeds from the Osprey 10K/5K event will go back into park programs and hopefully influence future generations to care for and protect Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

Race Logistics – Osprey 10K/5K

Registration for the Osprey 10K/5K event is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Registration completed online before March 31st is $30 per person and same-day registration is $35 per person with a cash-only option. Guests can pick and choose the length of their route, but no matter how far you run, participants will enjoy a paved pathway that provides spectacular wood and lake views throughout the park. The registration fee includes a shirt, park access, chip timing and of course, medals for those who are top finishers! This family-fun event is always a blast and even more meaningful when participants know their registration fee goes towards an amazing cause.

Book Your Smith Mountain Lake Stay Today

Make the most of every moment of your stay in Smith Mountain Lake. Whether you’re here for a fun run or coming for vacation, we are happy to help you find the ideal rental for your stay. Contact us today for details and to start planning.