Lake Summit 10 Mile

Zirconia, North Carolina

Zirconia, North Carolina

Sat 7th September 2024

1 race

Organiser's Description

Lake Summit 10 Mile
Tuxedo, North Carolina
The shores of Lake Summit will showcase the depth of the blue ridge mountains in the backdrop off the glistening waters. Lake Summit is nestled in the picturesque Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of the historic Flat Rock area. The course will include the 10 miles of  gravel road on the shoreline of Lake Summit near the beautiful homes of Tuxedo. This late season race will showcase the ever changing colors of the fall foliage in the backdrop with the green glistening water fronts of each home. Running around Lake Summit in Tuxedo, NC is a beautiful and invigorating experience. Lake Summit is a picturesque mountain lake located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Heres what its like to run around this scenic area:
Scenic Views: As you run along the shores of Lake Summit, youll be treated to breathtaking views of the lakes clear blue waters, surrounded by lush greenery and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. The scenery alone is enough to make your run enjoyable and memorable.
Tranquil Atmosphere: The area around Lake Summit is relatively quiet and peaceful, especially if you go for your run early in the morning or during the weekdays. The serene atmosphere allows you to connect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Varied Terrain: The trail around Lake Summit offers a mix of terrain. Youll encounter stretches of flat, smooth paths along the lakes edge, as well as some gentle hills that add a bit of challenge to your run. The changing terrain keeps things interesting and can be a great way to incorporate some hill training.
Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you run. Lake Summit and its surroundings are home to a variety of birds, small mammals, and even the occasional deer. These encounters can add an element of excitement to your run, and the sounds of nature provide a soothing backdrop.
Sense of Accomplishment: Completing a run around Lake Summit is not only a great workout but also a sense of accomplishment. The combination of natural beauty and physical activity can leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and proud of your achievement.
Overall, running around Lake Summit in Tuxedo, NC is a delightful experience that combines the joy of running with the tranquility of nature. Its a place where you can escape, unwind, and connect with the great outdoors.
Events Details

What: 10 mile running race around Lake Summit on a packed dirt road

Where: Tuxedo Park Lake Summit - 1299 Old US 25 Hwy, Zirconia, NC 28790

When: September 7th 2023 7:30

Packet Pickup: will begin 6:30am at the shelter at Tuxedo Park where the start/finish line are located

Post Run Food: We will be serving complimentary pancakes post run for all runners

Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the top 3 finishers. 

Age group winners will be recognized in the results tab and our point series.

Aid stations: One aid station on course with water and and a few snack items

Our Events Are: 

Youth 8 Under Race for Free 

Walker friendly (3 Hour Cutoff)

Dog Friendly

Stroller Friendly

Volunteer for a FREE Race Entry or a Future Race Entry by Upstate Race Series - HERE

Set-Up - Packet Pickup - Course Monitor - Meal/Aid Station Prep - Cleanup - Parking

Participants Receive

Finisher Medal

Custom Race Logo Sticker

Upstate Race Series Sticker

Pancake Breakfast

Complimentary Race Photos

Custom Race Bib

Raffle Drawing for Run In Gift Cards 

Upstate Race Series Crew Socks

Race Awards, Age Group Point Series, Chip Timing

Top 3 Male and Female Overall

Top 3 Male Female Age Group

Event Results - HERE

Age Group Categories
















Upstate Road Series - Age Group Point Series Standings - HERE

Address Parking
Runners can park at the following location:

1299 Old US 25 Hwy Zirconia, NC 28790 

Lake Summit Course Description

Course Map HERE - Elevation Gain - 575

The route is right around Lake Summit near Tuxedo and is generally flat with one speed bump of a hill! The terrain is 90% packed dirt road and the rest is sidewalks or paved roads. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. The route runs in a counter-clockwise direction around the lake with minimal road crossings or intersections. 


  • Lake Summit 10 Mile

    Sat 7th September 2024


  • Lake Summit 10 Mile

    Sat 7th September 2024


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